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[…]

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[…]

smallest things

Mothers of Premature Babies Need More Support

Mothers of Premature Babies Need More Support Expecting a baby is a time filled with hope and anticipation. You begin to plan. You ‘nest’, decorating the nursery, buying cribs, buggies and tiny baby grows. You prepare. Packing your hospital bag, finalising birth plans and saying goodbye to work colleagues as you begin your maternity leave.[…]

Click to read about the real pros and cons of pain relief for labour and birth

Using Drugs for pain relief in Labour – What you need to know

By Jenny Lord There are no medals for completing the marathon that is labour and birth, nor does it affect what sort of Mother you are going to be!  This post is designed to inform you about the different types of pain relief you may be offered or would like in labour, and the pros[…]