Check out our ‘Induction of labour’ article if you haven’t seen it yet for some background info. And our ‘How to Cope with Induction of Labour’ article gives you a more in depth look at the induction process with helpful tips. Had a vaginal birth already? If this is your second or subsequent baby, and you had a previous vaginal birth, your cervix never quite … Continue reading Induction of labour if you’ve had a baby before!
This is a question I have been asked many times. Exactly how do check how dilated someone is? I’m sure some people imagine we pop a ruler up there somehow! It’s all a matter of clever estimation with our finger tips. When you first start examining cervixes (cervices for the grammatically conscious) as a student midwife, you haven’t got a bloomin’ clue what you’re feeling. … Continue reading How do I know if I’m dilating?
The latent phase of birth (sometimes known as pre-labour) is the stage leading up to established labour. Established labour is typified by strong regular contractions from around 4cms onwards. Continue reading “If A Woman Has A Long Latent Phase…”