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Cord blood banking is one of those things you hear people talk about while you’re pregnant that can make you initially panic. What is it? Should I know?...

The transition into parenthood is a unique and life-changing experience. Our 1 day live antenatal class has been developed to support expectant parents on this journey by providing them with the most up-to-date, evidence-based information....

While ultrasounds and pregnancy tests are the only way to know for sure if you're pregnant, there are other signs that you might have a baby on the way. In this post, we'll cover the signs and symptoms you should look out for in the...

Pregnancy is one of the most beautiful and exciting transitions we can experience. As our body prepares itself to bring a new life into the world....

At times, trying to get your toddler to eat can be as futile as trying to push water uphill with a rake. Not to worry, we’re here to help you in this sisyphean task....

One of the biggest worries for first-time parents is the idea of coping with very little sleep once your bundle of joy arrives. It is a well-known and popular source of conversation among most parents about how well your baby is sleeping; with a full...

We get a lot of anxious emails from soon-to-be mothers wondering why their baby isn’t kicking yet, and when they should expect the kicking to start....

Ghislaine is a senior midwife with the UK Emergency Medical Team and currently works in clinical education....

Sue is a Midwife, Antenatal Instructor and a busy Mum of two with over 15 years’ experience....

Ellie has 9 years’ experience as a midwife including antenatal, labour, postnatal care and antenatal education....

Anne has experience working in all aspects of midwifery with specialist interest in homebirths....

Laura brings to The Baby Academy almost a decade experience as a Midwife and has experience working in all aspects of Midwifery....

Sophie is an experienced midwife, having worked in all areas of maternity care, in addition to clinical trials and maternity research....

Kay has been an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC) for almost a decade....

As we are heading into summer, one of the common questions we get asked is if you need to give your babies additional water to keep them hydrated during the warmer months....

Reflux is where some of the contents in your baby's tummy leak back up into their mouth. It's a very common occurrence, affecting 40% of babies, however not all of these babies will require treatment. Remember that reflux is different from vomiting, where muscles forcefully...

Colic is a severe, often fluctuating pain in your baby’s abdomen and it affects anywhere between 10%-40% of babies around the world....

Although we are all trying our best to stay home and self isolate and avoid COVID19 there are some of you who are key workers or needing to leave your house for daily tasks and you may find yourself positive for COVID 19....

Usually one of the first things people ask once you’ve had your baby is “how much do they weigh?!”...

Every woman and her pregnancy varies greatly. What you may experience can vary widely from what your friend, sister or mother may have experienced....

1 in 4 women experiences some form of domestic abuse in their lifetime and often domestic abuse can begin or escalate during pregnancy....

Your baby's heartbeat will be monitored by your midwife whilst you are in labour, this is to ensure that your baby is coping well. ...

One of the milestones that are on every parent's mind is when to start weaning their baby onto solid foods; what to do, what to buy and what to expect....

My due date was the 16th of August, and in the early hours of the 12th of August, I began to have pains that I realised were contractions....