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Hydration is an essential component of your health during pregnancy. Your body is adapting to pregnancy, where among the huge range of changes occurring...

Packing correctly for your baby benefits both you and your baby. In this blog, I will discuss the travel essentials you need when traveling on a plane...

Sinéad is a qualified Lactation Consultant and very passionate about supporting families throughout their breastfeeding journey...

Vitamin K is a vitamin that is essential for natural blood clotting. The vitamin activates molecules in our bodies that are necessary for clotting...

Mums are in the spotlight after pregnancy, and rightly so. But their partners need love and support too!...

Flathead syndrome is also known as plagiocephaly. Baby’s heads are extremely malleable so anything that applies pressure to the skull has the ability to mold. ...

A ‘Keto Diet’, short for Ketogenic Diet, consists of 75%  fats, 15-20% proteins, and >10% carbohydrates. While other diets would reduce complex sugars like white bread and pasta, Keto Dieting cuts out all carbs, including most fruit and vegetables, cereals, and grains. ...

As I’m sure you’ve noticed already, newborn babies sleep a lot! However, it’s important that they wake every three hours or so to feed until they are back to their birth weight usually by 2 weeks old. ...

Bringing home a new baby can be a bit of a shock for everyone, especially older siblings who are used to being the centre of attention. Here are some great tips for reassuring your older kids that they’re not being replaced or forgotten about....

There are a few reasons why you will experience vaginal bleeding after the birth of your baby....

Here at The Baby Academy, we are incredibly passionate about making pregnancy and parental education accessible to all, so we are delighted to have partnered with Lupilu to launch our Free Mum’s Health Workshop....

We are delighted to launch our Free Perinatal Mental Health Workshop, the first of its kind globally. This 2-hour online workshop is ideal for existing and expectant parents....

Many babies, in the first few months of life, go through fussy periods. Babies tend to fuss most in the evening or afternoon but each baby is different! ...

Now that your toddler is roaming freely, there are a few things to keep in mind when dressing them....

Our online classes are delivered by the most highly qualified and experienced midwives, who are engaging and inspiring. Our classes allow you to learn from the best and gain confidence to make the best decisions for you and baby throughout your pregnancy journey....

Every pregnant mother holds a vivid image in their mind of their little one snuggled up in the womb, sucking his thumb or resting his chin against his hand....

Almost every mom, at one time or another, has felt the shame and anger that is triggered by the phenomenon of ‘mom-shaming’ and I’m sorry to tell any soon-to-be moms that you will probably experience it too....

Keeping your baby hydrated is important at all times, as the effects of severe dehydration can be serious. If your child is very thirsty, they are probably already dehydrated. Their little bodies can help but struggle to hold fluids so dehydration can happen fast so it's...

Sonia began her midwifery training in 2009 after working as a nurse in a busy Irish Hospital....

It’s normal to feel like you're in a daze during pregnancy. Doctor appointments and new medical information abound as you prepare for what’s ahead....

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. ...

Louise began her midwifery career in 2007 after initially training as a Nurse and brings her extensive experience to The Baby Academy....

What That Dark Line on Your Pregnant Belly Is, And Why You Shouldn’t Worry About It...

Jean is a Midwife with over 15 year’s experience and also a Mum of two. She has been providing antenatal education for 7 years....

Aisling is a Midwife working in one of Ireland’s largest maternity departments. With extensive experience in the labour ward and postnatal ward....

If you’re a mum of twins, breastfeeding can be doubly challenging at first: After all, you’ve got two mouths to feed, two little bodies to balance and three people who need to figure out this whole breastfeeding thing....

Sue is a Midwife, Antenatal Instructor and a busy Mum of two. With over 15 years’ experience, Sue has worked in all areas of Midwifery such as Delivery Suite, Antenatal wards, Postnatal wards, the DOMINO program and currently manages The Antenatal Education Department in one...

If you’re a mum of twins, breastfeeding can be doubly challenging at first: After all, you’ve got two mouths to feed, two little bodies to balance and three people who need to figure out this whole breastfeeding thing....

Finding out you are expecting is super exciting but this also might be your first time stepping into the realm of a hospital care and with prolonged periods of time alongside healthcare professionals you'll likely be hearing dozens of long-sounding words used to describe your...

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

Jaundice is a slight yellow discolouration of your baby’s skin and the whites of their eyes which occurs a few days after they're born and is very common....

It is highly recommended that women should get a flu vaccine at any stage when you are pregnant. During pregnancy, her immune system changes and so she can accommodate carrying the baby. ...

Haemorrhoids are swollen veins in the anus or lower rectum and downward pressure during labour has the potential for these swollen veins to pop!...

Having a baby is a fundamental part of human nature and some people don't see any reason to attend an antenatal class, after all, women have been having babies for thousands of years and there weren’t antenatal classes available way back when....

What do Braxton Hicks feel like? Braxton Hicks contractions are painless tightenings of the uterine muscles and normal throughout your pregnancy as long as they’re painless and irregular....

First of all, every woman, her pregnancy and her birth experience is very different. What you may experience can vary widely from what your friend or sister or mother may have experienced....

More than 1 in 5 pregnancies end in miscarriage, around 14,000 women in Ireland each year experience the loss of their baby at some stage throughout their pregnancy. Many women are not well informed about why a miscarriage happens, which can make the whole situation...

When a pregnancy results in a miscarriage, the mother and father both grieve a tragic loss....

A big thank you to Killian for sharing your story with us and helping us to help dad's and partners feel more included in the the journey from bump to baby....

Safe sleep is one of the main topics we teach in our FREE Baby Care Workshop which we run for first time expectant parents....

Fetal hiccups are very normal. This comes from advice that hiccups should not be the only movements you feel, as they are involuntary....

Breastfeeding colostrum for the first few days is a great start for your baby...

Baby Zeke came into the world 3 weeks early, after an unexpected induction because of an IUGR...

Yes it’s ok, due to the anatomy of blood vessels in the body you may feel weak or woozy lying on your back in pregnancy, just tilt to the side of this is the case....

For a planned section, you can bring your baby’s first outfit and nappies packed in a little bag, and that is all you’ll need to go to theatre, the hospital will supply the gown you wear for the birth....

Increased discharge is normal and once it’s a light colour with no unpleasant odour it okay. you may need to wear a pantyliner....

Epidurals are a very common phobia. You can use gas and air during the procedure, which will help you to relax....

As the restrictions ease, keep visitors to a minimum and make sure they wash their hands well if they are going to hold baby....

Here I’ve put together short video, along with my "TEN Reasons to use a TENS Machine!"....

At our antenatal class we often get asked about various birth types, such as the use of an episiotomy....

With antenatal classes being cancelled in hospitals and venues across Ireland, our team of midwives have developed a live antenatal class to support expectant couples during this time. ...

We have developed a bespoke online platform that brings our antenatal education to you live, with multiple functionalities to ensure you receive knowledge as if you were there in person....

At our antenatal class we always get asked about C-Sections, or Caesarean Section Deliveries. In Ireland, 33% of deliveries are C-Sections....

In a forceps delivery an instrument shaped like a pair of large spoons is applied to the baby’s head to help guide the baby out of the birth canal. ...