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Let me talk you through a simple step by step… and we will do the full demo as always in our antenatal Class....

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....

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....

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

Would you know what to do in a first aid emergency?...

A goodnight’s sleep is key to feeling and looking good during pregnancy.  While you sleep your body delivers fluid to organs and tissues that need replenishing...

A goodnight’s sleep is key to feeling and looking good during pregnancy.  While you sleep your body delivers fluid to organs and tissues that need replenishing...

A goodnight’s sleep is key to feeling and looking good during pregnancy.  While you sleep your body delivers fluid to organs and tissues that need replenishing...

A goodnight’s sleep is key to feeling and looking good during pregnancy.  While you sleep your body delivers fluid to organs and tissues that need replenishing...

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

If you’re currently pregnant, you may be wondering how Coronavirus or COVID-19 could affect your family....

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

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

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. ...

Flying can cause discomfort at the best of times. While pregnant, it can exacerbate the discomfort you're already experiencing. Symptoms like a blocked nose or ears, swollen legs, and morning sickness can all get worse at 30,000 feet...

A goodnight’s sleep is key to feeling and looking good during pregnancy.  While you sleep your body delivers fluid to organs and tissues that need replenishing...

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....

2021 has been a roller coaster of a year for The Baby Academy in which we helped over 500,000 families as they began their journey into parenthood and we can't wait to see that number grow....

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....

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

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. ...

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

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....

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 important to be aware of the signs of dehydration:...

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. ...

A goodnight’s sleep is key to feeling and looking good during pregnancy.  While you sleep your body delivers fluid to organs and tissues that need replenishing...

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....

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....

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

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

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 of Ireland’s largest Maternity Hospitals....

Seona is a midwife with over 10 years of experience working in all areas of midwifery. She is hugely passionate about breastfeeding and formalised this passion by becoming an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant....

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

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

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....

Labour…the clue is in the name! I have been there myself twice and supported lots of women and I can safely say, it is hard work...

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

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

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 pregnancy....

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....

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

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 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....

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. ...

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 frightening and more distressing....

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....