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Mental health in pregnancy

Mental health in pregnancy

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

6 Things You Wanted To Know About Pregnancy But Daren’t Ask

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
6 Things You Wanted To Know About Pregnancy But Daren’t Ask
Coping with a newborn in isolation

Coping with a newborn in isolation

Congratulations if you have just birthed your baby or are about to. This is a magical moment and feeling accompanied and supported through your birth as a mother in these... Read More

What you do in Hypnobirthing Classes

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
What you do in Hypnobirthing Classes
Self Care in Pregnancy and Birth during COVID-19

Self Care in Pregnancy and Birth during COVID-19

Author: Debs Neiger Independent Midwife.      These are scary, worrying, weird times for the birthing population worldwide. Mentions of viral spread, illness and death are omnipresent. Most of us... Read More

Human Birth Rights in a Pandemic

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
Human Birth Rights in a Pandemic
Covid-19 pregnancy, labour and neonatal information from Dr Emma Ferriman

Covid-19 pregnancy, labour and neonatal information from Dr Emma Ferriman

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

Pregnant during the COVID-19 pandemic – what happens to my antenatal care?

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
Pregnant during the COVID-19 pandemic – what happens to my antenatal care?
Nadine Mulkerrin - My Motherhood Journey

Nadine Mulkerrin - My Motherhood Journey

Hollyoaks Actress and new mum, Nadine Mulkerrin opens up about the highs and lows of her journey into motherhood. Her candid and honest approach reminds us that whilst it isn’t... Read More

Self-care after the birth of your baby

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.
Self-care after the birth of your baby