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On our blog you will find lots of great advice from experienced midwives that will help you throughout your pregnancy and beyond.
About Future Health Biobank

About Future Health Biobank

Future Health Biobank is the largest private cord blood bank in the UK. Since their conception in 2002 they have processed and stored more than 125,000 samples from 75 countries worldwide, which is more than all other UK banks combined. Future Health Biobank is also...

Group B Streptococcus (GBS)

Group B Streptococcus (GBS)

Group B Streptococcus (GBS) Group B Streptococcus (GBS), also known as group B strep, is one of many different bacteria which live inside your body. About a third of us carry the bacteria in our gut without even knowing it. About a quarter of women also have GBS in...

Breastfeeding Support

Breastfeeding Support

Breastfeeding support If you are struggling with breastfeeding then feel free to contact any of the following breastfeeding support groups. We've placed the links to these groups below: La Leche League- www.laleche.org.uk The National childbirth Trust (NCT) –...

Breast Engorgement

Breast Engorgement

Breast fullness is normal whilst breastfeeding, but engorgement is not. This may happen if baby is not able to suckle milk effectively from the breast. The breasts may feel hot and there maybe areas of redness on the breast and they may also feel shiny and tight. The...

A Guide to Breastfeeding

A Guide to Breastfeeding

Why is breastfeeding important? Breastmilk is not just a source of food, breastfeeding can also be used to comfort babies and helping the bonding- both physical and emotional. Breastmilk contains vital key nutrients for development for example; enzymes to aid...

The Latent Phase of Labour

The Latent Phase of Labour

This is the first part of labour and is the stage from when the cervix is closed until it is dilated to around 4cm. It does not last a specific amount of time and you can experience painful tightenings or contractions irregularly for 24 hours or more. Contractions can...

Best Positions in Labour

Best Positions in Labour

It is usually best to maintain an upright position and be mobile and active during labour. An active labour helps the baby to maintain or turn into the optimal anterior position. An upright position will also encourage effective uterine contractions, shorten the...

Midwife Care in Labour

Midwife Care in Labour

Every woman is a unique individual who will experience labour and birth differently. Care will be tailored to your individual needs and preferences. You can expect your labour to be regularly assessed in the following ways: Your blood pressure, pulse and temperature...

The Vicious Circle of Low Milk Supply

The Vicious Circle of Low Milk Supply

After receiving a phone call from a concerned husband seeking advice regarding his wife’s apparent low milk supply with her 6 day old baby I’ve decided to write this blog to share what I advised on what is such a common issue with breastfeeding – that of keeping up...

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