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Clary Sage Oil Clary sage oil is often touted as an effective method to induce labour naturally and enhance contractions once labour has started. The reality is that babies come precisely when they are ready. Studies have shown that labour is triggered once the baby's...read more
[toc] Miscarriage Support Losing a baby - whether an early or late miscarriage, stillbirth or death of a baby - is totally and utterly shit. Let's not make any bones about it here. Many women - and men - are completely devastated when they lose a baby and...read more
Guest Post by Lisa Ramsey, Doula. So, my name is Lisa Ramsey and I have been a doula for 8 years now and I love it! Most of my working hours are spent either with couples preparing for birth, with couples during birth or supporting new parents in those first weeks...read more
For some reason the moment a woman becomes pregnant, it seems to be acceptable to make all kinds of highly inappropriate comments about her appearance. From everyone. Close family and friends, work colleagues, neighbours, shop-keepers, all the way through to random...read more
TENS Machine in Labour Most women don't like the idea of using pain relief in labour and so any methods that are side-effect-free are a bonus. There are many things you can do in labour to minimise the pain and using a TENS Machine in labour is a popular choice. Here...read more
Guest blog post by Michael Cordova from Floating Point Centre in Pangbourne. This blog post first appeared here. Floatation Therapy is great for pregnant women within the 2nd and 3rd trimesters, and only after a medical clearance from their doctor. Floatation Therapy...read more
[toc] Delayed cord clamping Delayed cord clamping - or optimal cord clamping as it is starting to become known - is when a delay is made between a baby being born and its umbilical cord being clamped and cut. This delay is considered anything from around a...read more
* This blog posts talks candidly about losing your baby and includes facts and statistics on this subject and maybe a trigger for you to experience again your own loss. I make no apology for breaking the silence, but I do feel sensitive to...read more
Guest post by Deborah Pryn. So the word ‘hypnobirthing’ can make people think our antenatal classes might be a bit weird or hippy. ‘Hypnosis’ often makes people think of a) Paul McKenna b) Swinging pendulums c) People clucking...read more
Many women are drawn to yoga during their pregnancy as it offers a safe and gentle way to stay fit and toned in pregnancy, while respecting the restrictions pregnancy places on your body's ability to cope with the stresses and strains of exercise. But...read more
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