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 […]

What colour eyes will your baby have? Can you predict the colour of your baby’s eyes? According to genetics, science tells us these are all the different parental eye colour combinations along with the chance of having a baby with a specific colour. Unfortunately the ‘Hazel & grey eye colours […]

Breastfeeding is biologically normal right? Well yes it is. Is breastfeeding always easy? No it isn’t! If you have never breastfed before it can take a bit of getting used to. In this video I discuss 6 things you may not have already known about breastfeeding. If there is anything […]