Preparing for Birth

Stretch and Sweep

The words stretch and sweep when combined to describe a pre-labour procedure are enough to make any pregnant woman’s eyes water. But while most of us have heard of the procedure, few of those who haven’t experienced a...

Induced Labour

What Is Induced Labour? Induction of labour is a birth option an increasing number of women are facing, with most mums-to-be expecting induction to be the recommended course of action once their pregnancy has reached 40....

Useful Positions For Labour

Labour can be painful and uncomfortable but there are useful positions for labour that can help relieve the discomfort and aid the natural process of labour. Your aim is to be as comfortable as possible, so don’t be...

Breathing Techniques For Labour

When we are in a stressful situation, we often forgot to be aware about what is happening within our bodies. The anxieties of the moment keep our minds busy on almost everything but our physiological functions. As a result,...

Be Completely Prepared and Pack a Labour Bag Using Our Checklist

Are you 36 weeks pregnant and don’t know what to bring to the hospital? Having your bag packed with necessary items will make your hospital stay less stressful. Following a labour bag checklist will ensure that you are...

Pain Relief in Childbirth

There is a preoccupation with pain and the birthing mother. But pain is a subjective notion and each individual experiences pain differently. Pain during labour can come from a variety of sources. Emotional sources can be...

Support Options During Childbirth

According to research, labouring women with support options during labour are less likely to have regional or any analgesia/anaesthesia, an operative vaginal birth and a caesarean section. The positive effects of support are...

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