Coping with miscarriage is difficult for any woman, but it can be for the partner too. A moving story from one man who has shared his experience with me…. It wasn’t meant to be like this I held his tiny white coffin in my arms, crying as I walked into […]

What is i-size? It’s really important to ensure you choose the right carseat to ensure your baby’s safety when travelling. In the UK we now have something called i-size which I-size is part of a new legislation, regulation R129. It’s basically new way of crash-testing car seats for babies and […]

As a midwife, it’s important that I am continually updating and refreshing my knowledge in all areas of midwifery. There are an array of midwifery training courses, workshops and study days available within the UK which makes it easier for midwives to keep up to date and plan for their […]

The million dollar question! Really there is no best time to start a family. There are many different factors that go into deciding when it will be the best time to have children but ultimately it is a personal decision between you and your partner and many factors such as […]

” I’m 39 weeks pregnant and my doctor says my cervix is still closed. What’s wrong with me, why aren’t I dilating?” Well the clue is in the first few words. You’re only 39 weeks pregnant, you’re not in labour and in fact your baby could still be a couple […]

Some women will give birth via Caesarean section (c-section) and this can be planned or unplanned. If you have a c-section planned, it’s much easier to prepare for it but in the event of an unplanned c-section, it’s always good to know what to expect just in case. C-sections may […]

I am always talking about how the mind and body work in sync when it comes to having a baby. If you are feeling anxious or fearful it can actually inhibit the process which then makes you even more anxious! This can manifest itself by causing a longer labour or […]