Antenatal Appointment Schedule

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...

Vaccinations in Pregnancy

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...
Waters Have Broken – What Now!

Waters Have Broken – What Now!

It’s the most common way labour and birth is portrayed in films and on TV – a big gush of water, lots of screaming and a big rush to the hospital to have the baby. All very dramatic, even more so when waters in film/on TV always tend to break publicly, in the shops, at a party or surrounded by people!
In reality it’s rarely like this …….read on to find out what to expect!

Induction of Labour – or being ‘Induced’.

Induction of Labour – or being ‘Induced’.

Labour rarely begins on your ‘estimated due date’ EDD, especially if it is your first baby. In reality your due date is probably more accurately described as a ‘due window’ – of 5 weeks, as babies are born often between 37 to 42 weeks.
In most pregnancies, labour will usually start naturally on its own within those 5 weeks, but there are times that it may need to be started artificially. This is called induced labour – to help your cervix to soften and open out and your uterus (womb) to start contracting. There are many ways this can be done …..

How To keep Fit in Pregnancy – Running

How To keep Fit in Pregnancy – Running

Exercise in Pregnancy Series Running Running is great aerobic exercise and can help you to have a fit and healthy pregnancy. If you were a runner or regular jogger before you became pregnant and you are well, you can carry on running for as long as you feel...
How To keep Fit in Pregnancy – Swimming

How To keep Fit in Pregnancy – Swimming

Swimming in Pregnancy Exercising in water in pregnancy – be it swimming or doing other exercises is a great way of staying active as your bump grows. Swimming is an aerobic and strength conditioning exercise – both of which can help shorten labour and reduce the...