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Beth and her team from The Bump to Baby Chapter are midwives. That’s what makes over here so different from the rest. We work in Gloucester Royal hospital so we’re catching babies weekly or looking after mothers and newborns on the maternity ward. We are all mothers too so are able to share what we know from working as midwives but also from what we know and have experienced as mothers.

Beths favourite season is Autumn and she is slightly Christmas obsessed. She is a lover of all things salted caramel, and is always well caffeinated whether that be from a flat white or an espresso martini on a weekend. Before Beth became a midwife she completed a course in Swedish massage. Beth is trained in KG Hypnobirthing, which is a hypnobirthing course that has been accredited by The Royal College of Midwives.

Ali is mother of 2, she is also a midwife at Gloucester hospital, although is currently on maternity leave with her 2nd child, Tallulah. Ali lives in a little village in The Cotswolds.

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Winner of 🌟The Best Pregnancy Support Service in Gloucestershire 2017🌟, The Bump to Baby Chapter has something for everyone. 🌟For expectant couple wanting to know all you need to know about labour, baby and those early days we have midwife led antenatal courses. 🌟For a second or third time mother wanting to birth without fear after a negative birth experience. There’s hypnobirthing one day classes for the busy Mum. 🌟Free blogs with tips on birth and baby for all 🌟Buggy walks in Cheltenham for new mothers to bring the sisterhood in motherhood. So whatever stage of pregnancy and whatever number baby have a look at the page, website and get involved 🌟
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I’ve cancelled most plans this week thinking that labour was happening. Each day with my start/stop contractions/braxton hicks I’ve been so sure that this was it. So I’ve stayed home, bounced on my ball, drinking my raspberry leaf tea and smothering myself with clary sage thinking ‘yesss 🙌🏼 early labour’ LIKE THE MUG THAT I AM! This baby is already making a fool out of me!

Today however, was different. I did not sit and wait around, contractions or no contractions. I got up, put my make up on, got dressed and went for lunch and have felt so much better for it. It also meant that Nancy got to spend a bit of time with her new boyf Grayson.

I know early labour can be like this and it’s normal. At TBTBC antenatal classes and hypnobirthing we always say how this bit can take a couple of days, sometimes a week with irregular contractions. And we always say that the worst thing to do is to stay at home and wait for them to become regular 🤦🏼‍♀️. Normal is one thing though and liking it is something totally different. Today though, thanks to these two little sweethearts, was a good day.

What were your experiences of early labour?
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