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Las contracciones de Braxton Hicks

Las contracciones de Braxton Hicks (BH) son “contracciones de práctica” que tonifican el útero en preparación para el trabajo de parto. Sin embargo, no causan ningún cambio en el cuello uterino, por lo que no causarán trabajo de parto prematuro y son totalmente normales y seguras. De hecho, en realidad es bueno que las sientas […]

Where to give birth in Barcelona?

Are you pregnant and do you live in Barcelona or its sourroudings? Congratulations! Probably you are excited with this new life growing inside you! How is the prenatal care in Barcelona? You have 2 options: you can choose the public healthy systme or you can go to a private clinic or hospital. If you have […]

¿Qué tipos de doulas existen?

El propósito de una doula es ayudar a las madres y las familias a prepararse para el bebé durante el embarazo, el parto y después del parto, por ello, a pesar de que en España no sean muy conocidas, existen diversos tipos de doulas que especializadas en las diferentes circunstancias de las familias. Es verdad […]

What will you feel when you get pregnant?

  You may already know that you’re pregnant, otherwise there are signs to look out for. The first sign of pregnancy tends to be missing a period, probably around two weeks after you’ve conceived.   There’s very little research on this topic, and early symptoms of pregnancy are different for everyone. Some women feel the […]

Preguntas frecuentes de una embarazada II

¿Tengo que cambiar mi alimentación? Depende de los hábitos alimenticios que tengas. El objetivo es que ni a ti ni a tu bebé os falte ni os sobre ningún nutriente, que el aumento de peso sea el correcto en cada trimestre y prevenir enfermedades como la toxoplasmosis o la listeriosis. La dieta mediterránea es la ideal. […]

World Breastfeeding Week – Doula Barcelona

We are celebrating the World Breastfeeding Week and I can be happier to help day after day women to achieve healthy and pleasant breastfeeding with their babies. Probably all you know the benefits of Breastfeeding, but just in case, I’m going to explain it again! Improve baby health The incidences of pneumonia, colds and viruses […]

Preguntas frecuentes de una embarazada I

¿Hay algo que pueda hacerse para evitar las náuseas? A las náuseas del embarazo se les llama “náuseas matutinas” porque suelen producirse sobretodo por la mañana, aunque pueden suceder en cualquier momento del día. Si cuando más aparecen es por la mañana puedes probar tomando algo sólido antes de levantarte (una tostada, una galleta,…). Si suceden durante el resto […]

Safe flying while pregnant

If you are enjoying a healthy pregnancy, plane travel is likely to be safe. The second trimester is probably the best time to fly. You’re likely to be over morning sickness. Later on, your expanding belly could make airport maneuvers more challenging. Before booking, however, visit your doctor and describe the trip details. If your doctor clears you for […]

When do I feed my baby: hunger cues

Babies should be fed when they indicate hunger. Crying is a late indicator of hunger – breastfeeding is much easier for both mom and baby if mom is able to pick up on baby’s earlier hunger cues. Early Cues: Smacking or licking lips Opening and closing mouth Sucking on the lips, tongue, hands, fingers, toes, toys, or […]

Can I travel during my pregnancy?

Wherever you go, find out what healthcare facilities are at your destination in case you require urgent medical attention. It’s a good idea to take your medical records with you so you can give doctors the relevant information if necessary. Make sure your travel insurance covers you for any eventuality, such as pregnancy-related medical care […]