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Placentas- how will you birth yours?

Placentas- how will you birth yours?

  Most people may not have given much thought to how they will give birth to their placenta during pregnancy, as the focus is on the birth of their baby. It is good to have an idea of... Read More

What is a doula?

A doula is a person you employ to support you during pregnancy, childbirth or the postnatal period. Most families have a doula throughout all these stages as you can develop... Read More
What is a doula?
First Aid for Babies and Young Children

First Aid for Babies and Young Children

Mum of 6 (including 2 sets of twins!) and founder of Mini First Aid, Kate shares her first aid tips for new parents:- When we get ready for baby to arrive, we often focus on the softer side; the... Read More

What is an assisted birth and why would I need one?

An assisted birth is a vaginal birth where you need a little extra help for your baby to be born. Assisted births mean that forceps or ventouse is used to... Read More
What is an assisted birth and why would I need one?
Recovery after a vaginal birth

Recovery after a vaginal birth

Allowing yourself time to heal and recover after childbirth is not often talked about in detail. We can sometimes expect to be up and about and resuming normal life just a few days after... Read More

Recovery after a caesarean section birth

When caesarean sections, or C Sections, are necessary they save lives, however, this type of birth is major abdominal surgery and recovery time can vary from one person to another.... Read More
Recovery after a caesarean section birth
How will I know if my baby has a tongue-tie?

How will I know if my baby has a tongue-tie?

How will I know if my baby has a tongue-tie?  Parents have often heard of babies having a tongue-tie and may worry that this is something which might affect their baby at birth or in... Read More

Scans - when are they and what do they mean?

What is a scan? An ultrasound scan (USS) uses high frequency sound waves to produce images of your baby during pregnancy. The soundwaves are produced from a gel covered probe... Read More
Scans - when are they and what do they mean?
How do I prepare for breastfeeding?

How do I prepare for breastfeeding?

There is plenty of information available for women and families surrounding breastfeeding and how to problem solve if difficulties are encountered. However, there is less information surrounding how to prepare better for the reality and practicalities of how breastfeeding can be.   We live in a... Read More

What is my pelvic floor?

Your pelvic floor is the collection of muscles and tissue which go from your tail bone at the back to your pubic bone at the front of your body. Both men and women have a pelvic floor and they essentially... Read More
What is my pelvic floor?