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[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
It's late. You're tired. You've been at work all day and you are ready to drop, and you are pretty fed up of being pregnant now even though you've still got months to go! And then your foot twitches, it feels a bit funny, oh no here it goes again!...read more
The benefits of postnatal yoga Many women when pregnant attend a pregnancy yoga class: to keep toned, to stay flexible, to prepare their bodies for labour and birth, and also to meet other mums in their area. But once the baby is born it can be easy to...
Pregnancy is pretty overwhelming. And from conception to birth there is a slow but steady build up to get you on the road to parenthood. Getting through labour and birth is a whole other story. And then you do it - you give birth, and in a matter of hours...
Learn how to wind your baby the natural way.