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How do I prepare for breastfeeding?

How do I prepare for breastfeeding?

There is plenty of information available for women and families surrounding breastfeeding and how to problem solve if difficulties are encountered. However, there is less information surrounding how to prepare better for the reality and practicalities of how breastfeeding can be.   We live in a... Read More

What is my pelvic floor?

Your pelvic floor is the collection of muscles and tissue which go from your tail bone at the back to your pubic bone at the front of your body. Both men and women have a pelvic floor and they essentially... Read More
What is my pelvic floor?
Bleeding in pregnancy- what could be the cause?

Bleeding in pregnancy- what could be the cause?

Bleeding during pregnancy can be quite alarming and frightening for women as it can indicate that your pregnancy could be having problems. This blog explains the possible causes of bleeding... Read More

Coping with the summer heat during pregnancy

When you’re pregnant hot, sunny days can feel very uncomfortable. This is because your core body temperature is slightly raised, you have lots of pregnancy-related hormones and your blood volume is increased,... Read More
Coping with the summer heat during pregnancy
Vaginal thrush in pregnancy

Vaginal thrush in pregnancy

What is thrush?  Thrush is caused by Candida albicans, a yeast like fungus, which can grow and thrive when there is a pH imbalance within the vagina.   Thrush is common, as 75% of women... Read More

What is gestational diabetes?

Gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM) is the development of diabetes in pregnancy, characterised by high blood glucose (sugar) levels during your pregnancy. GDM occurs during pregnancy when the hormone insulin is not being produced in the right amounts to match your... Read More
What is gestational diabetes?
What is a Birth Centre?

What is a Birth Centre?

A Birth Centre in the UK is a unit that is separate from Delivery Suite or Labour Ward and Midwifery-Led to promote an active, normal labour and birth. This means that they have a more... Read More

36-40 weeks pregnant

You are on the home straight of your pregnancy now and your baby will be in your arms very soon. It’s time to put the finishing touches to your plans... Read More
36-40 weeks pregnant
How to make a Birth Plan

How to make a Birth Plan

Birth plans mean exactly what they say and are a plan about how you would like your labour and birth to be. Often women say, “I won’t make a birth... Read More

Your 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
Your mental health in pregnancy