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How hypnobirthing techniques can help during labour

Teresa Walsh, midwife at The Portland Hospital explains how hypnobirthing techniques can help you manage your labour more effectively... Childbirth is renowned for being a painful and often stressful experience. It’ll therefore come as no...

Birth plans: The unpredictability of giving birth

While most of us have a birth plan in place, Louisa van den Bergh of Lulubaby guides you through the unpredictability of giving birth... Even though are a huge topic, and undoubtedly the big moment...

Men can now pay to experience the pain of labour

At long last, some clever clogs have invented a machine to show men what intense labour pain is really like... Thought men could never understand the intense pain us ladies have to go through in...
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You can now use your placenta to plant a tree

There’s so much you can do with your placenta these days – from smoothies to pills, skincare and even Christmas decorations. And now, thanks to a clever innovation, you can use it to plant...

This has been voted the best song to give birth to

What is the best song to give birth to? Elton John's 'The Circle of Life' has been voted the best song to give birth to, according to a study done by baby and toddler brand...

Hospital bag checklist: What to pack for your labour

As the big day nears, founder of Babynizer Judy Goldberg reveals her top tips for what to pack in your hospital bag... What starts off as a rather therapeutic task can soon become quite the...
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Time to talk: water births

Marina Fogle and Dr Chiara Hunt discuss the benefits of taking the plunge with a water birth When we discuss pain relief options in The Bump Class, women are often surprised to see water at...

How to plan for the birth you want

Dr Asma Khalil, consultant obstetrician and fetal medicine specialist at The Portland Hospital, discusses alternative birthing options The birth of your child is a special experience that will be individual for every mother, but in...

Where to give birth in London?

What are your choices when it comes to giving birth? Baby London takes a look at central London NHS and private hospitals that are available to you Chelsea and Westminster Hospital On the NHS labour wards,...