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Pain relief for labour – TENs Machine

What the hell is a TENs machine and how does it work? A TENs machine is a form of pain relief that you can use during labour. The idea is that the pain relief is provided by transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation to relieve pain, by helping your...

Are you trying to be positive?

Do you say this? Do you think this? In the words of our wise friend Yoda "Do or do not, there is no try". What about if you were just positive? Trying requires constant effort, why not stop trying and just be positive?...

What does that mean?

It's such a simple question but it can make a huge difference to how you're feeling. Have you left a Midwife appointment feeling worried or confused? Frustrated that you're going to have to wait until the next appointment to ask questions? Why don't you take...

Labour & birth hormones – Oxytocin

Oxytocin is the most important hormone when it comes to giving birth, it is what makes your uterus contract. When your baby is ready to be born, he or she will send a message to your brain to tell it to start producing oxytocin, which...

Labour and birth hormones – Adrenaline

Adrenaline is quite often considered to be unhelpful, not only when it comes to birth, but life in general – it normally makes us think about that fight/flight/freeze response when we’re scared, stressed or panicked. Adrenaline is unhelpful during the first stage of labour, however...