Induction of labour if you’ve had a baby before!

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!

How do I know if I’m dilating?

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?