Emily's Blog Post
Breastfeeding is wonderfully enjoyable for lots of mums, but it is not unusual to have some difficulty in the beginning. These difficulties are usually very straightforward to diagnose and therefore fix. Occasionally, it takes a bit of trial and error and ruling things out, but for every breastfeeding problem there is a breastfeeding solution!
It’s really important to seek help early on and not adopt a “wait and see if it gets better” approach.… Read more
My kids LOVE this dinner when I accompany it with taco shells, sour cream, iceberg lettuce, mashed avocado with lemon and some grated cheese and just let them build their own tacos! Without the dairy accompaniments this is a vegan dish.
The recipe works with whatever beans and vegetables you have in, so feel free to experiment! Its a great way of getting veggies into the kids and for cutting down on meat, which might be perfect after Christmas indulgence!… Read more
Is the hospital antenatal class worth doing? Do I need to do something else as well? Where can I go if the hospital antenatal class doesn’t suit me?
Here at the elbowroom, we believe that its important to do an independent antenatal course, one not affiliated to any hospital. Why? Well, because the hospital will give you the hospital line…when to go in, what pain relief to take, what interventions are necessary from the hospitals point of view.… Read more
I am so excited about our nurturing pregnancy retreat in the elbowroom escape in County Wicklow, this coming February. Joining me in facilitating this lovely weekend will be our amazing yoga teacher and yoga teacher trainer, Melissa Curtis. Like me, Melissa is a mum, yoga teacher, birth educator and hypnobirthing coach. She also has over 14 years experience working with pre and postnatal mums and is a qualified doula also.
A pregnancy retreat to prepare body and mind for motherhood
This 2-night retreat takes place from February 3rd to 5th 2017. … Read more
While becoming ill while breastfeeding can be exhausting and an additional worry, it is generally fine to nurse through most common illnesses. Always, if you are worried consult your GP, but in the vast majority of illnesses, it is fine to carry on breastfeeding as normal. In fact the only illness considered to have contraindications with breastfeeding, is HIV.
With common viruses and bugs, you will provide antibodies to your nursing baby as you breastfeed through it.… Read more
Be aware of the increased likelihood of intervention with a Christmas baby
Did you know a Christmas due date is linked with an increased likelihood of induction, intervention and caesarian birth.
Let’s face it, your consultant would rather not be pacing the corridors on Christmas Eve and if you are due around Christmas, electing for induction or caesarian birth might seem appealing at first.
My last baby was due December 26th.… Read more