Who is Midwife Cath?
Midwife Cath – Cath Curtin – is a trusted expert in women’s health, pre-pregnancy, antenatal care and education, pregnancy, labour and birth, postnatal care, breastfeeding, and parenting. She has delivered over 10,000 babies throughout her 43-year career. Trained and fully-qualified as a nurse, midwife and maternal and child health nurse, Cath has an incomparable depth of experience. She is the Author of “The First Six Weeks” and “After, The First Six Weeks”.
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Advice from Midwife Cath
How many clothes will my new baby need, and what sort of clothing should he be wearing?
When dressing your baby, I keep to some simple basics. You need plenty of singlets, growsuits, and muslins for wrapping. You’ll need at least ten of each. Read more »
Sleep & Settling
Sometimes, it feels as if you need a science, nursing, and psychology degree to work out how to get your baby settled and sleeping. New Mums and Dads are inundated at every turn with conflicting advice about routines, and warned that by falling into ‘bad habits’, they’re creating ‘a rod for their own backs’. Take a deep breath and repeat after me:’ I do not need a PhD to care for my newborn’. Read more »