Collecting Colostrum

By NCT Doula Beverley Hinton Colostrum is the first, concentrated milk that your baby will drink after birth. It is full of nutrients and disease-fighting antibodies — it provides everything that your baby needs in the early days after birth, including beneficial bacteria. These are taken from the mother’s gut and delivered to the baby’s digestive tract, changing it from … Read More

Stress and Adjustment

By NCT Doula Beverley Hinton The process of birth and the transformation of becoming a mother involves monumental psychological and physical upheaval. This is generally experienced as both more joyous and more complicated and overwhelming than the parent imagined, expected or could possibly have anticipated. The most intense experience of their lifetime might be encompassed in caring for their new … Read More