So you’ve waited 9 months and the day you’re meeting your baby is getting closer. But how will you know ‘this is it’? What will it feel like? Will you know it’s labour? What should you do? Well one thing we can say is that it’s usually nothing like you see on TV. A woman, heavily pregnant suddenly clutches her belly, the waters break, she … Continue reading How will I know I’m in labour?
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!
Please read ‘What is induction of labour?’ for some background on this, if you haven’t already! So, you’ve been advised to have an induction of labour. The post above tells you what this could involve, although not everybody will go through all the steps. Had a vaginal birth already? Click here for info for you. But read on here too as this gives you … Continue reading How to cope with induction of labour
Affirmations might sound like a weird idea to some, but developing a positive way of thinking in pregnancy not only might benefit you in pregnancy, but is a tool you can use for life. Your mind can have a big impact on how you view and interact with the world. Imagine if you thought this to yourself throughout pregnancy… “Labour is so hard and painful. … Continue reading 40 Affirmations for Pregnancy and Birth!
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…”