How do you know when you’re in labour? How can you prepare for labour? Most importantly, how do you stop the pain of labour? Find out the answers here.
“Whenever and however you give birth, your experience will impact your emotions, your mind, your body, and your spirit for the rest of your life.” – Ina May Gaskin
After a difficult pregnancy and a completely unexpected home birth, this mum has a message to share: “Ask yourself, what do YOU want? What do you need in your most vulnerable moment? And go out there and find it wherever you can.”
Read on to get the clearest, best advice on what labour signs are, and what to do about them.
Every mother aims to have a normal birth. But what does this mean exactly? What is ‘normal’ and why is it so important to so many of us?
When Lucy became overdue, she thought the induction would be standard. It wasn’t. A bungled forceps delivery ended in an emergency caesarean. Her son? Perfect.
We know how to give birth. We’ve been doing it since the dawn of humankind. So when did we stop listening to our bodies, taking cues from machines instead? Your body, your baby. Start listening.
How do you know if you're in labour? Check out these signs and symptoms of labour so you know when baby's really on his way and when to call the hospital.
How do you hope to have your baby? In hospital or at home? By an elective caesarean or vaginally? Read up on all the ways to have a baby so you can make informed decisions.
Don't leave it til the last minute to prepare for labour. Find out what you need to do to get ready for the birth so you can have as calm and safe a labour as possible.
From prelabour to the first, second and third stages of labour, here's everything you need to know about the different stages of labour so you know what to expect and when.
Find out all you need to know about pain reief in labour. What are the options for dealing with the pain of labour and the pros and cons of the pain relief choice you make?
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