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.
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 guide here
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.view your guide here
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
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.view 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 your guide 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.download your guide 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 your checklist 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.download your checklist here
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