Pregnancy Education

A Maternity Nurse’s Perspective on Breastfeeding Success

There is nothing more beautiful, exciting and exhausting as a newborn! But with this exceptional miracle of new life can sometimes come frustration – especially when it comes to breast feeding. First, know that you are not alone! Many women need a little additional help to get this ball rolling. So we asked a Maternity …

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What Are The Signs of Early Pregnancy?

Experiencing some early pregnancy signs? Thinking you may be pregnant?  Earliest Sign There are signs and symptoms of early pregnancy that many women experience, some even experiencing them just days after the first missed period. Some signs, such as implantation bleeding (6-12 days after conception) happen even before a woman misses her period. Cramping may …

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Dealing with Postpartum Depression

Information and statistics on postpartum depression are taken from UpToDate, an evidence based medical database for health professionals. The following article was written by a medial student who volunteers their time at Advice & Aid. What, exactly, is Postpartum Depression? Postpartum depression, according to the World Health Organization, is defined as depression occurring up to …

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