Bits + Boobs

What is vitamin K?

What is vitamin K?

There are many decisions to make throughout your pregnancy and whether to give your baby vitamin K is one of them. Your midwife will discuss this with you during your pregnancy and after your baby is born, you will be asked for your consent before vitamin K is given to your baby.

Postpartum Bleeding

Postpartum blood loss can be different to a normal period. Everyone’s experiences will differ but being prepared for what to expect will help you to know the difference between a normal loss and when to seek help from your midwife or doctor.
Postpartum Bleeding
Pregnancy and Celebrating Over the Festive Period

Pregnancy and Celebrating Over the Festive Period

3 minute read There are lots of exciting things to think about over the festive season. Lots of different party food, drinks, people to visit and presents to buy. If... Read More

Birth Partners

Choosing a birth partner is personal but choosing the right person can mean valuable support for your labour and birth. Don’t forget that you can have more than one birth partner to support you.
Birth Partners
Changes to your body during pregnancy

Changes to your body during pregnancy

Your body is making changes to accommodate your growing baby at quite a rapid rate. Knowing what you can expect during the coming months and gathering tips on how to combat these minor ailments can make your pregnancy a more comfortable experience.

Labour and birth - your baby’s journey through your pelvis

Your body and your baby are uniquely designed for vaginal birth, both with the capability to adapt and change to facilitate your baby being born. Understanding yours and your baby’s anatomy can help you prepare for labour and birth.
Labour and birth - your baby’s journey through your pelvis
Premature babies - what to expect

Premature babies - what to expect

A baby is considered premature if they are born before 37 weeks of pregnancy. Around 60,000 babies a year are born prematurely in the UK and it remains the leading... Read More

Early labour or the latent phase

When labour begins it marks the end of your pregnancy journey and the beginning of a new and exciting chapter, parenthood. For some women labour can be quick, but for... Read More
Early labour or the latent phase
How can I get more sleep during pregnancy?

How can I get more sleep during pregnancy?

Whether you are a first-time mum or a mum to be, it is definitely not uncommon as a midwife to hear pregnant women describe their difficulties with trying to get... Read More

How can I boost my energy levels in pregnancy?

Energy levels in pregnancy can be extremely variable from person to person. During pregnancy hormone levels can play a part in how energised or tired we feel at times, depending... Read More
How can I boost my energy levels in pregnancy?