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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
Your mental health in pregnancy

Your 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

Things you can do with your placenta

Many people feel squeamish when placentas are discussed, but they are truly amazing as your body has grown an entirely new organ to sustain your baby. In fact, in other cultures, such as Maori in New Zealand, the... Read More
Things you can do with your placenta
Baby skin rashes

Baby skin rashes

Everyone always imagines that their newborn baby’s skin will be wonderfully smooth and flawless. However, there are several different types of rashes that you could encounter on your baby’s skin, most of which are... Read More

As smooth as a baby’s bottom. How to keep your newborn baby’s skin healthy.

When your baby is born, they are making the transition from intra-uterine life (inside you) to extra-uterine life (into the outside world). Your baby is coming from a dark, sterile,... Read More
As smooth as a baby’s bottom.  How to keep your newborn baby’s skin healthy.
32-36 weeks pregnant

32-36 weeks pregnant

You are well into the third trimester of your pregnancy now. If your baby was to be born at 32 weeks gestation, and 7% of babies in the UK are... Read More

Mother’s Day is your day!

Mother’s Day is steeped in history, as it originates from Greek and Roman times where the goddesses Rhea and Cybele-who was referred to as ‘The Great Mother of the Gods’-... Read More
Mother’s Day is your day!