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[toc] TENS Machine in Labour Most women don't like the idea of using pain relief in labour and so any methods that are side-effect-free are a bonus. There are many things you can do in labour to minimise the pain and using a TENS Machine in labour is a popular...read more
Guest blog post by Michael Cordova from Floating Point Centre in Pangbourne. This blog post first appeared here. Floatation Therapy is great for pregnant women within the 2nd and 3rd trimesters, and only after a medical clearance from their doctor. Floatation Therapy...read more
[toc] Delayed cord clamping Delayed cord clamping - or optimal cord clamping as it is starting to become known - is when a delay is made between a baby being born and its umbilical cord being clamped and cut. This delay is considered anything from around a...read more
* This blog posts talks candidly about losing your baby and includes facts and statistics on this subject and maybe a trigger for you to experience again your own loss. I make no apology for breaking the silence, but I do feel sensitive to...read more
Guest post by Deborah Pryn. So the word ‘hypnobirthing’ can make people think our antenatal classes might be a bit weird or hippy. ‘Hypnosis’ often makes people think of a) Paul McKenna b) Swinging pendulums c) People clucking like chickens or d) All of the above....read more
Many women are drawn to yoga during their pregnancy as it offers a safe and gentle way to stay fit and toned in pregnancy, while respecting the restrictions pregnancy places on your body's ability to cope with the stresses and strains of exercise. But...read more
It's late. You're tired. You've been at work all day and you are ready to drop, and you are pretty fed up of being pregnant now even though you've still got months to go! And then your foot twitches, it feels a bit funny, oh no here it goes again!...read more
Find out what 5 pieces of equipment for labour are essential in helping you achieve a fantastic birth. All items available in the Birthzang shop.read more
[toc] Allowing The Impossible in Birth You often hear the question "am I allowed" asked in the context of birth, particularly in the hospital setting. Am I allowed to get off the bed? Am I allowed to have something to eat? Am I allowed to change position?...read more
Birth is everywhere! Everyone is born, after all, and 4 in 5 women will go through the experience (1). For some, giving birth is a wonderful life-affirming event - even describing it as orgasmic! - but for many women, labour and birth is painful, difficult...read more
Pregnancy is pretty overwhelming. And from conception to birth there is a slow but steady build up to get you on the road to parenthood. Getting through labour and birth is a whole other story. And then you do it - you give birth, and in a matter of hours...
Do You Have a Fretful Baby at night? Did your baby start life happy and content but then started to get fretful in the night and cry a lot? They burp well, but in the evenings they screw up their face and scream with a really hard tummy. You have come to the...