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Covid-19 pregnancy, labour and neonatal information from Dr Emma Ferriman

Covid-19 pregnancy, labour and neonatal information from Dr Emma Ferriman

Covid 19 - information for pregnant women and their families This weeks blog is written for My Expert Midwife by Dr Emma Ferriman, MBChB, FRCOG, who is a consultant in Obstetrics... Read More

Pregnant during the COVID-19 pandemic – what happens to my antenatal care?

Many women and their families are concerned about how the strain on the NHS and the advice to socially distance themselves will affect their care during pregnancy. Whereas it is... Read More
Pregnant during the COVID-19 pandemic – what happens to my antenatal care?
Nadine Mulkerrin - My Motherhood Journey

Nadine Mulkerrin - My Motherhood Journey

Hollyoaks Actress and new mum, Nadine Mulkerrin opens up about the highs and lows of her journey into motherhood. Her candid and honest approach reminds us that whilst it isn’t... Read More

Self-care after the birth of your baby

The time following the birth of your baby can be one of stark contrasts. On one hand you can feel elated, empowered and in love with your newborn and, on the other, you may feel overwhelmed with the physical, mental and emotional impact of having a baby.
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Receiving a massage during your pregnancy

Receiving a massage during your pregnancy

A beautiful way to show yourself some love and self-care during pregnancy is to receive a massage. You can hire a trained therapist, get your partner on the job or enjoy some self-massage.

Many women are unsure if having a massage during their pregnancy will be safe, or even comfortable! So, let us unpick it for you and help put your mind to rest.

Self-care in Pregnancy

Bubble baths are nice and have a place, but self-care is about so much more! Nurturing, protecting and looking after yourself during your pregnancy can not only help you enjoy... Read More
Self-care in Pregnancy
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Adapting your Hospital Room for Labour and Birth

If you have chosen to have your labour and birth in hospital, the room allocated can often look very medicalised and distinctly unhomely. This, of course, can affect how comfortable... Read More

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.
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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

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.

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