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 to cope with induction of labour

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

What is induction of labour?

Induction of labour where your labour is started artificially will happen to around 20% of us each year in the UK. Some women can’t wait to get started in labour, meet their baby and are counting the days till the end of pregnancy. Others relish every moment they feel their baby moving inside and don’t want it to end. Or at least not until baby … Continue reading What is induction of labour?

Does ‘informed choice’ really exist in pregnancy?

Choosing a different path from the one advised?  Read on. Why do so many women I have talked to report not being listened to, or feel bullied and coerced into following a prescribed path through pregnancy, birth and parenting? Isn’t informed choice the buzzword in our maternity? A position statement by the Royal College of Midwives published in 1996 and updated in 2008; it’s been … Continue reading Does ‘informed choice’ really exist in pregnancy?