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Alison Ross


Registered Midwife, DipHe, BSc (Hons)

Midwife at Kingston Hospital and Specialist Midwife in Perinatal Mental Health

Alison Ross is a specialist Midwife for Mental Health at Kingston Hospital. She loves babies and in our guide, shows how to hold a baby, bathe a baby, change a nappy and safely lay them down feet to foot in a moses basket.

As well as all the practical skills of looking after a new baby, she’s specially trained in supporting new mums who are feeling overwhelmed, sad and depressed.

Postnatal depression is a common illness after having a baby and Alison has a section that discusses feelings of depression and what new mums can do if they feel overwhelmed and disconnected from their new baby.

Questions that Alison helps to answer in our videos:

  • How do I put on a terry nappy?
  • Why does my baby’s nappy leak?
  • How do I top and tail my baby?
  • How do I hold my baby in the bath?
  • Does my baby need a bath everyday?
  • How should I lay my baby in their cot?
  • How can I prevent my baby from SIDS?
  • How can I help with postnatal depression?
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