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

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

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
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Recovery after a caesarean section birth

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

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
How will I know if my baby has a tongue-tie?
Scans - when are they and what do they mean?

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

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
How do I prepare for breastfeeding?
What is my pelvic floor?

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

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
Bleeding in pregnancy- what could be the cause?
Coping with the summer heat during pregnancy

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

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
Birth Trauma and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder