Archive for the Category: Pregnancy

Find the right place for your birth – Which? Birth Choice tool

There are usually several options to choose when making the decision where to have your baby; Hospital, Home, Birth Centre – Alongside (in the hospital), Birth Centre – Freestanding (away from the hospital), but which one is right for you? Which?, in association with BirthChoiceUK, have created an award winning online tool to help.

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How many antenatal appointments should you have with your midwife?

Not sure if you are having the right amount of appointments with your midwife? Here is the schedule of appointments for a healthy pregnant woman recommended by the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) which you can expect your midwife to follow: First baby Subsequent babies First contact with the midwife First contact […]

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Pinderfields, Dewsbury Hospital & Pontefract Midwife-Led Unit

Pinderfields, Dewsbury Hospital and the Pontefract Midwife-Led Unit are all part of Mid Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust. The Trust have launched a new web site to give people an insight into maternity services at the three sites. It contains short videos showing the rooms and facilities and also aims to provide answers to some questions: […]

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Birth Plan vs Birth Preferences

If you type ‘Birth Plan’ into Google you will get more than 3 million results, and that is just from the UK. Many of these are templates for you to fill in which mostly consist of  lists of  ‘I do not wants’. Often the information is inaccurate. No wonder it is confusing.  Many people worry […]

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Using a birthing ball for pregnancy and labour

You may have found already that your midwife is recommending that you use a birthing ball during pregnancy. Maternity Units also have them available for use while you are in labour. What are the advantages of using a birthing ball? During  pregnancy.  As well as being comfortable to sit on (especially if you suffer from […]

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