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Human Birth Rights in a Pandemic

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

Covid-19 pregnancy, labour and neonatal information from Dr Emma Ferriman

Covid 19 - information for pregnant women and their families This weeks blog is written for My Expert Midwife by Dr Emma Ferriman, MBChB, FRCOG, who is a consultant in Obstetrics... Read More
Covid-19 pregnancy, labour and neonatal information from Dr Emma Ferriman
Pregnant during the COVID-19 pandemic – what happens to my antenatal care?

Pregnant during the COVID-19 pandemic – what happens to my antenatal care?

Many women and their families are concerned about how the strain on the NHS and the advice to socially distance themselves will affect their care during pregnancy. Whereas it is... Read More

Self-care in Pregnancy

Bubble baths are nice and have a place, but self-care is about so much more! Nurturing, protecting and looking after yourself during your pregnancy can not only help you enjoy... Read More
Self-care in Pregnancy
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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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