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Perineal Massage, what is it and is it actually safe?

Perineal Massage, what is it and is it actually safe?

Perineal Massage of the perineum can help reduce the risk of tearing or needing a cut while giving birth. So, let’s take a look at exactly ...
About Future Health Biobank

About Future Health Biobank

Future Health Biobank is the largest private cord blood bank in the UK. Since their conception in 2002 they have processed and stored more than 125...
Group B Streptococcus (GBS)

Group B Streptococcus (GBS)

Group B Streptococcus (GBS), also known as group B strep, is one of many different bacteria which live inside your body. About a third of us carr...
Breastfeeding Support

Breastfeeding Support

Breastfeeding support If you are struggling with breastfeeding then feel free to contact any of the following breastfeeding support groups. We’ve...
Breast Engorgement

Breast Engorgement

Breast fullness is normal whilst breastfeeding, but engorgement is not. This may happen if baby is not able to suckle milk effectively from the bre...
A Guide to Breastfeeding

A Guide to Breastfeeding

Why is breastfeeding important? Breastmilk is not just a source of food, breastfeeding can also be used to comfort babies and helping the bonding- ...
The Latent Phase of Labour

The Latent Phase of Labour

This is the first part of labour and is the stage from when the cervix is closed until it is dilated to around 4cm. It does not last a specific amo...
Best Positions in Labour

Best Positions in Labour

It is usually best to maintain an upright position and be mobile and active during labour. An active labour helps the baby to maintain or turn into...
Midwife Care in Labour

Midwife Care in Labour

Every woman is a unique individual who will experience labour and birth differently. Care will be tailored to your individual needs and preferences...
The Vicious Circle of Low Milk Supply

The Vicious Circle of Low Milk Supply

After receiving a phone call from a concerned husband seeking advice regarding his wife’s apparent low milk supply with her 6 day old baby I’ve dec...
Itching in Pregnancy

Itching in Pregnancy

Mild itching is common in pregnancy because of the increased blood supply to the skin. Later on, as your bump grows, the skin of your tummy (abdome...
The Role of the Birthing Partner

The Role of the Birthing Partner

It is very important that the birth partner knows what their role is! Do not underestimate the importance of your support….. It is the key to the...