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What Makes a Good Birth Partner?

What Makes a Good Birth Partner?

Birth partners are exactly what they sound like, a partner in your birth. They can be anyone who can support and encourage you, empathise with you and who you trust... Read More

The Shrinking Cervix & Problems With Labour

For those of you who haven't attended antenatal classes or Hypnobirthing classes, here's the shortened version: stress and fear in labour cause you to produce adrenalin (the fight or flight... Read More
The Shrinking Cervix & Problems With Labour
Pain Relief for Labour & Birth

Pain Relief for Labour & Birth

Regardless of whether you go into labour naturally or are undergoing an induction of your labour you will still have some level of anxiety and with that anxiety comes the... Read More

Your First Midwife Appointment

So, you’ve just checked your pregnancy test, and it’s positive! What next? Research prams? Stock up on pregnancy products, such as the My Expert Midwife range? Have a look at... Read More
Your First Midwife Appointment
Top 5 Pregnancy & Postnatal Apps

Top 5 Pregnancy & Postnatal Apps

There’s not much that can’t be accessed, or achieved, on a mobile phone nowadays. Smart phones are a staple of most people’s everyday lives in the UK, and there’s lots... Read More

My Baby's Back to Back, What Can I Do?

 So you've just visited your midwife and she (or he) has told you that your baby is back to back. What do you do now? Well, you can try... Read More
My Baby's Back to Back, What Can I Do?
How Long Does Birth Take & Should I Try to Speed it Up?

How Long Does Birth Take & Should I Try to Speed it Up?

Lesley is our My Expert Midwife midwife, and here she gives us her thoughts on labour and birth and questions why we want to speed up the process: I've always... Read More

What to Expect After Your C Section

When caesarean sections, or C Sections, are necessary they save lives, however as with all births, recovery and the time it takes varies from person to person. During your c... Read More
What to Expect After Your C Section
How To Do Perineal Massage

How To Do Perineal Massage

Why do perineal massage? Your perineum is the patch of skin between your vagina and anus and it's this part that's most likely to tear when you give birth. Most... Read More

After Childbirth - How to Help Recovery after a Natural Birth

How common are tears? Tears are extremely common with first babies with around 9 out of 10 women having them and less so with every subsequent birth (around 7 out... Read More
After Childbirth - How to Help Recovery after a Natural Birth