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Bleeding in pregnancy- what could be the cause?

Bleeding in pregnancy- what could be the cause?

Bleeding during pregnancy can be quite alarming and frightening for women as it can indicate that your pregnancy could be having problems. This blog explains the possible causes of bleeding... Read More

Coping with the summer heat during pregnancy

When you’re pregnant hot, sunny days can feel very uncomfortable. This is because your core body temperature is slightly raised, you have lots of pregnancy-related hormones and your blood volume is increased,... Read More
Coping with the summer heat during pregnancy
Birth Trauma and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder

Birth Trauma and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder

Birth trauma and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) after childbirth are used interchangeably and refer to a psychological condition that some women can experience directly after childbirth and in the following weeks, months and even years.  What is PTSD?        PTSD was first identified as a... Read More

Vaginal thrush in pregnancy

What is thrush?  Thrush is caused by Candida albicans, a yeast like fungus, which can grow and thrive when there is a pH imbalance within the vagina.   Thrush is common, as 75% of women... Read More
Vaginal thrush in pregnancy
What is gestational diabetes?

What is gestational diabetes?

Gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM) is the development of diabetes in pregnancy, characterised by high blood glucose (sugar) levels during your pregnancy. GDM occurs during pregnancy when the hormone insulin is not being produced in the right amounts to match your... Read More

What is a Birth Centre?

A Birth Centre in the UK is a unit that is separate from Delivery Suite or Labour Ward and Midwifery-Led to promote an active, normal labour and birth. This means that they have a more... Read More
What is a Birth Centre?
36-40 weeks pregnant

36-40 weeks pregnant

You are on the home straight of your pregnancy now and your baby will be in your arms very soon. It’s time to put the finishing touches to your plans... Read More

How to make a Birth Plan

Birth plans mean exactly what they say and are a plan about how you would like your labour and birth to be. Often women say, “I won’t make a birth... Read More
How to make a Birth Plan
Kangaroo Care for your baby

Kangaroo Care for your baby

Kangaroo care is known to improve outcomes for premature babies and can be encouraged in neonatal units from as early as babies being born at 26 weeks gestation. Kangaroo care... Read More

International day of the midwife

The international day of the midwife has been celebrated on the 5th of May since 1991, with 50 nations globally recognising this special day. Midwifery is a very different profession... Read More
International day of the midwife