Tag: pregnancy

The latent phase of labour …. how long?!

This week I have met many couples in the early stage of labour, or latent phase. Some women quickly progressed into labour and had their babies, whereas other women came in and then home again before meeting theirs.

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 […]