Labour and Birth

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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What are the first signs of labour?

How will I know I’m in labour? - Probably the most common question from mums in our antenatal course! Their partners have a slightly different question - “how do i know when to take her to hospital?” - which is understandable as they just want to...

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Warwickshire Baby Show – Sunday 21st May

On Sunday 21st May the “Warwick Baby Show” will open it’s doors - totally free of charge - for just two superbly informative hours. Chase Meadow Community Centre, Narrow Hall Meadow, Warwick, CV34 6BT 2:30 - 4:30 pm Spread across two large halls there will be plenty of...

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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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My midwife was amazing because..

Today is Random Act of Kindness Day!  - an opportunity to show acts of generosity or caring to friends, family and strangers alike - to inspire hope and generosity around the world. The Birmingham Mail suggests simple acts such as giving up your seat on the bus...

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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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