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Midwife Blog

What you can do to reduce vaginal tears in birth?

Ok ok I get it.. it’s not the most nicest of subjects to talk about and I’m sure you’re all crossing your legs as you read this 😵. But rather than focusing on how horrid this may be or worse still sticking your head in the sand, start thinking about what YOU are going...

Georgie’s Positive VBAC

This positive birth VBAC story is with Georgie’s second baby. She used breathing techniques, hypnobirthing and had a positive water birth

Abi’s Birth Story

My husband and I started The Bump to Baby Chapter online course when I reached the third trimester. The course was fantastic and really helped us to feel knowledgable and informed about labour and birth and helped me have such a positive birth experience despite it...

Natalie’s Positive Induction Birth Story

This positive induction birth story is with Natalie’s first baby. She used breathing techniques, hypnobirthing & encouragement from her husband.

Emily’s Positive Birth

Imogen Theia (Immy) ~22/10/2020 at 10.26am ~8lb 12~40.3 weeks ~First time parents ~Waterbirth at MLU using tens and breathing techniques ~Positive transfer for placenta removal A huge thank you for this course, it taught me everything I needed to know for birth. I...

Alice’s Birth Story

Positive birth story - Induction - FTM - 40+11 My induction was booked on November 3rd at 40+11 after 2 unsuccessful sweeps. The pessary was inserted at 11am and I was told they would check my cervix in 24 hours and see if any progress was made. I started watching...

Creating An Ideal Birth Environment

Your Birth Environment - Why is Birth Environment So Important? Have you ever noticed how much you act from your environmental cues. Your Mum pops over with a plate of cookies and she leaves them on your dining room table. You weren’t hungry, but now you’re eating a...

The Ultimate Birth Affirmations

How to use Birth Affirmations in pregnancy? Everyone has their sayings that they repeat in their head when they need a little pick me up. It might be a, “ Come on... You’ve got this!” before you stand in front of your team to do a presentation at work or “Stay calm,...

Positive Birth Stories: Jessica- Big Baby

Positive birth stories big baby…. This birth story is Jessica’s 3rd baby, a big baby. She used breathing techniques, hypnobirthing and had a waterbirth.

What can you start doing to prepare for birth.

This is for you if you’re from 34 weeks. If that’s not quite you yet, then save this link or screen shot so you’ve got the info for in a few weeks/months time. If this is you then these are some things that you can start doing that will improve your birth. So, what...

The Bump Chapter

Induction For A Large Baby

Induction For A Large Baby

Induction For A Large Baby... if it’s not recommended by guidelines then why are so many women being offered inductions?? So, a bit of background... NICE guidelines state that women shouldn’t be advised to have an induction of labour for a predicted large baby, where...

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Vic’s Story

Vic’s Story

#MeetTheTeam This is Vic.... she is the newest member of TBTBC squad and has been doing lots of behind the scenes bits and bobs. Here is her story ❤️ I thought it was about time I removed my head from the sand and came to say hello! My name is Vic and for the last 8...

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The Birth Chapter

Kristie’s Positive Induction

Kristie’s Positive Induction

Love reading positive birth stories, you’re in the right place…. This positive birth story is with Kristie and her surprise baby girl. Kristie was 2 weeks overdue and had an induction via pessary on the Consultant Led Unit. had a consultant led birth. Kristie had...

Chelsea’s Positive Water Birth

Chelsea’s Positive Water Birth

Love reading positive birth stories, you’re in the right place…. This positive birth story is with first time mum Chelsea. Chelsea delivered her baby boy on a birth unit and had a calm water birth, lifting her baby out of the water herself. I can’t believe it’s my...

Hannah’s Positive Birth; episiotomy and forceps

Hannah’s Positive Birth; episiotomy and forceps

Love reading positive birth stories, you’re in the right place…. This positive birth story is with Hannah and her baby girl. During labour Hannah's baby's heart rate dropped and when her waters were manually broken there was meconium, so Hannah had a hormone drip and...

The Baby Chapter

Things To Celebrate From 2019

Things To Celebrate From 2019

2019 was my third year doing The Bump to Baby Chapter and it was a wild one. Wild like in this above photo wild, surviving the nights, managing 2 young children at home, writing blogs and scheduling emails at 2am with a baby on my boob, or walking around with her on...

Breaking Dad

Breaking Dad

As I lie on the floor trying to write this, with my 7 month year old daughter crawling all over me, clawing at my note pad, shrieking in my ear and doing her best to be impossibly cute, I’m ashamed to admit to how I’ve felt before; especially when I now know...