Birth

what will i need for a home birth

What Will I need For A Home Birth

Having your baby at home is becoming an increasingly popular choice for expectant Mums. The prospect of bringing your baby into the world in comfortable and familiar surroundings is certainly appealing – not to mention the benefit of your own bathroom, the ability to curl up under a blanket on the sofa with your newborn

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What Happens To Your Body The First Few Weeks After Birth

What Happens To Your Body The First Few Weeks After Birth

Your body has nine months to get used to growing your baby. That’s long enough for it to feel normal, despite the sometimes less than pleasant side effects. When your baby is born, your body changes in an instant, this can leave you feeling all at sea. All Change The hormones that have supported and

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new mum tips

New Mum Tips

They say that nothing can prepare you for becoming a parent. In fact, giving birth and becoming a mum can be terrifying and thrilling in equal parts. But while that saying is true, there are a few things you can bear in mind to make the transition from couple to family as smooth as possible.

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should I have a home birth

Should I have a home birth

Having your baby in the comfort of your own home is a warm, snuggly blanket of a thought for many women, yet the stuff of nightmares for others. The choice remains yours and statistics show that, in the main, a home birth is perfectly safe and most are free from complications. If you are trying

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Advantages of having children later in life

Advantages of having children later in life

It’s official – new parents are getting older! Last year women in England and Wales who gave birth aged 40 years and over, exceeded the number of teenagers who also gave birth the same year. The margin was slim but nevertheless higher, with 29,158 babies delivered to women forty and over and 29,136 babies recorded

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What not to say to a new mum

What not to say to a new mum

“Can you believe she said that?” remarked my friend following a tense visit from a relative a week after giving birth to her first baby. Everything had started so well. Flowers and congratulations followed by cuddles. Perfect. One hour later: cut to my friend sobbing in the bathroom, clutching her new born and wondering how

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