Better Births

Diastasis Recti – What does it mean for Pregnant and Postnatal women

Everywhere I look on Facebook at the moment, there are videos and posts talking about Diastasis Recti.  Unless you have heard of it before, it may be very confusing, and not something that many pregnant or postnatal women realise is about them.   Simply put, Diastasis Recti...

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Words for Rachel – As she transitions from Maiden to Mother

Dear Rachel, Its nearly time, she is almost here and I can feel your anticipation from my home in the UK. Your hormones are building, Your cervix is softening  and your fear is beginning to leave you. I think all women need to get to the phase when they embrace...

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Bump goes live – Personalised Maternity Care Budgets for pregnant women in Birmingham and Solihull

Yesterday saw the launch of a new website: www.yourbump.nhs.uk Bump is a new initiative which will change the way that maternity care is offered to women and families in Birmingham and Solihull. It came about after last years National Maternity Review: Better Births. Baroness Cumberlege who chaired the review stated:- “Our...

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Dads & Doulas

The primary role of a doula is often to support a birth partner -  which in turn frees them up to support the laboring mum. How does that work? Well firstly, partners often REALLY worried about seeing someone they love in pain, and being unable to...

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