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Pros and Cons of Home Birth

Deciding on where to give birth is as individual as your baby and my view generally is that women should give birth where they feel safest. When you feel safe you produce oxytocin and your labour is more likely to progress well with less need for pain relief and unnecessary interventions. Read more about homebirth to help you assess what factors would make you feel most confident during the birth of your baby.

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Survival tips for being on your own with a newborn baby.

When you first have a new baby you will usually have some help to begin with, it may be your partner or if you don’t have one a family member or friend but there will come a time when your help ends either because your partner has returned to work or other help has left.

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What are the differences between an NHS midwife and an Independent Midwife?

When considering whether or not to hire an Independent Midwife you may be wondering what the differences are between midwives working privately and those working in the NHS.

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Water Births

Water birth is the process of giving birth in a big bath and volume of warm water. They are usually available in Birthing Centres and you can also hire ones to use at a home birth.

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What is a TENS Machine?

A TENS machine, short for transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation, is a battery-operated device which helps with pain in labour.

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What are my choices for where I can give birth?

Where you give birth can be a difficult decision but the main thing to consider is where you feel safer.

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How much does it cost to hire an independent midwife in London?

Many people have absolutely no idea of the costs involved in hiring independent midwives and it is a question we are asked frequently.

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