7 things to think about when being induced

There has been a lot written about induction of labour recently.  The new highly controversial NICE guidelines are due to be published in the coming weeks.  The guidelines are due to recommend routine induction at 39 weeks for all women, with a higher BMI, women who have had IVF or AFT’s, Women of Black, Brown, Asian,Continue reading “7 things to think about when being induced”

Early days and Infant Feeding

Looking after a baby is a hard 24hour around the clock affair.  It’s unpredictable.  So it’s important to rest and to try not to plan to go out in the first few weeks.  Disturbed nights take their toll and you will both be worn out for a while.  It is good to arrange for extraContinue reading “Early days and Infant Feeding”

Avocating

There is so much more to a hypnobirthing course than just breathing and science! One of the most important aspects of antenatal education is learning about informed choice and how to advocate for yourselves.  This is something to think about long before labour starts and understanding what is a ‘good’ source of information is alsoContinue reading “Avocating”

Partners and birth

The role of the birthing partner at a birth is that of support and encouragement.  This can range from being a quiet presence in the background to actively cheerleading and supporting as necessary Birth partners are generally put in charge of the environmental things,  So setting up the birthing pool.  Sorting out the lighting, connectingContinue reading “Partners and birth”

How to help on the day

Things dads/partners can do at the birth The role of the birthing partner at a birth is that of support and encouragement.  This can range from being a quiet presence in the background to actively cheerleading and supporting as necessary Birth partners are generally put in charge of the environmental things,  So setting up theContinue reading “How to help on the day”