Thursday, November 1, 2012

Under Construction

I apologize for my absence as the blog is undergoing a period of MAJOR construction! A much needed and long-awaited update will be coming your way shortly...

Saturday, October 6, 2012

Bumps to Babies Lecture

Check this lecture out if you have had questions about Mellow Parenting/Mellow Bumps program.  It's a great opportunity!

You are cordially invited to a free lecture about bonding with your baby.  It is being hosted by Birth Kuwait at the their new headquarters in Mishref (Block 4, Street 4, House 4, Basement) on Sunday 7th October at 7.30pm.
The topic this month is "Bumps to Babies: Learning about you, your baby, and your bond" and is presented by Dr Rose Logan of the Soor Center.
Light refreshments will be provided and more information can be found on the Birth Kuwait Facebook page.

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Hey mama!

Many of you lovely readers have shown interest in learning about breastfeeding and pregnancy support groups and activities.  I strongly urge those of you interested in finding about the diverse activities to visit BirthKuwait's website.  Check out their website to find out about Prenatal Yoga classes, Breastfeeding Support groups, the Mellow Bumps support group (previously mentioned here and here) and much more.

What is BirthKuwait?  Here is how they introduce themselves. 


BirthKuwait is a local nonprofit birth network— a collection of birth-related professionals—networking together and working towards providing better support for mothers and improving maternity services in Kuwait, by making resources accessible and advocating for evidence-based maternity care.

BirthKuwait brings together professionals and available resources to one website, so that mothers can find the support and information they need from conception to pregnancy and birth, and throughout their breastfeeding and early mothering years.

We also organize public lectures and workshops geared towards educating parents about birth, breastfeeding, and motherhood.

We help professional organizations reach out to and connect with mothers. In addition we help facilitate training for those organizations who want to work towards implementing the International MotherBaby Childbirth Initiative (IMBCI)or the Baby Friendly Hospital Initiative (BFHI).

As an IMBCI network organization, we reserve the right to refuse partnership to any organization that does not support motherbaby friendly practices.

Monday, September 24, 2012

Good morning Kuwait...

Yesterday morning I went over to Marina FM's studio to record yet another program with them.  It was during their show "Duwaniyat Hawwa" from 12-1pm, and the topic was about homework in general.  As is the case with this show, it was a less formal conversation about the topic with tips and advise in between.  This is again all in Arabic, and I have provided the full show (link below) to listen at your own convenience.  
The girls of "Hawwa" and I :)

Sunday, September 23, 2012

Eating Disorders Workshop

For those of you who are interested, Soor Center has created an Art Therapy workshop for adolescent girls suffering from an eating disorder.  Seats are limited so call in ASAP.

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

It's O.K. not to be O.K.

If you read my posts regularly you may know that I have a tiny obsession with vocal talent shows like X Factor and American Idol... Every now and then, I find a reason to admit it and include that obsession in my blog.  THIS particular girl's audition, Jillian Jensen, brought tears to my eyes, and I actually mentioned her audition to one of my beautiful young clients who is currently struggling with bullies in her school...


Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Keep it in the Bank!

I recently posted about the growing popularity and availability of Breast Milk Banks worldwide.  I wondered if there would be any ethical, Islamic or otherwise cultural barriers to establishing one in Kuwait...  Little did I know that we already have one!

Many thanks to the lovely Midwife of Kuwait who notified me that Al-Adan Maternity Hospital has a fully operating Milk Bank!

I urge you to visit her blog (link) to get support and information about breastfeeding specifically, and all things related to pregnancy and birth.

For more information:
Tel: +965 3940600
Fax: +965 3967840
Mahboula-Fahaheel Area