Preparing for your New Arrival

Congratulations, you have a baby on the way! You’ve probably already thought about the big stuff; nappies, car seat, pushchair. But what else should you do to get your home ready for your baby? We’ve shared our top tips of things to consider before bringing your little one home. Decorating the Nursery – its super[…]

New CQC Research Reveals Lack of Awareness over Right to Choose Where to Give Birth

New research commissioned by the Care Quality Commission (CQC) has found that more women must be made aware of their right to choose their birth hospital. The research, which surveyed over 1,000 women who had given birth in England in the last three years, found that 40% either weren’t aware or didn’t feel they had[…]

Recognising the Signs of Labour

Every woman experiences labour differently. You may only start to realise some of the symptoms you were experiencing were labour related after you’ve actually been through it! There are however a number of tell tale signs and symptoms that happen before labour begins and during early labour. During the pre-labour and early labour phase (also[…]

Dad and Baby

Tips for Men on the Maternity Ward

First and foremost stay calm, when labour starts there’s no going back. You’re about to witness your other half do something you are never going to forget, so buckle up. Panic Pete is not welcome! Humour is welcome! Make her laugh. She may threaten to kill you stone dead, but inside she’s peeing her little[…]

Sparkles and Stretchmarks

The Best Pregnancy and Baby Bloggers

Ask the Midwife have carefully selected these blogs because they work to educate, inspire and empower other parents with their high-quality information. Pregnancy is often filled with a mixture of emotions like excitement, fear or love. For first time parents, every experience is new. But because each pregnancy is unique, even experienced parents can find[…]

newborn

reading begins in the womb

WORLD BOOK DAY – Reading begins in the womb BABYOPATHY CAMPAIGN – Read to your bump & beyond!   “World Book Day is the biggest celebration of its kind designated by UNESCO as a worldwide celebration of books and reading” from worldbookday.com World Book Day is designed to encourage reading from children as young as[…]