When to call the midwife
At around 36 weeks pregnant we will discuss your birth plan, it’s getting really exciting now as baby will be here soon.
When the day arrives that baby has chosen as it’s birthday…….
There is no need to give us a ‘heads up’ that the baby may arrive soon, it is our experience that women can niggle for many days before actually going into strong labour. Unless you are in a strong labour please do not contact us during the middle of the night, we are human and need our sleep, so you need us to be rested for when baby finally does arrive.
If you labour during the day, we are used to dropping everything and coming to provide your midwifery care during this time. We work with a supportive team of midwives which allows us to be there for you.
Stages of Labour
Learn more about what your body is doing as it progresses through the stages of your labour.
Labour Pain Relief
There are many natural ways you can cope with labour, however sometimes women wish to go on and use stronger pain relief.
Delivering the placenta
After baby is born the placenta still needs to arrive (3rd stage of labour). There two ways this may happen, naturally or referred to as physiological or active management of 3rd stage. There may be medical reasons why an active management of labour is advised of physiological, this will be discussed with you when your birth plan is completed.
Induction of labour
It may become necessary to induce labour induce labour, either because there is a concern about mum or baby, or just that baby is two weeks past the due date and needs some encouragement to arrive. Both of these scenarios will requires an Obstetricians involvement.
Natural ways (information pending)