Caesarean Sections – The Journey

The first six weeks postpartum is considered a “recovery” period due to the high level of strain your body has been put through – no matter how you gave birth! Looking after a new baby is hard for all parents, but it can be harder when you are recovering from a caesarean section. The time […]

Breast engorgement – reduce your risk & tips for relief

Once you have given birth, your breasts are given a signal to start to produce milk. Blood flows to your breasts, and your milk usually comes in 1 to 4 days after birth. Breast engorgement is when your breasts get full and sore, which is common in the early days and weeks of breastfeeding. You […]

How to keep your baby safe while sleeping

You may already know that the most important tip to keep your baby safe while sleeping is to keep them on their back – a recommendation that has contributed to an 85% reduction in SIDS deaths since the 90’s. Here are a few more tips to ensure you always create a safe sleeping environment for […]

Newborn Bath Time

For the first few weeks of your newborn baby’s life, a gentle sponge bath is all you need to do, until the umbilical cord falls off & heals completely. Here are some basics you need to keep in mind when bathing your newborn. First you need to undress your baby – while cradling their head […]

Common Newborn Characteristics

You may be curious about your baby’s appearance directly after birth. Below are some common elements of what you might expect your newborn baby to have. Many of these will diminish as your baby grows but if you have any specific concerns about these characteristics in your baby, do not hesitate to reach out to […]

COVID-19 Update – Practice Adjustments

A letter from our team To our wonderful POGS parents: We wanted to inform you directly about the adjustments to our practice we have made, due to the current situation we are all facing. At POGS, we have decided to divide up into “teams”. This means each team will only work on certain days, to avoid […]

COVID-19 Update – Can I have my partner in the birthing suite?

📣 An important note to our beautiful mama’s to be 📣 We know that being pregnant during a pandemic is a stressful time for you. With reports from the media adding to the uncertainty and your distress, we wanted to clarify things for you regarding having your partner in the birthing suite. Partners ARE ALLOWED […]

HOW TO: Prevent Diaper Rash

It’s common for babies to develop some diaper rash, but keep these tips in mind if you want to prevent and help heal it! Change your baby’s diapers often and right after bowel movements. Be gentle when cleaning the area, as wiping or rubbing vigorously can further irritate the diaper rash. Use an ointment to […]

HOW TO: Simplify the first month with a newborn

If you’re a first time parent, having a newborn can be extremely daunting! However there are some tips and tricks you can put into place to ensure you stay organised and calm throughout the first 4 weeks, and here are just a few: You and your partner should try to make a rough plan for […]

How do I know if my baby is getting enough breastmilk?

We understand it is difficult for breastfeeding mothers to know exactly how much milk their baby is getting with each feed. However, with time and growing confidence you will be able to look for subtle signs that your baby is getting enough milk! Signs that your baby is getting enough breast milk: Your baby is […]