Pro-tip Series: Comfort Measures and Coping Mechanisms for Labour

Labour and birth are nothing short of life-changing events in a couple’s life. How labour is perceived prior to the event, often affects how the event is experienced. Labour is a powerful, yet healthy force and is most commonly a normal physiological event. A woman’s ability to cope with labour can be influenced by a great number of factors as will be discussed by MyMama midwife Ms Catriona Grech in this article.

 

Ms Catriona Grech - Comfort Measures and Coping Mechanisms for Labour

 

I believe that maternal satisfaction with the birth experience is dependent on not just creating a painless labour, but...

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Pro-tip Series: Why do I need Folic Acid in Pregnancy?

Research extensively shows that couples preparing to conceive, most notably women, are eager to make lifestyle changes in order to be in optimal health before planning for a baby. While some start exercising, others switch to a more healthy and well-balanced diet. In this blog post, MyMama midwife Ms Annabelle Mamo talks about the importance of folic acid in pregnancy.

 

Ms Annabelle Mamo - Why do I need Folic Acid in Pregnancy?

 

Whilst there are many things couples need to take into consideration before planning to conceive, folic acid supplementation should be given prime importance as it is pivotal in ensuring a healthy baby....

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Pro-tip Series: Exercising during Pregnancy

Baby let's move! Or shall we? It is natural for women to question the safety of exercise during pregnancy. In this post from our Pro-tip Series, MyMama midwife Ms Catriona Grech discusses the ins and outs of staying active while growing a baby.

 

Ms Catriona Grech - Exercising during Pregnancy

 

For a long time, pregnant women have been considered too delicate for even the mildest of strenuous efforts. They have been excluded not only from contact sports, but even from many party activities - including dancing or blowing balloons! Luckily, the idea of pregnancy being considered as a weakness is finally being...

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Interview with Ms Fiona Lyndley - Craniosacral Therapy

 

We virtually met Ms Fiona Lyndley , a Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapist and Pre & Perinatal Somatic Psychologist - a bit of a tongue-twister, as Donna quickly found out, but Fiona's heartfelt explanation of what Craniosacral Therapy is all about is an eye-opener to the possibilities that lie within alternative therapies.

Fiona has been studying and working in the natural medicine field for 25 years. Her desire is to facilitate open communication that is free from fear, after her own wake-up call that occurred during a three year period of physical disability.

Let us know whether you'd like to know more about alternative therapies...

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Pro-tip Series: Gestational Diabetes and Pregnancy

For our first post from our Pro-tip Series, MyMama has met (virtually, of course!) with resident Gynaecologist & Obstetrician Ms Christine Zammit Zerafa MD, MRCOG, EFOG-EBCOG, MSc Radiography (Ultrasound) to talk about a condition that pregnant women should be aware of.

 

Ms Christine Zammit Zerafa - Gestational diabetes and pregnancy

 

What is gestational diabetes?

Gestational diabetes (or its scientific term, gestational diabetes mellitus, GDM) may be defined as a disorder in the metabolism of carbohydrates, which develops for the first time during pregnancy.

2-5% of pregnancies are complicated by diabetes, mostly due...

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