A list of resources for families with a newborn baby looking for support during the fourth trimester. There is information on sleep, feeding, skin to skin, kangaroo care, NICU, SCBU, co-sleeping, night feeds, night time parenting, weaning. Helping parents who might want to hire a postnatal doula for this 4th trimester, or perhaps just need extra information to help them get more rest and look after their baby in the best way for them.
Kent doula Mother Mother
“This website presents research evidence about biologically normal sleep for human babies. We discuss how infant sleep may vary due to cultural behaviours and expectations such as what babies are fed, where they sleep, and how we interpret their needs. This information is for a) parents who wish to make informed choices about infant sleep and night-time care, b) health professionals who wish to share evidence-based information with parents about infant sleep. “
An online class with videos that gives a sensible, kind overview to life as a newborn mother.
Being a parent or carer to a child or young person can often be difficult without emotional support and guidance there to help. Many parents feel confused by what information is available or struggle to access services close to home.
Our free National Parent Support Service tackles these issues in a new and innovative way by using a network of ‘virtual’ volunteers from across the country to support parents and carers through telephone calls, email and text message.
HOW I HEALED MY POSTNATAL DEPRESSION WITHOUT SLEEP TRAINING MY BABY
Guest post by Zelma Broadfoot
As a social worker and a mother, I’ve experienced mental health issues both personally and professionally. It has touched my life, gently from time to time, and then knocked me over like a tone of bricks after the birth of my first daughter, Cadence, in 2015.
Information on sleeping for newborns and families from January Harshe. Birth Without Fear began as a simple passion to let women know they have choices in childbirth. It then evolved to become an inspiration and support to women and their families through their trying to conceive, pregnancy, birth and post partum journeys.
sensible information on co-sleeping, why you might want to do it, and how to do it safely.
Usually free of charge or well subsidised events, classes and information for pregnant women, new families and babies. Wonderful services for new parents, lots of support for breastfeeding and chances to meet new, local friends with children the same age. Local to Kent they are usually the site of health visitor clinics to weigh babies too.
Information on how to get support for maternal mental health issues in pregnancy, and with a baby in Kent. If you are stuck and want to know how to get some support you can always call me.
“Our vision is that every baby born premature or sick in the UK has the best chance of survival and quality of life.”
Helpline, article and communicant of support for pre and post natal anxiety and depression.