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How to protect your perineum during birth

How to protect your perineum during birth

Author: Debs Neiger Independent Midwife   This is the big question for many. Most women find it hard to imagine that their vagina/perineum/vulva will stretch enough to accommodate a WHOLE... Read More

Tears and episiotomies during childbirth

Having a tear or an episiotomy (a cut) during childbirth can be quite an overwhelming thought for women. Fortunately, there are preparations you can make during your pregnancy that could... Read More
Tears and episiotomies during childbirth
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

7 Things You Wanted To Know About Birth But Daren’t Ask

Regardless of whether you’ve done it before or this is your first time, the prospect of birth is often accompanied by many questions, some of which you may feel a... Read More
7 Things You Wanted To Know About Birth But Daren’t Ask
Pregnancy and Covid-19 in May 2020 - information and advice from Dr Emma Ferriman

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... Read More

Choices in Labour and Birth Care

Author: Debs Neiger Independent Midwife.   Giving birth can seem daunting.  The options seem endless, and yet sometimes restricted, depending on who you talk to during your maternity care and... Read More
Choices in Labour and Birth Care
Labour Checklist

Labour Checklist

When you are in early labour and thinking about getting to the hospital you can easily forget even the simplest of things. Here is our labour checklist for you to... Read More

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... Read More
What you do in Hypnobirthing Classes
Self Care in Pregnancy and Birth during COVID-19

Self Care in Pregnancy and Birth during COVID-19

Author: Debs Neiger Independent Midwife.      These are scary, worrying, weird times for the birthing population worldwide. Mentions of viral spread, illness and death are omnipresent. Most of us... Read More

Human Birth Rights in a Pandemic

Author: Debs Neiger Independent Midwife   Many of us don’t ever think about pregnancy, birth and the postnatal period as inextricably connected to Human Rights. We take for granted that... Read More
Human Birth Rights in a Pandemic