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32-36 weeks pregnant

32-36 weeks pregnant

You are well into the third trimester of your pregnancy now. If your baby was to be born at 32 weeks gestation, and 7% of babies in the UK are... Read More

What is Hypnobirthing?

Hypnobirthing is a range of techniques taught via interactive classes, from audios and books, which enable those who have learnt about breathing, visualisation and how to make choices in maternity care, to achieve a more relaxing and empowering birth.   The key to... Read More
What is Hypnobirthing?
Why should I choose to have a waterbirth?

Why should I choose to have a waterbirth?

Most hospitals and birth centres are now equipped with water pools specifically designed for use by women in labour. Water has a strong research base behind it to suggest that... Read More

International Women’s Day - Women’s choices in maternity care

International Women’s Day is celebrated on the 8th March each year to celebrate the achievements of women, but also to highlight the fact that we still live in a male... Read More
International Women’s Day - Women’s choices in maternity care
Should I have my baby at home?

Should I have my baby at home?

The midwives at My Expert Midwife have had a lot of experience caring for women who birth at home, as well as women who birth in hospital. The current research supports homebirth as a safe choice for both... Read More

What will happen when I have my planned Caesarean Section?

There are many reasons why you may choose or be recommended that your baby is born via caesarean section, some of which are for medical reasons, personal preference or occasionally... Read More
What will happen when I have my planned Caesarean Section?
Valentines day when you’re pregnant

Valentines day when you’re pregnant

Valentine’s day celebrates love, romance and is a day for pampering and appreciating each other. It is the perfect opportunity to take time out for you and your partner to... Read More

24-28 Weeks Pregnant - What to Expect in the Third Trimester

At 28 weeks you have reached the 3rd trimester of pregnancy and depending on how you are feeling, you may think that the weeks are flying by, or they may... Read More
24-28 Weeks Pregnant - What to Expect in the Third Trimester
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

20-24 weeks pregnant – reaching your pregnancy halfway point

Congratulations, you are halfway through your pregnancy! Your pregnancy might be starting to feel much more real. You may also feel like you are connecting with your baby as their... Read More
20-24 weeks pregnant – reaching your pregnancy halfway point