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Breastfeeding Hurts! What Can I Do?

May 18, 2023

Breastfeeding has many benefits for both the mum and the baby and is often said to be a very fulfilling process for mothers. But what if you are curling your toes in pain every time you breastfeed your baby? Sore and tender nipples are common during the first few days of breastfeeding — after all, […]

How to Overcome Anxiety During Pregnancy

May 18, 2023

It is normal to fret about your pregnancy and your baby, but if you find yourself consumed by worry day and night, you may be having anxiety. Symptoms of anxiety include: Constant and uncontrollable anxiousness Excessive worrying about a range of things, especially your health, and baby Inability to focus Feeling irritable and short-tempered A […]

How to Spot the Signs of Depression During Pregnancy?

May 18, 2023

Pregnancy and motherhood are often viewed as some of the happiest moments of a woman’s life. Yet, an estimated 1 in 10 women in Singapore is affected by clinical depression during pregnancy. Depression during pregnancy (also known as antenatal/prenatal depression) often increases the chances of a woman having postnatal depression — about half of the […]

4 Ways to Beat Mood Swings During Pregnancy

May 17, 2023

Pregnant mums, if you feel you’re on an emotional rollercoaster ride right now, you’re not alone. Mood swings tend to hit hardest during the first trimester when hormonal changes are at their peak, and can leave you gleeful one minute and miserable the next. Despite knowing about mood swings, many mums-to-be are ill-prepared for the […]

Resuming Your Sex Life After Childbirth

April 22, 2023

Your whole life might seem to revolve around your baby after delivery, but that doesn’t mean that sexual intimacy between you and your partner can’t resume. Like many other women in your situation, however, you may be apprehensive about sex after childbirth for fear that it might bring about pain, discomfort or negative physical effects. […]

Recovering From Childbirth: What You Can Expect

February 22, 2023

All that planning and preparation for your baby’s arrival can feel draining, but it is the actual process of labour and delivery that can weigh you down for an extended period of time. Be it a vaginal delivery or a caesarean section, your body undergoes a great deal of stress, resulting in a prolonged period […]

Prenatal Classes: What They Are And What To Expect

February 22, 2023

Prenatal classes are designed to help expectant parents tackle the myriad challenges that come with pregnancy, labour and raising a newborn. Often run by hospitals, they are also run by private organisations, such as Hatch+. If you’re not sure whether prenatal classes are useful or even necessary, here’s what you can expect to learn.   […]

Breastfeeding And Milk Supply: Is My Baby Feeding Enough?

February 21, 2023

Breastfeeding may be a natural process, but that does not mean it is easy — or that it comes naturally. Many mothers are worried about their milk supply and question if their babies are feeding enough. The truth is, having a high milk supply or low milk supply both come with their own sets of […]

Expert Guide: Feeding Your Newborn

February 21, 2023

It’s the moment you have been looking forward to for months: taking your baby home for the first time. It’s natural to feel a bit anxious about getting into a routine, especially when it comes to feeding. Here’s everything you need to know. How Do I Know When To Feed My Baby? If you are […]

Expert’s Advice: Essential Vaccinations For Your Child In Singapore

February 21, 2023

As a new parent, it can be tough for you to see your baby getting a vaccination. However, vaccinations are the only way you can protect your baby against serious infectious diseases, which is why it is so important for parents to ensure that their babies are vaccinated against diseases such as: Tuberculosis Hepatitis B […]