Archive | Life with your newborn

Bonding with Baby

For 13 years I have sat in post natal support groups with women who have just had babies. This is where I learn most about the experience of having a baby. Women in a safe space will talk, and talk they do. They process their lives by talking. It helps them to come to terms […]

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Top 10 indicators your newborn baby is normal

Beer + Bubs Perth presenter Kristin Beckedahl is an experienced doula and mother of two. If anyone knows what a “normal” newborn looks like, it’s her! Here’s a guide, especially for fathers, on what to look for on the day your baby is born… Fixing your eyes on your long-awaited newborn baby for the first […]

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Bonding with baby: a guide for the boys

At Beer + Bubs we bang on a lot about how important bonding is for newborn babies. Here, Carrina Bradbury, our Beer + Bubs Bunbury presenter, goes into more detail about exactly HOW dads can bond with their bubs. There is nothing more beautiful to a mum than the sight of her partner and baby […]

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Post natal depression: a dad’s guide

The Mental Health Association of NSW is behind Postnatal Awareness Week 13-19 November with a snappy post card campaign hitting the mailboxes of birth workers recently. The headline is EVERY SUPERMUM NEEDS A SIDEKICK. The “sidekick” they have in mind is a GP, midwife or child and family health nurse. These are such important resources […]

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Top tips for first time fathers: those first few weeks with your newborn

“Anyone who tells you that the first weeks of their baby’s life were a walk in the park was either residing in another country to said newborn or seriously embellishing the truth. It’s exhausting but it’s not permanent.” Lucy Perry, Cheers to Childbirth: A Dad’s Guide to Childbirth Support, Pure Publishing, 2010. I’m sometimes asked […]

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