Sparkles and Stretchmarks

The Best Pregnancy and Baby Bloggers

Ask the Midwife have carefully selected these blogs because they work to educate, inspire and empower other parents with their high-quality information. Pregnancy is often filled with a mixture of emotions like excitement, fear or love. For first time parents, every experience is new. But because each pregnancy is unique, even experienced parents can find[…]


reading begins in the womb

WORLD BOOK DAY – Reading begins in the womb BABYOPATHY CAMPAIGN – Read to your bump & beyond!   “World Book Day is the biggest celebration of its kind designated by UNESCO as a worldwide celebration of books and reading” from World Book Day is designed to encourage reading from children as young as[…]

smallest things

Mothers of Premature Babies Need More Support

Mothers of Premature Babies Need More Support Expecting a baby is a time filled with hope and anticipation. You begin to plan. You ‘nest’, decorating the nursery, buying cribs, buggies and tiny baby grows. You prepare. Packing your hospital bag, finalising birth plans and saying goodbye to work colleagues as you begin your maternity leave.[…]

Why we shouldn't be using olive or sunflower oil on newborns research

Why we shouldn’t be using olive or sunflower oil on newborns

By Jenny from Midwife and Life One of the most common questions we get asked as midwives is, ‘What can I put on my baby’s dry skin?’  or ‘What can I use for my newborn’s dry skin?’  It is very common for newborns to have flaky, dry skin, it’s almost like they need to peel off[…]


How to settle your newborn in their own bed at night

Written by Jenny, from Midwife and Life If you haven’t had your baby yet, you’ll want to bookmark or pin this post for future reference, trust me! When I visit a new Mum one of the most asked questions I get is ‘How can I get my baby to settle in his/her cot at night?’[…]