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
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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
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
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
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 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.
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.
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.
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