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Posts from the ‘Labour’ Category

WHICH VAGINAL-BIRTHING NUT CASE SAID A C-SECTION WASN’T GIVING BIRTH?

For the most part, the final stretch of pregnancy is spent asking the final down and dirty questions about labour and beyond.  Discussions that include formerly un-speakable subjects: maxi-pads, stool softeners and Sits Baths, become common-place.

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DAD, DON’T BUGGER IT UP – COMMON SCREW UPS IN THE LABOUR WARD

No longer the cigar-pending, jumpy but blameless and innocent bystander.  Labour is a massive task, requiring the greatest support and it’s dad that’s expected to be up-to-date and on-task.

Having complete and comprehensive labour know-how, whilst remaining entirely peace-loving is dad’s duty.  Sounds supernatural, and it is.  However, as much as your partner might strive for this hero-status, the stakes are high and it can get dicey.

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CONFESSIONS OF A DOULA – WHAT YOUR BIRTH TAUGHT ME

The word ‘doula’ is a Greek word and it means to ‘mother the mother’.  A perfect job description.

As a doula, I’m not medically trained, like a midwife, nor do I have the expertise to deliver a baby.  But what I do offer is a supportive role in the journey of a pregnant woman.  I support her in many ways and I work with her, to create a positive and memorable birth.

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THINGS YOU WONT REMEMBER BEFORE LABOUR

It’s funny the things that end up front and centre when forecasting the day of your baby’s birth. 

For many mums-to-be, the highest priority is to name your new little human, for others, paint colours for the nursery.  By all means, go for it, I wouldn’t dare block the ambitions of a soon-to-be-lioness!

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HOSPITAL SWAGGAGE

Immediately following the arrival of your bundle of joy, you will want to focus on two priorities.  Loving-up with your new babe AND giving your outrageously awesome bod a chance to recover. Don’t let a lack of prep steal your attention away from these two priorities. 

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