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[…]

Breastfeeding Mum

Fascinating Breastfeeding Facts

Who needs the gym? The metabolic energy needed to breastfeed a baby each day is the amount you’d use to walk seven miles.   It’s not always easy to learn, but it is instinctual. Newborns held skin-to-skin in the first hour or two after birth may push their way toward mum’s breast and start feeding[…]

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[…]