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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

Pregnancy during COVID-19

Many women and their families are concerned about how the strain on the HSE and the advice to socially distance themselves will affect their care during pregnancy. Whereas it is... Read More
Pregnancy during COVID-19
Reusable Maternity/Period Pads

Reusable Maternity/Period Pads

Although changing to reusable pads may seem like a big step, they are easy to care for and to reuse. They are also surprisingly easy to wear and have good absorbency, so not only do you feel more comfortable wearing them, but you can feel good about helping to save the planet too.

You’re pregnant! What happens next?

50% of pregnancies are planned, and the other 50% are surprises! Some are longed for babies and others are a shock for women and can take a while to come... Read More
You’re pregnant! What happens next?
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.

What is vitamin K?

There are many decisions to make throughout your pregnancy and whether to give your baby vitamin K is one of them. Your midwife will discuss this with you during your pregnancy and after your baby is born, you will be asked for your consent before vitamin K is given to your baby.
What is vitamin K?
Pregnancy and Celebrating Over the Festive Period

Pregnancy and Celebrating Over the Festive Period

3 minute read There are lots of exciting things to think about over the festive season. Lots of different party food, drinks, people to visit and presents to buy. If... Read More

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
Changes to your body during pregnancy

Changes to your body during pregnancy

Your body is making changes to accommodate your growing baby at quite a rapid rate. Knowing what you can expect during the coming months and gathering tips on how to combat these minor ailments can make your pregnancy a more comfortable experience.

Early labour or the latent phase

When labour begins it marks the end of your pregnancy journey and the beginning of a new and exciting chapter, parenthood. For some women labour can be quick, but for... Read More
Early labour or the latent phase