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Behind The News Stories: Freebirthing

By Amina Hatia RM
There have been recent discussions in the news surrounding the choices of women and birthing people opting for unassisted or freebirth—terms used to describe the decision to give birth without the involvement of midwives, doctors, or medical professionals. This mainly happens at home or in non-medical settings, and stems from a desire for greater autonomy … Continued
February 26, 2024
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7 Subtle Signs of Labour

By Amina Hatia RM
So you have been preparing for the new arrival for months now and you are looking forward to holding your baby in your arms. Labour starts in many ways for different women – some won’t feel any contractions until their waters break and for others their waters don’t break until they are deep into their labour! Would you notice if these 7 subtle signs of labour start happening?
November 13, 2023
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Squatting Birth Explained

By Amina Hatia RM
Whilst giving birth is shown widely on TV, Movies and in photos as happening in a bed in a lying down (semi-recumbent) position, this is not how birth has always happened, or how it happens worldwide. There is an extensive body of evidence that highlights that birth in different positions (such as upright or via … Continued
November 9, 2022
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Stages of Labour Explained

By Amina Hatia RM
Labour and the pathway to birth is unique and different for everyone – there isn’t a set formula that can be applied to this complicated, exhilarating and amazing process of giving birth. However, what we do know is that there are changes that happen with your body, your behaviour, with your baby’s position and lots … Continued
October 10, 2022
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Exercise In Pregnancy

By Amina Hatia RM
Exercising in pregnancy is sometimes a slightly contentious topic – with some being advised to put their feet up or stop running in early pregnancy and others being told they aren’t doing enough! Worry not – we are here to help demystify exercise in pregnancy and share advice that is safe, evidence based and suitable … Continued
September 29, 2022
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Healthy Pregnancy Tips

By Amina Hatia RM
Pregnancy is an ideal time to get healthier and it’s often when people start really thinking about their lifestyle and living habits – such as what to eat, what to avoid and getting more active. After all, what better reason to get healthier than your baby and growing family. However, we here at Now Baby … Continued
September 29, 2022
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What is a Doula?

By Amina Hatia RM
What does a Doula mean? If you have been thinking about planning for your labour and birth and are looking into your options, you may have come across the term doula already. A doula is the term used to refer to someone who provides support to women and birthing people during their pregnancy, labour and … Continued
September 6, 2022
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Antenatal Appointment Schedule

By Amina Hatia RM
Your Antenatal appointment schedule Your care in pregnancy is often referred to as ‘Antenatal care’ which refers to the care, advice and support you will get from a range of healthcare professionals in your pregnancy such as midwives, GP’s and specialist doctors called obstetricians. This care will involve antenatal appointments that will be arranged for … Continued
June 20, 2022
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Vaccinations in Pregnancy

By Amina Hatia RM
Vaccinations offered in pregnancy You will be offered a range of vaccines (immunisations) during your pregnancy by your midwife or GP to help protect you from certain infections or to help keep your baby safe from infection during the first few weeks of their life until your baby has had their own vaccinations. In pregnancy … Continued
April 26, 2022
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Week 41 of Pregnancy

By Amina Hatia RM
If you are reading this, then you are either thinking ahead or now past your due date and feeling a whole range of emotions! If it’s any consolation you are not alone – only about 5% of babies arrive on their due date so it’s not unusual to go past your due date, and plenty … Continued
March 18, 2022
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