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10 questions to ask your midwife during pregnancy

Liz Halliday, midwife at Private Midwives, advises on the questions you should ask when you become pregnant... How often do I need to see my midwife during pregnancy? Every woman and pregnancy is different, so some women...
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10 things your midwife wants you to know

Lucy Coe, lead midwife for Midwifery Led Care at The Kensington Wing, offers her top tips on preparing for pregnancy and labour... 1. Antenatal education is key It is very important to educate yourself during your...
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Getting ready for your baby’s arrival: Your essential checklist

Finding out that you are pregnant is a life-changing moment for you and your partner but how can you make sure you're ready for your baby's arrival? Following the initial excitement, you may find that...
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Everything you need to know about having a water birth

Dr Karen Joash, obstetrician and gynaecologist at The Portland Hospital, explains the benefits of opting for a water birth The decision to have a water birth is becoming increasingly popular amongst expectant mothers. Water labour...
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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...

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 the birth

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...