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Winter Newsletter Editorial: NEWBORNS

Winter Newsletter Editorial: NEWBORNS

By Stephanie Ondrack Welcome to the Childbearing Society’s winter newsletter, newborn edition! Much has been discovered about the youngest members of our species over the past few decades. It may surprise some of you to realize how little we used to know about newborns, to imagine that not so long ago, we believed these small… Continue Reading

ASK CHILDBEARING: Should I swaddle my newborn?

ASK CHILDBEARING: Should I swaddle my newborn?

By Stephanie Ondrack Q:Should I swaddle my newborn? I have received several swaddling blankets as gifts, but I have heard conflicting things. A:Swaddling babies used to be routine practice. It was a way of helping agitated babies calm down and settle when they were separated from their mothers. Since babies used to be kept in… Continue Reading

Babies Remember!

Babies Remember!

By Bonnie Davis Did you know that up until 1986, surgeries were routinely performed on babies without anaesthetic? The most common were intestinal and heart surgeries requiring the most invasive surgical techniques in existence. It was thought that babies were barely conscious and didn’t really feel anything, so it didn’t matter what happened to them early… Continue Reading

The Pursuit of Proximity

The Pursuit of Proximity

By Pat Currie When asked to write about attachment and infants I decided to prime my thoughts about this time of my life by watching home videos of the birth and early months of my children’s lives. Surprisingly, it wasn’t in the videos where my thoughts on attachment and infants started but it was in… Continue Reading

Why Can Motherhood Feel so Hard? Reclaiming the Honour and Worth

By Stephanie Miranda Jhala Social Media lied to me about Motherhood. I couldn’t wait for my 1 year “vacation” called mat leave. I’d have three gourmet organic meals on the table every day, the house would be an immaculate haven. I’d be dressing myself and my little one up in flowy floral dresses, frolicking in… Continue Reading

Newborn Myths Revealed

By Bonnie Davis As a new parent you may feel bombarded with information about babies from many different sources, the Internet, books, other parents, and grandparents! Sometimes it’s challenging to know what is accurate and helpful. Here are 7 popular newborn myths debunked!   Myth #1: At birth the newborn’s brain is fully developed just… Continue Reading

SLEEP, SWEET SLEEP: The Risks of Sleep Training

By Debra Woods Western society’s parents are being misled – told that infants and toddlers should ‘sleep through the night’. Contrary to this belief, it’s completely normal for newborns and infants to wake at night, and often! They don’t have the capacity to sleep for long stretches, nor should they be made to. New parents… Continue Reading

Babies Remember!

  By Bonnie Davis Did you know that up until 1986, surgeries were routinely performed on babies without anaesthetic? The most common were intestinal and heart surgeries requiring the most invasive surgical techniques in existence. It was thought that babies were barely conscious and didn’t really feel anything, so it didn’t matter what happened to… Continue Reading

Question of the Quarter: Should I Swaddle my Newborn?

Question: Should I swaddle my newborn? I have heard conflicting things.   Answer: Swaddling babies used to be routine practice. It was a way of helping agitated babies calm down and settle when they were separated from their mothers. Since babies used to be kept in nurseries, removed from the loving arms and warm bodies… Continue Reading

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