Severe perineal trauma: Third and Fourth degree tears

Severe perineal trauma: Third and Fourth degree tears   Sustaining perineal trauma during childbirth is very common, particularly where it is your first vaginal birth. The perineum is the area of skin between the vagina (birth canal) and anus (back passage). During a vaginal birth this area stretches to accommodate the passage of the [...]

2017-05-26T16:29:16+01:00

Postnatal Exercises

Postnatal Exercises Having a baby changes a woman’s body. Your body has carried and nurtured your growing baby for the past nine months and so it is to be expected that returning to its pre-pregnancy state won’t happen overnight. Similarly, getting back into shape after the birth takes time and effort, which can be [...]

2017-05-26T16:29:20+01:00

Support for parents: how supervisors of midwives can help

Support for parents: how supervisors of midwives can help   Who are Supervisors of midwives? Supervisors of midwives (SOMs) are experienced, practising midwives who have completed additional education and training so that they can oversee and support midwives in providing safe, high quality care to new and expectant parents, their babies and families.   [...]

2017-05-26T16:29:21+01:00

Safeguarding against postnatal sepsis (infection)

Safeguarding against postnatal sepsis (infection)   What is postpartum sepsis (infection)? While you were pregnant your body’s natural immunity (which fights off infections) was suppressed, so that your body didn’t treat your developing baby as a foreign body/infection that needed to be attacked. This process is called immunosuppression which can mean that after giving [...]

2017-05-26T16:29:21+01:00
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