Life not as you know it... the first few weeks with your baby

Jun 11, 2020, 01:00 PM

Life not as you know it. Bringing your baby home and navigating a whole lots of firsts.

Rick and Dr Sarah are joined by Amanda Thompson. We talk about that transition to parenthood, the first few weeks with your new baby and how things don't always go as planned. We discuss baby blues, postnatal depression, managing a crying baby, witching hour, the first bath, infant feeding, baby vomits and there is more talk about baby poo! Amanda is a co-founder of Bundle Antenatal group and has two sets of twins. So really does know how to handle a crying baby!

This episode comes as Rick's baby is three months old and he's going through a rough time with sleep. Get it while you can.

Lots of love

Dr. Sarah and Rick x

Thank you to Amanda and the Bundle team: Bundle is not just an Antenatal class, there is plenty on offer for parents in the post natal period too. Check out their website: https://www.bundlelondon.com 

If you are struggling with a crying baby there are several support services/helplines available as well as your GP and midwife. 

https://www.cry-sis.org.uk
https://iconcope.org
https://www.pandasfoundation.org.uk

For further info relevant for the first week with your baby check out our episodes 'the first 24 hours' and 'does this thing come with a manual' with midwife Kirsty Howe. We talk in more detail about what is normal with baby poos and wees, weight gain and baby jaundice.

Please remember this is not medical advice. If you are concerned seek medical attention. The opinions voiced by the speakers in this episode do not reflect those of the organisations they work for.

Please note this episode was recorded before the Coronavirus Pandemic and Social Distancing recommendations. 

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