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Tears and episiotomies during childbirth

Tears and episiotomies during childbirth

   Having a tear or an episiotomy (a cut) during childbirth can be quite an overwhelming thought for many women. Fortunately, there are preparations you can make during your pregnancy... Read More

How to protect your perineum during birth

Author: Debs Neiger Independent Midwife This is the big question for many. Most women find it hard to imagine that their vagina/perineum/vulva will stretch enough to accommodate a WHOLE human... Read More
How to protect your perineum during birth
How to do perineal massage and why you should try it

How to do perineal massage and why you should try it

During vaginal birth, around 9 out of 10 first time mums and 7 out of 10 mums having subsequent births will have some type of damage to their perineum. The... Read More

7 Things You Wanted To Know About Birth But Daren’t Ask

Regardless of whether you’ve done it before or this is your first time, the prospect of birth is often accompanied by many questions, some of which you may feel a... Read More
7 Things You Wanted To Know About Birth But Daren’t Ask
Pregnancy and Covid-19 in May 2020 - information and advice from Dr Emma Ferriman

Pregnancy and Covid-19 in May 2020 - information and advice from Dr Emma Ferriman

This weeks blog is written for My Expert Midwife by Dr Emma Ferriman, MBChB, FRCOG, who is a consultant in Obstetrics and Fetal Medicine, Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust. Pregnancy can... Read More

Postnatal Mental Health

The time following the birth of your baby is one of adaptation and has an impact on every aspect of your being. You will likely experience emotional, mental and physical... Read More
Postnatal Mental Health
What you do in Hypnobirthing Classes

What you do in Hypnobirthing Classes

Author: Katharine Graves - Founder of KG Hypnobirthing author of the international best seller, The Hypnobirthing Book,    What is Hypnobirthing? The word hypnobirthing is a generic term that covers a wide range... Read More

Self Care in Pregnancy and Birth During COVID-19

These are scary, worrying, weird times for the birthing population worldwide. Mentions of viral spread, illness and death are omnipresent. Most of us are worried, anxious the majority of the... Read More
Self Care in Pregnancy and Birth During COVID-19
Human Birth Rights in a Pandemic

Human Birth Rights in a Pandemic

Author: Debs Neiger Independent Midwife   Many of us don’t think about pregnancy, birth and the postnatal period as being inextricably connected to Human Rights. We take for granted that... Read More

Pets, Pregnancy and Your Newborn

Your pets may have had your undivided attention before the arrival of your baby. They may be worried by unusual smells and sounds like crying from your baby and different noises made by new equipment in their environment. You could always ask someone to settle and change your baby whilst you spend time reassuring your pet, this way everyone gets familiar with having a new baby in the house.
Pets, Pregnancy and Your Newborn