Preparing for Labour part 2 e-book

Karen McEwen, Registered Midwife at My Expert Midwife helps you prepare for labour with our instantly accessible 30+page guide.  

In our part 2 guide to preparing for labour and birth you will gain insight into how to adapt your environment at home and in hospital to help your labour and birth be a more comfortable and relaxing experience. Learn more about your baby’s journey through the pelvis and birth canal and which positions are best to help labour progress, as well as knowing what to expect if your birth needs more assistance via forceps, ventouse or caesarean section.

We will also cover how to birth your placenta, the benefits of delayed cord clamping for your baby as well as the ‘golden hour’ after the birth where you can understand more about skin-to-skin and the first breastfeed. Our e-book summarises key facts surrounding labour and birth, so you can look forward to yours feeling confident and knowing what to expect during this time.


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Meet the author Karen McEwen

Our preparing for labour and birth e-book was written by our inhouse midwife Karen McEwen. Karen trained as a midwife at The University of Leeds and during her career has worked at numerous hospitals in West Yorkshire. As well as working in the Delivery Suites, Karen was a founding member of the Leeds Homebirth Team, working to support women and helping to develop midwives’ skills in physiological birth. Her passion lies in homebirths and waterbirths and also supporting women to own their choices in pregnancy and childbirth.


  • Environment and adapting your hospital room
  • Your baby's journey through the pelvis
  • Giving birth
  • Delivering of the placenta
  • Delayed cord clamping
  • The golden hour
  • Preparation for recovery


This is an e-book which means you will not receive a physical copy of a book. You'll receive our e-book in PDF format via email.