‘It’s the most wonderful time of the year….’ During the festive season most businesses work with a skeleton staff in order to give employees quality time with their families, maternity wards are no different. But what does this mean for you if you’re pregnant and your due date is over the festive season? Unfortunately, it … Continue reading Festive Induction or C-Section
Most people that have had a baby or held a new born baby will tell you that they smell amazing. This ‘new baby’ scent lasts about 6-12 weeks, but most parents can still smell it from their child for a long time after this. So what is the smell and why is it SO GOOD? … Continue reading Why do newly babies smell so good?
The cervix is the opening to the uterus or neck of the womb. When you are not pregnant and during most of your pregnancy, your cervix faces the back of your body, towards your bottom. Your cervix journey starts when your baby is ready to be born. The baby releases a protein called fibronectin into … Continue reading The journey of the cervix
What has changed and why? These new guidelines cover the circumstances for inducing labour, methods of induction, assessment, monitoring, pain relief, and managing complications. It aims to improve advice and care for pregnant women who are thinking about or having induction of labour. Earlier this year, draft guidance earlier this year was criticised for being … Continue reading NICE induction guidelines are updated
A good old fashioned offer - refer a friend. If you're doing the course or thinking about doing the course and you want a friend to join you, you will both receive 10% off if you book within the same course. If you have previously done the course and want to refer a friend, the … Continue reading Refer a friend
There are three stages of birth. The names of each stage relate to the process that is happening in your body: Stage one - the up stage.Stage two - the down stage.Stage three - birthing the placenta. Stage one: the up stage This stage is actually split into two: early birth and active birth. Early … Continue reading Stages of birth
A VBAC is also known as vaginal birth after a cesarean. First of all, let me make something clear, however, you birth your baby, you are incredible, amazing, and strong. Birth matters and every mother should be able to feel like they are respected, heard, and treated kindly when it comes to birth; abdominal or … Continue reading VBAC
It’s completely normal and natural when you think about birth, to think of the word pain. It’s a product of our modern society, of our western culture. It’s what we see the portrayals of labour and birth in the books, films, newspapers, tv dramas and soap operas we have seen through the whole of our … Continue reading Fear, tension, pain.
Modern life and adulting is a busy place. Add kids into the mix and calm can be a distant memory. During 2020 everyone had to deal with epic changes in their lives which made being calm not only a distant memory but nonexistent. I personally went days and days where I felt like I had … Continue reading 30 Seconds of Calm.
https://www.aland.com/artikel/positiv-forlossning-med-hjalp-av-hypnobirthing The above article is in Swedish, but below is roughly translated: It is now possible for pregnant women to take a course in hypnobirthing with their partner in Åland. The course leader is Sarah Mazzone who herself has benefited greatly from the method. - I teach relaxation techniques that help women give birth more … Continue reading The Positive Birth Group in the Media