Looking for an NCT class in Tonbridge or Tunbridge Wells?

March 05, 2022

NCT classes cover a broad range of topics and can give a good overview of the things you’re going to face as a new parent – whether that’s the stages of labour, your options for feeding your baby or how to change a nappy.

If you are wanting to prepare for birth and parenthood in more detail, here are some brilliant further options!

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5 pieces of unhelpful advice you might be told about pregnancy & birth

December 02, 2021

In this article I’m going to debunk 5 of the most commonly shared pieces of unhelpful advice about pregnancy & birth. Because I’m certain that you’ve heard almost one of these…and they stand to be really unhelpful for you. In pregnancy, birth and beyond.

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The One Where Rachel Has a Baby

October 25, 2021

You've seen it, right? (If you haven't, this picture tells you a lot of what you need to know!) Of course Friends is a comedy, not a documentary, but this episode is not that different in its content and feel to most of what we see on the TV when it comes to birth. 

And that's the trouble - because when we see this type of birth a lot, we think its pretty much how it is. That's what birth looks like, right? 

Wrong! So much of this episode is totally unrealistic, and totally unhelpful for birth in real life! Let's look at some of the issues...

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How painful is giving birth?

October 15, 2021

Some people say labour and birth is the worst pain ever (“oh don’t worry, I can survive this – I survived childbirth!!’….) whilst some say it's manageable. Some people even describe their birth as being pain free. But how can they all be describing the same process? I’m going to set out some of the things that impact how painful or comfortable giving birth will be.

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