Category Archives: Preparation

Your Newborn’s First Hours

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So you’ve had nine months to plan and research what will happen when you get to hospital, but have you thought about what will happen to your baby? After you’ve given birth you may not realise that your newborn will … Continue reading

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Getting Ready for Baby

After however many months of trying to conceive, and nine months of eager anticipation, your time for delivery arrives.  It is possible however to allay a lot of fears with some very simple plans to help before, during and after … Continue reading

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Preparing For A New Born

As a new mum, the joy that you feel when you hold your baby in your arms for the first time is an incredible experience. To prepare for this new chapter in your life, it requires understanding what your baby … Continue reading

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What to Expect at Your First Midwife Visit

Receiving the news that you are pregnant may be a shock or a surprise, depending on whether you were trying to conceive or not.  Regardless of the amount of planning in your pregnancy, your first step in being a responsible … Continue reading

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Telling Your Child when you are pregnant

As a parent, one may certainly be anxious when becoming pregnant for the second time, albeit for a whole new group of reasons.  Whilst you may feel more certain of the changes in your body, you can certainly be forgiven … Continue reading

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Hospital or Home Birth?

The beauty of childbirth is it is a fresh beginning for you. Whether it is being surrounded by doctors in a hospital or in the safety of your own home, childbirth is a defining moment in your life. To prepare … Continue reading

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Giving Birth – What to Pack

It is always a good idea to remain prepared before the birth of your new born. For this reason, it is also recommended you pack your hospital bag in advance, just in case your baby arrives early! Below is a … Continue reading

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Water Birth and Home Birth Pools

What is a Water Birth? A water birth is the delivery of a child immersed under warm water. Although water births are now widely accepted and practised throughout the world; at home and in hospitals, it still remains a fairly … Continue reading

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What is a Birth Plan?

A birth plan is a written record which will help you communicate with the midwives and doctors who will take care of you during labour. It should hold a range of information about how you would want your birth to … Continue reading

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Pain Relief During Child Birth

Labour can be a very painful and sometimes a traumatic experience. However, there are widely available, effective options for pain relief to help you during this process. Natural Remedies for Pain Relief When Pregnant There are a number of natural … Continue reading

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