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Labour and birth - your baby’s journey through your pelvis

Labour and birth - your baby’s journey through your pelvis

Your body and your baby are uniquely designed for labour and birth. We often hear horror stories in the media about labour and birth being difficult, but the reality is... Read More

Premature babies - what to expect

A baby is considered premature if they are born before 37 weeks of pregnancy. Around 60,000 babies a year are born prematurely in the UK and it remains the leading... Read More
Premature babies - what to expect
Early labour or the latent phase

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

How can I get more sleep during pregnancy?

Whether you are a first-time mum or a mum to be, it is definitely not uncommon as a midwife to hear pregnant women describe their difficulties with trying to get... Read More
How can I get more sleep during pregnancy?
How can I boost my energy levels in pregnancy?

How can I boost my energy levels in pregnancy?

Energy levels in pregnancy can be extremely variable from person to person. During pregnancy hormone levels can play a part in how energised or tired we feel at times, depending... Read More

Sickness and pregnancy. What can I do?

Feeling nauseous in pregnancy is very common as there are lots of changes, especially hormonal changes, occurring in your body. Up to 80% of women experience some nausea and/or vomiting... Read More
Sickness and pregnancy. What can I do?
Essential oils

Essential oils

What are they? Essential oils are the compounds from individual plants, which are extracted by distillation (steaming) pressing the stem, leaves, flowers or roots. Each plant has unique characteristics and aromas... Read More

What’s size got to do with things?

Bump shaming has been in the news recently, so we thought we would discuss some of the issues it raises within a blog. Whilst the size of your bump is,... Read More
What’s size got to do with things?
Placentas- how will you birth yours?

Placentas- how will you birth yours?

Most people may not have given much thought to how they will give birth to their placenta during pregnancy, as the focus is on the birth of their baby. It is good to have an idea of what... Read More

What is a doula?

A doula is a person you employ to support you during pregnancy, childbirth or the postnatal period. Most families have a doula throughout all these stages as you can develop... Read More
What is a doula?