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Checking the placenta

Checking the Placenta

Once a baby is born the midwife or doctor will carefully check the placenta to ensure that no part of the placenta or membranes have remained inside the uterus. If any part of the placenta or membranes has been retained in the uterus, it can cause a postpartum haemorrhage and/or infection. Find out more...

Five Fertility Misconceptions

Five Fertility Misconceptions

Family planning has been around in some form or another since the beginning of time. We have been making babies – and sometimes trying not to make babies – for as long as this species has walked the earth. We can only guess that infertility has also been around as long.  Find out more...

Eating for Two?

Eating for Two?

It's hard being a woman. Many of us spend much of our adult lives watching our weight, struggling to get enough exercise and disciplining our eating. When we become pregnant it can seem like the perfect opportunity to relax the reins a little; after all, we are eating for two, right? Not quite. Find out more...

Birth Story by Samira Vogelrot

Using a Birth Stool

A birth stool helps you into a physiological upright posture during labour and birth. A birth stool can help provide balance and support to labouring women. Different positions and various movements can help with progress and comfort during labour. To find out more check out our article on using a birth stool. Find out more...

Birth Story by Samira Vogelrot

Birth Story by Samira Vogelrot

During my first pregnancy I was very frightened, especially from the seventh month. It just seemed impossible that a baby would be able to enter the world through my vagina. The birth of my daughter ended after 32 hours of labour... Because of my baby’s stressed heartbeat and a lack of progress in the birth process, delivery was by an emergency C-section. I believe that it was because of my fears that I failed to have the best birth experience possible. Find out more...