Hola Spain!

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 her from getting sunburn?
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What is ‘Perineal’ Massage?

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 women needing stiches, with these figures it felt beneficial to explore whether there is anything midwives could recommend to prepare you for birth.

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