Choosing a birthing partner

Obstetrician and gynaecologist Dr Etienne Horner discusses the role of birth partners Over the last few months, many of my patients have asked about the role of a birth partner and whom they should choose...

Time to talk: recovering from a caesarean

In the final part of our c-section special, the sisters talk about recovering from a caesarean Unfortunately for women who have had a c-section, the recovery is the gritty part. It is major abdominal surgery,...

Your Birth & Your Choice

Will it be an elective caesarean at the Portland, a birthing pool on the kitchen floor or a standard delivery on the good old NHS? We explore the options for London parents The vast majority...

The Experts: Pain Relief Options During Labour

No pain, no gain? Experts from The Portland Hospital take a look at the different pain relief options available in labour

Exploring Your Birthing Options

Callie Copeman-Bryant - HypnoBirthing Practitioner Callie Copeman-Bryant is a birth doula, clinical hypnotherapist, and registered HypnoBirthing Practitioner. A member of the HypnoBirthing UK Board, she’s taught the programme to over 600 people, including midwives,...

Life After Birth

Helen Holmes attempts to answer a question that has been puzzling new parents for generations: Is there life after birth? Picture the scene: you’re heavily pregnant (you might not have to imagine this...