6 weeks-6 months

Expanding Horizons

By now you will be getting to know your baby, this entirely new person, and you will find yourself entering a phase of increased enjoyment, as your baby starts responding more to you.

What about Mum?

Remember to think about yourself! Happy Mum often means happy baby.  Check out our Mothers section for tips about how to look after yourself now your a mum.

A good walk pushing the buggy will keep baby happy too! Remember your partner!  Make time for each other.  If you have a reliable babysitter try and go out to a movie, dinner, doing something that you enjoyed together pre-baby times.

Remember those pelvic floor exercises

Tighten the muscles around your anus, vagina and urethra, and lift up inside as if trying to stop passing wind and urine at the same time.  It is very easy to bring other irrelevant muscles into play, so try to isolate your pelvic floor as much as possible by:

  • not pulling in your stomach
  • not squeezing your legs together
  • not tightening your buttocks
  • not holding your breath

Rest for few seconds then repeat them, slow and controlled each time more.

Returning to work?

It can be a hard decision to go back to work after having your baby.  Here are a few helpful ideas to make that decision a wee bit easier more.