Should I have a stretch & sweep?

August 04, 2022

A stretch and sweep (also know 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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What is hypnobirthing? Just a bit of breathing?!

October 11, 2021

What's the first thing that comes to mind when you think of "hypnobirthing"? 

Breathing?! (The cliched idea of a circle of pregnant couples all doing deep breathing together in some sort of weird dress rehearsal!)  

A few affirmations? (That episode from Friends where Chandler is trying to give up smoking.... "You are a calm, confident woman...!"

Am I going to have you doing breathing techniques and repeating affirmations for 10 hours? Obviously not! That would be ridiculous and boring! So what is covered on my hypnobirthing & antenatal course?

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