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5 things you should know about breastfeeding

5 things you should know about breastfeeding

Breastfeeding is often perceived as difficult in modern society and something we don’t know enough about. This is partly because we don’t observe babies being openly fed in society as... Read More

What is Mastitis & what are the symptoms?

  What is Mastitis? Mastitis is a condition where one or both of your breasts becomes swollen, red, sore, hot, lumpy and often painful to touch. It is more commonly... Read More
What is Mastitis & what are the symptoms?
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

Getting pregnant - how do I know when I am fertile?

Nowadays it is quite difficult for women to properly know their own menstrual cycle and the changes which it prompts in their body. This may be because many women use... Read More
Getting pregnant - how do I know when I am fertile?
Preparing to get pregnant – how can food improve your chances?

Preparing to get pregnant – how can food improve your chances?

As cliché as it may sound, we are what we eat – or, at least, we are in great part. Eating healthily not only makes us feel and look better,... Read More

Coping with summer heat during pregnancy

Hot, sunny days may be a sought-after panacea for most but, when you are pregnant, the hot weather can quickly become something you dread. An increased blood volume during pregnancy... Read More
Coping with summer heat during pregnancy
What to expect from an online antenatal class

What to expect from an online antenatal class

Author: Louise Broadbridge, midwife and antenatal teacher.   Dusty church halls or swanky wine bars.  Wherever you had envisaged attending your antenatal classes it is unlikely that you have pictured doing... 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
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

Mental health in pregnancy

Perinatal mental health is the umbrella term for all mental health conditions around pregnancy, including the year after birth. You may also hear terms such as prenatal/antenatal depression and postnatal... Read More
Mental health in pregnancy