Six things you should know about your baby’s umbilical cord

In our BabyNatal Practical Baby Care classes we cover newborn appearance, and a key part of your baby’s appearance after birth (besides the fact that they are so cute, cuddly, beautiful and absolutely perfect) is that they will have some umbilical cord still attached to their tummy. Umbilical cords are not the typical thing that’s shown on TV, where babies who are meant to be newborn are in reality a few months old, so unless you’ve had a baby already or had the pleasure to be the birth partner for someone else, chances are that most of us haven’t seen one before and don’t know much about it. Continue reading

Natal Family Birth Story

P1070525Here at Natal HQ, we welcomed our own little arrival on Sunday 4th August 2013 at 1.08am. Baby Brock was born at home, weighing 7lbs 11oz. This is the story of his arrival…  Continue reading

Summer babies, Royal babies and Natal babies!

What an exciting few weeks it has been in the baby world – many of our own BabyNatal teachers have welcomed their own little arrivals recently (including Kate in Kettering, Mel in Wales, Hazel in Bedford and Sarah in Edinburgh!) and no one could have missed the news of the arrival of the royal Baby Prince George this week. At Natal HQ we are awaiting our own little arrival, and at nearly 40 weeks now, trying to be very patient. Continue reading

Story of a home birth (or two!)

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Baby Harrison born at home – how broody does this make you feel?!

“A HOME BIRTH!?” Most people cried once I’d told them my plans. Not surprising really since only 1.4% of births in my hometown of Warrington are home deliveries.

Another gem somebody said to me was: “Trust you to be different!” No, trust me to do my own research and decide for myself. Continue reading

BabyNatal Baby Boom!

So last year there was a Fifty Shades of Grey baby boom predicted, Im not sure about that, but certainly here at BabyNatal there has been a baby boom this year! So many of our teachers (I have honestly now lost count!) are expecting or have just welcomed little bundles themselves!

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