Caesarean section birth

Caesarean section birth There is concern about the rise in the number of babies being born by caesarean section, with studies indicating that women are now around five times more likely to give birth by caesarean than they were forty years ago. Caesarean section (also referred to as an ‘operative birth’) is the commonest [...]

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Forceps & Ventouse Births

Forceps & Ventouse Births Forceps and ventouse births (also called vacuum extraction/suction cup) are referred to as ‘assisted’ or ‘instrumental’ births. There are clinical guidelines that UK midwives and doctors use in the maternity services and these identify when it is advisable to assist a woman to birth her baby. For mothers who are [...]

2017-05-26T16:29:12+01:00

Waterbirth: Immersion in water for labour and/or your baby’s birth

Waterbirth: Immersion in water for labour and/or your baby’s birth When we have aches and pains, are feeling stressed, or are fatigued, there is nothing quite like a nice long soak in the bath to soothe our discomfort, aid relaxation and lift our spirits. The same may be said for immersion in water during [...]

2017-05-26T16:29:15+01:00

Aromatherapy

What is aromatherapy? Aromatherapy is a complementary therapy which involves the use of highly concentrated essential oils that are obtained from plants. These can be used in a variety of ways to encourage relaxation, a sense of calmness and wellbeing, promote healing and soothe discomfort. Aromatherapy can be administered in a variety of ways [...]

2017-05-26T16:29:15+01:00
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