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Midwife Blog

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...

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.

Positive Cesarean Birth – Emma’s Story

Emma Litchfield Birth Story – Unplanned ‘elective C – Section' -Hector Andrew Litchfield   I just want to start this Birth Story by letting you know that you can have a positive birth even if it ended up being something you never even imagined.   My story starts 6...

What is Hypnobirthing? Facts or Fantasy.

What is hypnobirthing? Midwife Beth explains what actually is hypnobirthing, pulling out the facts from the fantasy.

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,...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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

The Bump Chapter

Matt’s Birth Story – A Dads perspective 💥

Matt’s Birth Story – A Dads perspective 💥

This story made me ball like a baby 😭 What a tribute to his wife & new baby girl. Thanks for sharing your story with us Matt 🦸🏻‍♂️🦸🏻‍♀️ A birth story……..From a first time Father 💥 After my partner had started having contractions on Friday night she gave birth to...

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Baby’s Movements

Baby’s Movements

💥Baby’s Movement 💥 💥Home Dopplers are dangerous. Period. If you listen in to baby’s heart rate and you hear a nice normal heart rate sound because you’ve googled a normal heart rate for a baby, you may get false reassurance from this. There are many things that we...

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The Birth Chapter

Sophie’s Positive Birth

Sophie’s Positive Birth

Love reading positive birth stories? You’re in the right place! This birth story is with first time mum Sophie and the arrival of her little girl Isabelle. Sophie delivered her girl at 39 weeks and 3 days using gas&air for pain relief. Sophie used EBRAN during her...

Justine’s Positive Water Birth

Justine’s Positive Water Birth

Love reading positive birth stories? You’re in the right place! This birth story is with second time mum Justine and the arrival of her surprise baby girl, Eden. Justine remained active to progress her labour and had a water birth. The birth of EdenFriday 30th July @...

Charlotte’s Positive Birth

Charlotte’s Positive Birth

Love reading positive birth stories? You’re in the right place! This birth story is with first time mum Charlotte. Charlotte used gas&air and had an epidural for pain relief. On Wednesday 21st July I got unsightly before midnight to go for a pee.. which was the...

The Baby Chapter

✨The Baby Bubble aka. The Golden Hour ✨

✨The Baby Bubble aka. The Golden Hour ✨

This has got to be one of the biggest highs in life EVER!! Who else can remember those moments after their baby was born? You see this little being that you’ve made and grown for the first time.. you smell her little head, watch her screwed up little face trying to...

Breastfeeding Tips

Breastfeeding Tips

Whoever said breastfeeding was a walk in the park LIED!! Well at least for lots of women anyway. That latch that midwives go on about sooooo much is so important because... ▪️ If the latch isn't quite right your nipples can become sore and even cracked. ▫️ Your baby...