The first step to a positive birth experience is getting yourself (and ideally your birth partner) clued up on what’s happening physiologically during labour.
From the hormones to the muscles, how they all interact and most importantly WHY they are SUCH an important part of labour! This is always the part that has people going ‘OH MY GOD! WHY DON’T THEY TEACH YOU THIS AT SCHOOL? WHY ISN’T THIS THE FIRST THING YOUR MIDWIFE TELLS YOU WHEN YOU’RE PREGNANT?’.
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If you understand ONE thing about birth, let this be it!
Birth is simply the tensing and relaxing of muscles! How does it all work?
Things moving slowly? Stopping and starting? What to do?
How do you decide what position to be in during labour?
We focus a lot of the physiology of birth, the choices and the options, even the emotions. But what about the sensations? What can you expect to actually FEEL when you’re in labour?
There are many parallels between going for a poo and giving birth.. this post could totally change the way your approach everything!
Read this any time of the year, about how to help bring labour on!
I’ve spoken before about the words I’d love to ban using around birth and pregnancy (namely ‘allowed’ and ‘have to’), but this one always gets me!
The Fetal Ejection Reflex. What is it? How does it work? If you’re giving birth soon you’ll want to read this!
One of the biggest fears of women about to give birth is tearing. Here are TONS of tips of how to reduce the chances or severity of tearing in birth.
Back to Back babies! Also known as ‘posterior’ ‘OP’ or ‘occipital posterior’. But what does that mean?
Due dates.. where do they come from, what are they used for?