Preparing for Birth

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Preparing for birth

First things that happen when your baby is born

During your pregnancy you will be focused, quite naturally, on your growing baby, and as you reach your last trimester daily thoughts about the birth will be on your mind.  It is a good idea to know what is expected [...]

By | February 28th, 2017|Newborn and Baby, NHSVideo-baby, Preparing for Birth, Video|

International Prenatal Infection Prevention Month

February is 'International prenatal infection prevention' month. The aim is to raise awareness of prenatal infections, such as group B Strep, which is the UK’s most common cause of life-threatening infection in newborn babies and of meningitis in babies up [...]

By | February 13th, 2017|Awareness Days, Me Time, Preparing for Birth|

Save babies’ lives Why guess Group B Strep?

The “Why Guess… when you can test?” campaign wants the ‘gold standard’ test for the group B Strep bacteria to be available to all maternity units in the UK. The current test routinely used in hospitals misses up to half [...]

By | December 12th, 2016|NHSVideo-pregnancy, Pregnancy and Birth, Preparing for Birth, Video|

Pregnancy : from conception to birth in 4 minutes

9 months of pregnancy.... oh yes it is a long time to make a human being. But we have found this amazing video showing 9 months of a pregnancy from conception to birth   Life is truly wonderful! In [...]

Life as a home birth midwife

Amber the NowBaby midwife, shares how working as a home birth midwife is incredibly varied and can be challenging at times, but she admits,”I absolutely love it!” Firstly, a bit about Amber I’m Amber, NowBaby’s Midwife and practising midwife in [...]

By | November 1st, 2016|Newborn and Baby, Pregnancy and Birth, Preparing for Birth|

Why should I store my baby’s cord blood?

What is umbilical cord stem cell banking? Umbilical cord stem cell banking involves collecting the cord blood from the umbilical cord following the birth of the baby. This is a non-invasive procedure for both mother and baby. Cord blood is a [...]

By | August 19th, 2016|NHSVideo-pregnancy, Pregnancy and Birth, Preparing for Birth, Video|

July is Group B Strep Awareness Month

Making families #GBSaware Pregnant women are not being told about group B Strep – yet it’s the biggest cause of severe infection in newborn babies (and the major cause of meningitis in babies under 3 months). Fewer than 50% of [...]

By | July 5th, 2016|Home Straight, Pregnancy and Birth, Preparing for Birth|

The three stages of childbirth

So, the big day is approaching and and whilst you're no doubt desperate for that first cuddle with your newborn, we're pretty sure that birth itself is something that you'd rather not think too much about.  However, one way to [...]

By | May 2nd, 2016|Pregnancy and Birth, Preparing for Birth|

Where to give birth? Questions for your hospital visit

One of the first decisions that you'll make on the road to parenthood is where you would like to have your baby.  If you've decided to opt for a hospital birth, the decision doesn't end there.  What kind of birth [...]

By | March 10th, 2016|Pregnancy and Birth, Preparing for Birth|

Can you pay your way to an easier birth?

If you'd prefer a more individualised approach to your care and have the necessary funds, you may want to consider using private facilities, your own midwife and/or booking private treatments.

By | February 18th, 2016|Pregnancy and Birth, Preparing for Birth|