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Postpartum Bleeding

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.

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

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.

Placentas- how will you birth yours?

3 minute read  Most people may not have given much thought to how they will give birth to their placenta during pregnancy, as the focus is on the birth of their baby. It is good to have an... Read More
Placentas- how will you birth yours?
What is an assisted birth and why would I need one?

What is an assisted birth and why would I need one?

An assisted birth is a vaginal birth where you need a little extra help for your baby to be born. Assisted births mean that forceps or ventouse is used to... Read More

Recovery after a vaginal birth

4 minute read  Allowing yourself time to heal and recover after childbirth is not often talked about in detail. We can sometimes expect to be up and about and resuming normal life just... Read More
Recovery after a vaginal birth
Recovery after a caesarean section birth

Recovery after a caesarean section birth

3 minute read When caesarean sections, or C Sections, are necessary they save lives, however, this type of birth is major abdominal surgery and recovery time can vary from one... Read More

Birth Trauma and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder

3 minute read  Birth trauma and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) after childbirth are used interchangeably and refer to a psychological condition that some women can experience directly after childbirth and in the following weeks, months and even years.  What is PTSD?        PTSD was first identified as... Read More
Birth Trauma and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
What is Hypnobirthing?

What is Hypnobirthing?

Hypnobirthing is a range of techniques taught via interactive classes, from audios and books, which enable those who have learnt about breathing, visualisation and how to make choices in maternity care, to achieve a more relaxing and empowering birth.   The key to... Read More

Kangaroo Care for your baby

Kangaroo care is known to improve outcomes for premature babies and can be encouraged in neonatal units from as early as baby’s being born at 26 weeks gestation. Kangaroo care... Read More
Kangaroo Care for your baby