Perinatal mental health is the umbrella term for all mental health conditions around pregnancy, including the year after birth. You may also hear terms such as prenatal/antenatal depression and postnatal depression (PND) mentioned, which refer to... Read More
Pregnancy can be a time of intense learning and discovery. From day one until the arrival of your baby, new questions and doubts are likely to arise daily. Many of... Read More
Author: Katharine Graves - Founder of KG Hypnobirthing author of the international best seller, The Hypnobirthing Book, What is Hypnobirthing? The word hypnobirthing is a generic term that covers a wide... Read More
Author: Debs Neiger Independent Midwife Many of us don’t ever think about pregnancy, birth and the postnatal period as inextricably connected to Human Rights. We take for granted that... Read More
Covid 19 - information for pregnant women and their families This weeks blog is written for My Expert Midwife by Dr Emma Ferriman, MBChB, FRCOG, who is a consultant in Obstetrics... Read More
Many women and their families are concerned about how the strain on the NHS and the advice to socially distance themselves will affect their care during pregnancy. Whereas it is... Read More
The time following the birth of your baby can be one of stark contrasts. On one hand you can feel elated, empowered and in love with your newborn and, on the other, you may feel overwhelmed with the physical, mental and emotional impact of having a baby.