expert midwife guides and checklists

Downloadable checklists + guides

We recognise that preparing for the birth of your baby takes a lot of thought and planning, especially if this is your first baby. Our team of inhouse expert midwives have written a series of FREE downloadable guides and printable checklists to help you understand everything from trying to conceive to improve your chances of getting pregnant, understanding your bits with our perineal health guide to how to prepare for birth from perineal massage, to understanding your pain relief options with our downloadable guide for when you are in labour so you can make the right choices, to preparing your hospital bag and becoming a new mum.

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your pregnancy guide with My Expert Midwife

Your midwife guide to our award winning, midwife developed skincare and expert advice, supporting your journey from the very first trimester, take a look at what’s inside:

  • meet our midwives
  • your pregnancy journey through the trimesters
  • how to survive pregnancy nausea
  • how to manage body changes in pregnancy
  • What you need to prepare and plan for from 34 weeks
  • perineal massage
  • colostrum harvesting
  • getting your hospital bag ready
  • how to prioritise your recovery
  • how to expertly care for your baby
  • mum to be gifting

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Get your free Trying to conceive guide

This FREE downloadable mini guide comes printed in every not for profit Trying to Conceive Kit, and is packed full of the information you need to know about female and male fertility, understanding when you are most fertile and what happens next if you need more help when trying to conceive (TTC).

Download your free e-guide now.

Your FREE guide to perineal health in pregnancy, birth and beyond

This FREE downloadable guide is written by our expert midwife Karen McEwen, formatted to be read easily on your mobile, covers everything you need to know to get to know your bits and also look after them too.

Lets be honest you will encounter many changes during pregnancy, birth and your recovery and getting intimate with your bits will help you feel more knowledgeable through pregnancy, preparing for birth and your recovery. Download your FREE perineal health guide for pregnancy, birth and beyond.

Download your FREE Perineal Massage guide

Let’s be honest... perineal massage is not easy, but preparing your perineum will stretch those muscles and give you the best chance of having a better birth experience.

  • Start perineal massage at week 34 of pregnancy
  • Find a perineal massage oil, specially blended and designed for perineal massage or an oil such as almond oil.
  • Make time to do this 3 or 4 times a week
  • If you struggle to do this yourself, you can ask your partner to help

You may also find our 2 minute step by step animation useful too.

This FREE downloadable pain relief mini guide is written by our expert midwife Karen McEwen, formatted to be read easily on your mobile, covering the many types of pain relief that is available to help you understand the difference between non-pharmalogical and pharmalogical pain relief, so you can feel empowered to make the right choices for yourself when you’re in labour. Download your guide here.

Preparing for the birth of your baby, especially your first, can be a confusing time. With so many different products on the market it’s difficult to, know what you really need. Lesley Gilchrist Co-Founder and Registered Midwife has put together her ‘expert hospital bag hacks’. This FREE downloadable mini guide is formatted to be read easily on your mobile. Download here.

Ideally your hospital bag should be packed and ready to go before 37 weeks of pregnancy. Our midwives have pulled together this handy checklist to ensure you don't miss anything last minute.[ Print yours here]

If you are having a planned or elective caesarean section (C-section) your needs may differ slightly from the usual hospital bag checklist. Here is our midwife designed checklist, developed with women who have had C-sections in mind, to help you meet your C-section hospital bag needs. Download here.

Looking after yourself postpartum will promote the recovery process. Our FREE new mum checklist gives you tips on how to prepare for your recovery, advice on building time for yourself into your routine and essentials to support your recovery. Print yours here.

Our FREE colostrum harvesting guide will take you through the benefits of colostrum harvesting how to do it so you can feel prepared for your newborns arrival.

Download your guide here.

*If you have cervical stitch or have been diagnosed with a low lying placenta/placenta praevia please consult with your midwife or doctor before starting colostrum harvesting.

This FREE downloadable mini guide covers your breast milk journey from your first milk and how to hand express colostrum to transitional and mature milk. It also provides top tips for breastfeeding. This FREE downloadable mini guide is formatted to be read easily on your mobile.

Download your guide here.

Download your FREE 7 Essential Steps to Expertly Caring For Your Baby's Skin

Download your guide here.