We recently returned from our first holiday abroad. I approached travelling with a baby with a degree of trepidation. There were several concerns such as: What to do with a crying baby on the flight with all other passengers staring at us? What if we forgot an essential item? How do I keep her cool in the heat and stop […]
This week a pregnant lady asked me about the benefits of water for labour as her friend recently had a waterbirth.
I talk to many women in the early stages of their labour and discuss coping mechanisims for staying at home as long as possible. We know staying in your own environment with all your home comforts often results in better progress.
This week there has been several women asking about back pain during pregnancy.
My final piece of work before qualifying as a midwife focused on perineal massage. I was really interested in whether a technique could help reduce tears during birth, the need for stiches and could improve the overall experience. Research suggests that 85% of women will have some sort of tearing during birth, with 75% of […]