Ultrasound scans work by sending sound waves through your uterus (womb). These waves bounce off your baby as echoes, which are then turned into an image on a screen that shows your baby’s position and movements. Ultrasound scans are only recommended when there’s a clear medical reason, such as checking your baby’s development. These scans should be performed by a qualified healthcare professional.
The recent developments regarding limiting ultrasound use during pregnancy is not surprising. Some moms-to-be are having “ultrasound parties” that can last up to an hour, as well as and having keepsake ultrasounds that aren’t medically necessary, but are simply for pictures or determining …
If you have committed to breastfeeding your baby, you will find it works best when you’re comfortable, so put thought into creating a special space for you to bond with your little one.
Here are some ideas to get you started:
- Comfortable chair – Breastfeeding a newborn takes up much of the day so a comfy chair that supports your back and lets you shift positions, or even recline, is a must. A foot rest or foot stool is also important.
- Pillows – Nursing pillows or sleeves are great for taking some of the strain off your arms, back and neck.
- Blanket – A lightweight throw is perfect for covering up when you …