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Getting pregnant - how do I know when I am fertile?

Getting pregnant - how do I know when I am fertile?

Nowadays it is quite difficult for women to properly know their own menstrual cycle and the changes which it prompts in their body. This may be because many women use... Read More

Preparing to get pregnant – how can food improve your chances?

As cliché as it may sound, we are what we eat – or, at least, we are in great part. Eating healthily not only makes us feel and look better,... Read More
Preparing to get pregnant – how can food improve your chances?
Coping with summer heat during pregnancy

Coping with summer heat during pregnancy

Hot, sunny days may be a sought-after panacea for most but, when you are pregnant, the hot weather can quickly become something you dread. An increased blood volume during pregnancy... Read More

What to expect from an online antenatal class

Author: Louise Broadbridge, midwife and antenatal teacher.   Dusty church halls or swanky wine bars.  Wherever you had envisaged attending your antenatal classes it is unlikely that you have pictured doing... Read More
What to expect from an online antenatal class
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

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
Labour Checklist
Choices in Maternity Care During Pregnancy

Choices in Maternity Care During Pregnancy

Author: Debs Neiger Independent Midwife.   You are pregnant. Now what? You likely will go to see a midwife to get ‘booked in’ for your maternity care. You are probably... Read More

Mental health in pregnancy

Perinatal mental health is the umbrella term for all mental health conditions around pregnancy, including the year after birth. You may also hear terms such as prenatal/antenatal depression and postnatal depression (PND) mentioned, which refer to... Read More
Mental health in pregnancy
6 Things You Wanted To Know About Pregnancy But Daren’t Ask

6 Things You Wanted To Know About Pregnancy But Daren’t Ask

Pregnancy can be a time of intense learning and discovery. From day one until the arrival of your baby, new questions and doubts are likely to arise daily. Many of... 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