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Bristol midwife-led birth centre open at Cossham Hospital

A team of 10 midwives and five maternity care assistants are getting ready to welcome the first new arrivals at Bristol’s new Cossham Birth Centre which will open on 28 January. The new midwife-led freestanding birth centre, the first of its kind in Bristol, is located on the top floor of the newly refurbished Cossham […]

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Midwives told to involve fathers in maternity care

Midwives are being asked to make more of an effort to involve fathers-to-be in maternity care. The Royal College of Midwives (RCM) says too often the dad is left out of the process. It suggests top tips to help include the father, like offering him a chair as well as his partner, during antenatal appointments. Read more…

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Labour leaves Mum traumatised

The birth of a child should be one of a woman’s most joyful experiences but for Libby O’Rourke it left her mentally scarred for life. ‘I’ve never felt so worthless,’ she says. ‘I didn’t expect it to be candles and music but I did expect to feel happy and empowered – not traumatised and helpless. […]

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Natural Childbirth without drugs

Professor says that mother and child would benefit if the ‘epidural epidemic’ gave way to yoga, hypnosis and birthing pools. His opinion has many people up in arms but has he got a point. Read more here

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Be inspired by these Hypnobirthing Videos

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Take a look at these marvelous videos and get inspired to create the best birth possible for yourself and your baby. Enjoy! Watch here

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Birth is a major transition for a baby, which involves a journey from darkness to light

A woman’s body is “designed” for birth. However, birth can also be momentous and great forces are brought to bear on mother and baby whether he/she arrives via the birth canal , or comes “out of the sunroof” by caesarean. Both the mother and baby’s body can be assisted to unravel the stresses and strains […]

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How cranial osteopathy can help soothe away your baby’s colicky cries

The advice to ‘sleep when your baby sleeps’ is all well and good, but if your little one likes to party all night, every night, you are soon functioning like a zombie if you can’t catch up during the day. So when one of my friends suggested taking my four-week-old to a cranial osteopath to […]

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