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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
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Valentine's 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
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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, at 20 - 24 weeks pregnant, you are halfway through your pregnancy! Your pregnancy might be starting to feel much more real as you are well into the second... Read More
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16-20 weeks pregnant – the development of your growing baby bump

You are now well into the second trimester of pregnancy. It is at this point that most women experience feeling more energised and want to be more active. Your baby... Read More

What is VBAC?

VBAC (vaginal birth after caesarean section) is when a woman has a baby vaginally after previously having an emergency or elective (planned) caesarean section. Provided there are no other medical... Read More
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12-16 weeks pregnant – bonding with your growing baby

12-16 weeks pregnant – bonding with your growing baby

Congratulations, you have now entered the second trimester of your pregnancy! Women often describe this trimester as a time when they feel more invigorated and energised, as any tiredness, morning... Read More

How will I know if I am in labour?

Towards the end of your pregnancy your body will be making many subtle changes to prepare you to birth your baby. You may or may not notice all of these... Read More
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