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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

What is vitamin K?

There are many decisions to make throughout your pregnancy and whether to give your baby vitamin K is one of them. Your midwife will discuss this with you during your pregnancy and after your baby is born, you will be asked for your consent before vitamin K is given to your baby.
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Pregnancy and Celebrating Over the Festive Period

3 minute read There are lots of exciting things to think about over the festive season. Lots of different party food, drinks, people to visit and presents to buy. If... Read More

Changes to your body during pregnancy

Your body goes through many changes whilst your baby grows. You have to adapt pretty quickly to these changes which can affect you both physically and emotionally. When the going... Read More
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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 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
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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

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
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Bump Shaming - 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 is an assisted birth and why would I need one?

An assisted birth is a vaginal birth where you need a little extra help for your baby to be born. Assisted births means that forceps or ventouse is used to... Read More
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