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Re: Help/advice 6month old doesn't sleep through the night

Sleep deprivation is no fun for any mother so feeling your exhaustion. You will hear many ideas about what to do to get your baby to sleep longer but each baby is so different, getting some individualistic support can help you see the wood from the trees. If you do opt for sleep training, then phone...
Replies: 11
Mon Jan 15, 2018 12:19 pm

Re: fertility clinic advice needed

This sounds like such a tough situation to be in when trying to talk things through with your partner and interestingly it is worth remembering that there are lots of areas that may need to be supported when thinking of conceiving a baby. We can get fixated on ovarian reserve but it is worth beginni...
Replies: 6
Mon Jun 12, 2017 7:53 am

Re: Dover House Conservation Area, which catchment area?

I believe you would be in the catchment area for Mosaic Jewish Primary school which offers 50% of its places to the local community. We have one of those places and my daughter is in Year 1 and couldn't be happier. It's a welcoming school with fantastic teachers. If you would like more info feel fre...
Forum: Schools
Replies: 2
Thu Feb 05, 2015 9:39 pm

Re: What would your top advice to a new mum be?!

Maybe suggest a postnatal doula? They are an extra pair of hands, support feeding (many are breastfeeding counsellors, lactation consultants or peer supporters as well), will cook for mum, keep on top of her house, help her with feeding throught the night if they are night doulas, be a listening ear...
Replies: 12
Fri Nov 21, 2014 2:43 pm

Re: Mermaid Maternity Retreat - Liquidation

I think you are absolutely right Pie81, and I think it is getting the balance right of the overheads and the facilities, maybe having a downscaled version of Mermaid as you suggested is a great thought, but I think these venues are hard to find in Wandsworth and still extortionately expensive for pr...
Replies: 17
Tue Nov 18, 2014 12:02 pm

Re: Mermaid Maternity Retreat - Liquidation

I do think there is not enough emphasis on women recovering after birth and I think every mother in the UK should have this opportunity like many of our mothers and grandmothers had in hospital in the past. I think 'one stop shops' are great concepts but if they are placed in one geographical locati...
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Tue Nov 18, 2014 11:52 am

Re: Mermaid Maternity Retreat - Liquidation

Saying that they did have many other expert professionals to be accessed - I just hope they were easy to access when the mother needed, it must have been quite a logistical operation as well...
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Mon Nov 17, 2014 11:45 am

Re: Mermaid Maternity Retreat - Liquidation

No, they certainly didn't provide medical maternity care but they did provide postnatal maternity care on a non-medical level ie similar to maternity nurses.
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Mon Nov 17, 2014 11:25 am

Re: Mermaid Maternity Retreat - Liquidation

I think the concept was well intentioned and a much needed resource for many mothers. They must have struggled getting the financial structure in place - it was certainly a lot cheaper than a private hospital and the quality of room probably warranted the cost - the overheads must have been vast. Ho...
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Mon Nov 17, 2014 10:56 am

Big Tea Break - fancy coming along for some tea and cake?

Please join us on Monday 24 November for the Breastfeeding Network's Big Tea Break at 11.30-1.30 at Club Creche, Southfields, SW18. We will be laying on fun activities and prize draws to raise funds for the Drugs in Breastmilk Helpline which is threatened with closure. Entrance fee will be £5 and th...
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Mon Nov 17, 2014 10:46 am

Re: I can't stop crying

It sounds like your feelings are completely validated especially considering your upbringing. Having a young baby is tough at the best of times! And having a baby can bring up memories of your own childhood. You could also think about getting a postnatal doula to support you. They will talk through ...
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Mon Sep 08, 2014 11:11 am

Re: Let's celebrate our favourite independent shops!

Chalk in Southfields - good for small gifts and children's stuff, always friendly staff Salt and Pepper cafe in Southfields - they do some great art workshops too Olive Garden in Southfields - great pizzas and friendly staff Franco Manga - looks good but haven't eaten there yet, has been recommended...
Forum: Chat Here
Replies: 14
Mon Jun 30, 2014 9:46 am

BABIES DON'T COME WITH MANUALS!

We are starting some new and exciting postnatal classes for new mums at Club Creche, 1c Elsenham Street, Southfields on 26th July and 2nd August 2014, from 10-2pm. Many new mums find themselves overwhelmed by all the advice and information out there - everyone has an opinion and it can be hard to kn...
Replies: 0
Fri Jun 27, 2014 12:45 pm

BABIES DON'T COME WITH MANUALS!

We are starting some new and exciting postnatal classes for new mums at Club Creche, 1c Elsenham Street, Southfields on 26th July and 2nd August 2014, from 10-2pm. Many new mums find themselves overwhelmed by all the advice and information out there - everyone has an opinion and it can be hard to kn...
Replies: 0
Fri Jun 27, 2014 12:42 pm

Re: Calling Earlsfield frustrated parents...

I don't wish to detract again from the other posters here or their frustrations but I feel I must address the following: Papinian I am glad you inteprete what I say: you say this 'most Jewish families in this part of London have chosen not to send their children to Mosaic' and I said this 'Most of t...
Forum: Schools
Replies: 61
Tue May 06, 2014 6:43 pm