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Recovery After Birth
Your body has gone through some astounding changes over the last 9 months, and recovering from birth is something that does not get spoken amount too often. Whether you have given birth vaginally or have had a caesarean section your body will need time to recover. A normal recovery period is typically 6 weeks, although each mum is different so recovery times can be different for everyone. Stitches If you had stitches (either after tearing, having an episiotomy or a caesarean section) it is important to bathe them every day in order to prevent an infection. Usually, your stitches will...
Lavender - one of the star ingredients!
Lavender is just one of the natural ingredients used in Natural Birthing Company's products. Lavender has many benefits! It is said to have antiseptic and anti-inflammatory properties as well as helping to reduce anxiety, insomnia, depression and restlessness. For this reason, Natural Birthing Company added this beautiful ingredient to Sleepy Mama - Relaxing Pillow Mist which is available at our store now!
Pregnancy and Infant Loss Remembrance Day
infant loss pregnancy rememberance
The work of us midwives involves being surrounded by new life every day. We see women who have just found out they are expecting, we see women who are glowing during their second trimester, feeling excited about what’s to come. We see women who arrive at hospital with bags packed full of nappies, baby clothes and cotton wool, ready to be induced, and we see women in a cap and hospital gown, surrendering their body for a caesarean section. We see soft new-borns nestled into breasts as they feed for the first time and we see emotional new parents learning...
Minimising vaginal tearing
Research has shown that massaging your perineum (the area between your vagina and back passage) from approximately 34 weeks pregnant can reduce the chance of you sustaining a tear that requires stitches. It can also reduce the need for an episiotomy (a small cut into the perineum). Perineal massage is thought to be particularly beneficial if you are having your first baby. Research also shows that antenatal perineal massage can reduce discomfort after the birth for women who are having their second or subsequent babies.Natural Birthing Company's “Down Below” Perineal Massage Oil has been specially formulated for the intimate area...
If you are currently breastfeeding and suffering from sore, full, heavy and engorged breasts then our Bosom Buddies are perfect for you! Breastfeeding may be the most natural thing in the world but realistically for many it is not without its difficulties. Calming Bosom Buddies Breastfeeding Oils by Natural Birthing Company support both your body and mind with common breastfeeding problems, providing you with instant comfort and therefore enabling you to continue your breastfeeding journey.