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Birth of James by Liz & Trevor

The birth was just what we wanted even though we had difficult decisions to make and that James was 4 weeks early. Without using our hypnobirthing techniques, I’m sure our birth could have been an entirely different experience....

Birth of Dylan by Catherine

This isn’t the story I expected to be writing when I was preparing for the arrival of my son – it’s definitely not a Plan A story, but I still take so many positives from the experience so I hope it will show that even...

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...