"How many weeks pregnant am I?" - Read this before looking at that due date calculator!

October 12, 2023

So you’ve just found out you’re pregnant (congratulations!) and you’re searching for a due date calculator! We all do it...we all want to know that magical "due date"! But…before you etch that magical date into every calendar and tell all your friends and family… here are 3 things to think about!

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Should I have a stretch & sweep?

August 04, 2022

A stretch and sweep (also known as just a "sweep") is one of the most widespread interventions in pregnancy and labour. Many women have sweeps in late pregnancy and it is something that has become pretty routine. But what are they? And what are the benefits and the risks of having one? 

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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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Been told you may need to be induced because your baby is predicted to be big?

August 15, 2021

Giving birth to a small baby sounds impossible at times - let alone a big one!

And then you get told that you should be having an induced labour. To prevent your baby from getting too big to birth. But let's look at what the NICE Guidelines say...

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