Traditionally dates have been used for centuries to prepare for labour and now we have research to back it. While we don’t know exactly how it works it is thought that dates have an oxytocin-like effect on the body, leading to increased sensitivity of the uterus. They stimulate uterine contractions and reduce postpartum haemorrhage, the way oxytocin does. Read on..
Breastfeeding is a learned skill for you and our baby. This article explores 4 ways you can prepare to succeed BEFORE baby arrives. Where to find support, accurate information and things to add to your birth plan for a great breastfeeding start.