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BIRTHING OPTIONS

Pregnancy is an ideal time for mothers to plan out their future and the changes they will have to make in their lives when their child arrives....Read more

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When During Labour Should I Go Into Hospital

Everybody’s labour is different so there’s no hard and fast rule about when to go to the hospital. Generally, it’s best to call your doctor or the hospital first so they can assess whether... read more

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What If I Have To Be Induced

There are a number of typical reasons for inducing childbirth: Your water may have broken but your contractions might not have started. There may be complications with your pregnancy... read more

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The Stages Of Labour

Labour is the physical process during which your uterus contracts and your cervix opens to allow your baby to come out into the world. The first stage consists of the early, active and transitional phases... read more

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I'm So Nervous About The Birth

Right now you probably have a million and one questions about the stages of labour and what happens during worry. But you probably know more than you think... read more

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How Can I Help Bring On Labour

You’ve probably heard stories from other people about a range of different remedies you can try to help bring on labour. But before you try any of them, please be very careful and talk to your doctor before you try... read more

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Contractions

You feel a contraction when a hormone called oxytocin is released which encourages the muscles in your womb to tense and relax. The result is a hardening and tightening of your womb as... read more

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What Do Braxton Hicks Contractions Feel Like?

Sometimes called false contractions, Braxton Hicks are generally painless and similar to menstrual cramps. They are irregular and will also wear off after a while.... read more

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Getting The Timing Right

Labour is different for every mother and it's always best to call your doctor or the hospital first to assess if it's time for you to be admitted.... read more

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Reassure Him Before The Birth

Mums are usually the focus before the baby is born, but the dads may need some help along the way too. Involve your partner and share this journey together as parents.... read more

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How Eating During Labour Builds Up Your Energy

Childbirth is definitely tough work! Have a little snack every hour or so during early labour to help you build up energy reserves before your final push! ... read more

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