Category Archives: Mommy – to – be
Meal Time Gift Set: perfect for a weaning baby
Giraffe & Owl Gift Set: a selection of newborn essentials
Mommylicious gift set: Surprise a mommy to be with a special gift
Gift basket are available at Oleana Boutique. If you would like a more customized gift basket please feel free to call us on 60606707
I think owls are the cutest thing ever! The details in this baby shower are fabulous! From the owl dessert table, cupcakes and centerpieces, They are just beautiful.
Did you have a baby shower and would like to share it with us? Please send your images to email@example.com
Images via nicolebenitez
One of the most exciting times during pregnancy is when you start planning and putting together your baby’s nursery. Calming colors, coziness and warmth is what every baby needs in her/his nursery and Mrs.F from Tidbit Du Jour has done just that. A few days ago she shared some images of her daughter’s nursery and let me just say they are beautiful! Mrs.F should share some of her interior decorating tips with us
Check out the rest of the pictures at Tidbit Du Jour.
BirthKuwait, in partnership with Royale Hayat Hospital, is pleased to announce the first ever DONA Doula training in Kuwait, April 26-28th, 2012.
What is a Doula?
A Doula is a person who provides non-medical care for mothers during and immediately after birth. A Doula:
- Recognizes birth as a significant life experience.
- Understands the physiology of birth and the emotiona needs of a laboring woman.
- Provides continuous support, practrical comfort measures, and an objective viewpoint to aid in decision-making.
- Complements the care provided by the woman’s partner and birth attendants.
- Protects and nurtures the memory of the birth experience
The intensive three-day workshop will help the participant:
- Recognize the significance of chidbirth in the life of a woman.
- Demonstrate at least three prental and postpartum support skills.
- Devise a plan to offer optimal support in a variety of labor situations.
- Appraise personal values and their relationship to labor support.
- Assess standards of practice and plan methods of business management.
Please email your registration form to firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com. If you want to print up your form, you can drop off your form with the registration fee to Sarah Paksima (Amwaj Towers, Gulf Road, Salmiya (5536-8636). The course fee is 150 KWD, and includes course training materials and meals. Registration deadline is April 1st, 2012.
This course is designed for those who have had some experience in the field of childbirth (practical (doesn’t have to be your own) or academic). The course is ideal for mothers, sisters, nurses, nutritionists, or other health professionals. Our vision is for every family in Kuwait to have a doula! If you have NO childbirth experience, please email Kristi (firstname.lastname@example.org) so she can help you design a prerequistie program.
*Nursing babies are welcome if they are quiet or if you have someone who can take them out of the room if need be.
*Please complete as many of the books from DONA’s required reading list as possible before the training. The list can be found at Birth Doula Required Reading List. It is not required, but recommended, that the reading be done prior to the program. If you need access tothese books before the treaining, please contact me (email@example.com) to check them out from my library.
For more information check out their website Birth Kuwait.
Make documenting life’s milestones cuter & easier with Sticky Bellies removable monthly stickers.
Available at Oleana Boutique
La Leche League is an international, nonprofit, nonsectarian organization dedicated to providing support, encouragement, information, and education to women who want to breastfeed. All women who are pregnant and interested in breastfeeding and all mothers who are currently breastfeeding are invited to attend meetings for an enjoyable time … of mother-to-mother sharing. Babies and children are always welcome, and refreshments are provided.
The Series meetings rotate through four main breastfeeding topics, but always cover new ground as the moms in attendance share their experiences, and as different aspects of each topic are explored.
Please help spread the word so that any mother who could use some support in breastfeeding her child will be able to come!!
For more information, please contact Caroline at 9001 4512 or LLLKuwait@gmail.com
Pregnancy can be hard. It can be even harder if you are worried about your health, your baby’s health, how you are going to cope, or simply about how to be the best mother you can.Mellow Bumps is a 6 weeks programme designed to provide support, information, and care to expectant Mums. The group is for women between 20 and 30 weeks gestation and is designed to reduce stress and anxiety whilst preparing you for your new arrival! It is not only for first time Mums, but for all expectant Mums.
Sign up NOW! Mellow Bumps groups are now accepting registrations at the SOOR Center. For more information or to book your place on a group, call the center on 2290 6711 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Five resolutions for pregnancy:
1. I will look in the mirror every day and tell myself I’m fabulous. Then I’ll spend the day being fabulous.
2. I will eat more fruits and veggies and fewer Hot Pockets and Doritos.
3. I will go for a walk, do some yoga, pick up some weights and stretch.
4. I will ask more questions at my prenatal visits.
5. I will keep an open mind and heart when people offer me advice.
Six resolutions for labor:
1. I will not compare my birth experience with those of my friends, sister or mother.
2. I will only invite people into my labor room who support my family and me.
3. I will get up, walk and change positions as often as possible.
4. I will remind myself that this is a new and unique experience for my baby and me and if labor doesn’t go the way I thought it would, so be it.
5. I will not call anyone mean names or blame them for my labor, (even though women in the movies do) and remember that my husband/partner is going through a big change too.
6. I will remember that billions of women have had babies before and if they can do it, so can I.
Seven resolutions for the first week of parenthood:
1. I will be thankful that my baby and I came through birth healthy and well.
2. I will be gentle with my body and let it heal in its’ own time.
3. I will take all advice with the intention it is offered and a grain (maybe a shaker) of salt.
4. I will ask for help.
5. I will understand that many women have done this before, that there’s more than one way to do things and my way is a good way too.
6. I will remember that it’s only sleep and there will be time for that later.
7. I will remind myself that I’ve been given the greatest gift of all – my own child to raise thoughtfully, carefully and with the best abilities I have.
Eight resolutions for the rest of your life:
1. I will do my best every day to be kind to my self, my family and my child.
2. I will remember that I’m raising the child in front of me, not the one in the book or the movies and I’m not re-raising myself.
3. I will remind myself during the good times and the bad ones that this is a moment, not forever. Cherish it, value it or just get through it.
4. I will not micromanage my partner or husband by expecting him to parent my way.
5. I will not let a little mess and chaos ruin everything.
6. I will simplify, simplify, simplify, realizing that nothing needs to be all that complicated.
7. I will remember to speak to my child as politely as I expect him to speak to me. If I wouldn’t use that voice with my friend or coworker, why would I use it with my child.
8. I will forgive myself for occasionally losing my mind, temper and cool because nobody needs a perfect mother.
via Fit Pregnancy