Bits and Boobs

5 things you should know about breastfeeding

5 things you should know about breastfeeding

Breastfeeding is often perceived as difficult in modern society and something we don’t know enough about. This is partly because we don’t observe babies being openly fed in society as... Read More

How to protect your perineum during birth

Author: Debs Neiger Independent Midwife   This is the big question for many. Most women find it hard to imagine that their vagina/perineum/vulva will stretch enough to accommodate a WHOLE... Read More
How to protect your perineum during birth
Tears and episiotomies during childbirth

Tears and episiotomies during childbirth

Having a tear or an episiotomy (a cut) during childbirth can be quite an overwhelming thought for women. Fortunately, there are preparations you can make during your pregnancy that could... Read More

How to do perineal massage and why you should try it

During vaginal birth, around 9 out of 10 first time mums and 7 out of 10 mums having subsequent births will have some type of damage to their perineum. The... Read More
How to do perineal massage and why you should try it
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
7 Things You Wanted To Know About Birth But Daren’t Ask

7 Things You Wanted To Know About Birth But Daren’t Ask

Regardless of whether you’ve done it before or this is your first time, the prospect of birth is often accompanied by many questions, some of which you may feel a... Read More

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
Pregnancy and Covid-19 in May 2020 - information and advice from Dr Emma Ferriman