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Your First Midwife Appointment

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

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
Top 5 Pregnancy & Postnatal Apps
My Baby's Back to Back, What Can I Do?

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

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
How Long Does Birth Take & Should I Try to Speed it Up?
What to Expect After Your C Section

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

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
Is Childbirth Painful & What's the Pain Like?

Is Childbirth Painful & What's the Pain Like?

Everyone’s perception of pain differs and everyone's concern of childbirth is the same; 'Is childbirth painful? For everyone, pain is relative; some women find period pains agony whereas others experience... Read More

Breastfeeding

How you feed you baby is something that can be explored at any stage in pregnancy. Your midwife will normally spend time with you explaining the benefits of breastfeeding for... Read More
Breastfeeding
What to Expect in the 4th Trimester

What to Expect in the 4th Trimester

Initial Recovery From Childbirth – What to Expect Post birth recovery differs for many women and for many reasons. For the most part, physical recovery from a vaginal birth (including... Read More

How to relieve constipation during pregnancy

Whilst it's easy to blame things on hormones, your ever growing uterus is also taking up essential space that is normally occupied by your bowel therefore it has less room... Read More
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