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

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

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

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

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
What you do in Hypnobirthing Classes
Self Care in Pregnancy and Birth During COVID-19

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

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
Human Birth Rights in a Pandemic
Pets, Pregnancy and Your Newborn

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.

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
Birth Partners

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.

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