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What is delayed cord clamping?

What is delayed cord clamping?

For many decades, in a variety of birth settings, immediate umbilical cord clamping straight after the baby was born became part of normal birth practice- particularly in hospital settings. Although,... Read More

What is VBAC?

VBAC (vaginal birth after caesarean section) is when a woman has a baby vaginally after previously having an emergency or elective (planned) caesarean section. Provided there are no other medical... Read More
What is VBAC?
How will I know if I am in labour?

How will I know if I am in labour?

Towards the end of your pregnancy your body will be making many subtle changes to prepare you to birth your baby. You may or may not notice all of these... Read More

Reflecting on our first Baby Show!

Last week, the My Expert Midwife team travelled to the capital for our exhibition debut - The Baby Show at Olympia in London! MEM OLYMPIA from Awakening Media on Vimeo.... Read More
Reflecting on our first Baby Show!
We’re going to The Baby Show! Find us on Stand D41 at Olympia, London 19-21 October

We’re going to The Baby Show! Find us on Stand D41 at Olympia, London 19-21 October

Wow, the last 12 months have been so busy and so exciting, and next week we’ll be officially celebrating our first birthday at one of the biggest parenting events in... Read More

What To Expect With Induction of Labour

Induction of labour is a process where your labour is started artificially using a range of different methods. There are many reasons why you might be offered induction of labour,... Read More
What To Expect With Induction of Labour
My baby is overdue, what can I do?

My baby is overdue, what can I do?

A normal term pregnancy is defined as lasting between 37 and 42 weeks before the onset of labour. Some women will have their babies before 37 weeks and this is... Read More

What does 'breech baby' mean, and will a breech baby turn?

Most babies are born head first - also known as cephalic presentation - but between 3% and 4% of babies will be in the breech position at term (after 37... Read More
What does 'breech baby' mean, and will a breech baby turn?
What to Expect - Pregnancy for Dads

What to Expect - Pregnancy for Dads

Congratulations, you’re a dad to be! Do you know what to expect when your partner is expecting? Apart from watching your partner go through a myriad of physical and psychological... Read More

What Happens in Early Labour?

For some women labour can be quick, but for most women early labour involves a ‘latent phase’, which can last from quite a few hours to several days before active... Read More
What Happens in Early Labour?