Childbirth & Labour

Your New Baby

The first moments with your new child are some of the most anticipated minutes of a mother's life. With all this anticipation comes questions, worries and concerns. A new born baby is delicate and some doctors argue that their first moments are some of the most important for bonding. In this section we try to dispel any myths about the first moments with your new baby and also guide you through meeting him/her for the first time.


  • vitamin k injections

    Vitamin K Injections

    Find out about Vitamin K injections during pregnancy and after the birth and how can they help you and your baby.

  • Lanugo


    Lanugo is when your baby comes out hairy, but it is usually nothing to worry about! Find out why it occurs and how often.

  • Vernix Caseosa

    Vernix Caseosa

    Learn about Vernix Caseosa and what this waxing coating on your newborn's skin actually does.

  • Fontanelles

    Soft Spots on the Baby's Head or Fontanelles

    Newborn children have very unique anatomies compared to a 1 year old - find out why newborns have soft spots in their head and what you should be wary of.

  • Skin to Skin Contact

    Skin to Skin Contact with Your Baby

    See how important skin to skin contact with your baby in the first few hours of its birth is for the bonding process between parent and baby.

  • naming a baby

    Naming your Baby

    What should I name my child? What will my family think? Read our simple guide on choosing a name for your baby.

However you decide to spend them, remember that these moments are precious and ones you will not forget. This is the first time your child has ever seen the outside world and you get to spend these moments with them. We would love if you told us about your first moments and what they meant to you on our Facebook page.

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