KEEPING IT REAL

1 Mar 2016

“How do you do it?” is a question parents of twins or triplets hear on a regular basis. Indeed, no one can better understand the meaning behind “life’s one big balancing act” than a parent of multiples. We talk to three parents to get a deeper unders...

1 Mar 2016

Firstly, thank you for letting us get to know your wonderful family. Tell us more about your children!

 

Jacob and Vivianne are now 14 years old! And, they have a younger brother who is 6 years old. We moved to Singapore from the USA when Jacob and Viv...

1 Mar 2016

Firstly, congratulations from us, and thank you for letting us get to know your wonderful family. How did you feel when you first found out you were expecting twins? Did you have any concerns? How do you feel now that the twins are a little older?

 

To...

1 Mar 2016

Firstly, congratulations from us, and thank you for letting us get to know your wonderful family. How did you feel when you first found out you were expecting triplets? Did you have any concerns? How do you feel now that they are a little older?

 

At t...

3 Jan 2016

I moved from Melbourne to Singapore when my son was three months old.

 

I was glad to move to a new place and it all seemed very exciting in theory. But once I came here, I was so lonely. My baby was cluster feeding from day one and just wanted to be c...

3 Jan 2016

After 2 years of trying, I finally became pregnant with my daughter in 2012 and she was born in March 2013. I have suffered from depression since I was a teenager but have been successfully medicated. I came off my medication and was relatively fine...

3 Jan 2016

Post-partum depression (PPD) was something I only read about. I cruised through my first pregnancy in a blissful bubble, consciously blocking out anything that would upset me – traumatising news especially those regarding children, negative birth sto...

3 Jan 2016

Hi Red! As a midwife, you must be accustomed to seeing clients with postpartum depression (PPD). Are you able to recognise that your client is a potential PPD candidate even before giving birth? What are some of the symptoms?

 

It is possible to spot a...

3 Jan 2016

Hi Tina, can we start with an explanation of what postpartum depression is exactly?

 

Postpartum depression (PPD; also called postnatal depression) is similar to normal depression, and can occur during or up to six weeks after pregnancy. It may not be...

3 Jan 2016

Depression affects at least 10-15 % of women after childbirth in Singapore. Postnatal depression is regarded seriously by medical health professionals and is upsetting not only to the women suffering from it but to their families as well. Here, we in...

3 Jan 2016

“So,… what do you do all day?”

 

That’s a common response I get from strangers, acquaintances, even friends and family, whenever they first find out that I am a stay-at-home dad. After I’ve swallowed my annoyance and laid out the many tasks that fill m...

3 Jan 2016

Monica S. writes:

 

I have a 6 week old baby, and I am doing both breastfeeding and formula feeding. I do not have enough breastmilk to feed my baby and the methods I am using to increase production (such as lactation herbs) are not working. I am stres...

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