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The Miracle of Natural Childbirth

More and more women are opting for a natural birth when the time comes to deliver their babies. So why are the statistics rising?  Here we’ve put together everything you need to know about natural childbirth.What is a natural birth?The … Continue reading

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Top Pregnancy Accessories in 2018

As an expectant mother, you’ve likely got all the necessary essentials packed and prepped ready for your baby’s delivery. But why not invest in a few extra accessories to help support you and make pregnancy life a little easier. From … Continue reading

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Odd Pregnancy Practices Through the Ages

When you think about the number of birthing options we have today, it is safe to say we’ve come along way. The history of birth practices reveals some fascinating, shocking and downright bizarre methods of delivering babies. Here we reveal … Continue reading

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Why are Home Births so Popular?

After a staggering 44% surge in enquiries about home birth in 2017, giving birth at home is rapidly becoming a popular choice for women in the UK.  It would seem a third of women would prefer to give birth at … Continue reading

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A Guide to a Calm Home Delivery Birth

More and more women throughout the UK are frequently opting for home births. Choosing to birth at home has many benefits including lower rates of intervention, a more personalised support system and the added comfort of being in familiar, relaxing … Continue reading

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The History of the Water Birth

To many people, water births may seem like an innovative birthing option, but in fact the practice of giving birth while immersed in water has actually been around for thousands of years. So when was the first water birth and … Continue reading

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Common Labour issues and how a Birthing Pool can help

According to a survey by the Care Quality Commission (CQC) in 2017, one in ten women give birth to their babies in a birthing pool, while many more women simply use water as an aid during labour. This is because … Continue reading

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Home Birth Statistics in the UK

Since 1960 the number of women opting for a home birth has dropped dramatically. At the time, 33.2% of women chose to give birth at home and this number dropped steadily until 1988 when it was 0.9% of women. Since … Continue reading

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Kate Middleton childbirth: how to stay in shape after giving birth

Kate Middleton had a no-epidural drug-free natural childbirth with her new daughter.The Duchess of Cambridge, had a natural childbirth and delivered her daughter, Charlotte Elizabeth Diana, without an epidural or other painkilling drugs. Charlotte weighed 8 pounds, 3 ounces at … Continue reading

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Deciding what is the best choice for your own labour

Giving birth is, over and over again, the most unforgettable and fulfilling experience of a woman’s life. Although extremely demanding on the body, childbirth marks the start of a new life and the commencement of parentage. In order to make … Continue reading

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The top 5 most essential products for an expecting mum

Birth PoolBefore you say anything about not wanting to give birth in water, don’t worry, you don’t have to. Birthing Pools also offer a great way to relax in your own home, especially in the late stages of pregnancy. These … Continue reading

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A story of home birth

When Lisa Spelling fell pregnant she was in good health generally but her weight meant that she ticked the “high risk” box when it came to giving birth to her baby.She says this meant she did not feel fully supported … Continue reading

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Commonly asked questions about Birth Pools

Many health care facilities today have a birth pool on the delivery suite where healthy women with an uncomplicated, single pregnancy can relax during labour and exit for the birth of their baby, or remain and give birth in the … Continue reading

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Water Birth: benefits of giving birth at home

There are a lot of women who feel that entering the hospital system for their births restricts them to a sterile, medical, and detached experience. A lot of these women consider giving birth to be a sacred thing, a significant … Continue reading

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Made in Water – Natural Childbirth

Your child’s birth is an astonishing and unforgettable event. Natural childbirth is becoming more prevalent as more women comprehend that for most cases, birth without interferences is best for the Mother and Baby. Here are some guidelines for women who … Continue reading

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Made in Water – Natural Birth

Danielle Davies, who was induced after doctors found a blood clot on her brain, finally gives birth following an eight hour labour ,without any drugs, to a nearly 12 lb baby. One of Britain’s largest babies has been born. Born … Continue reading

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Birthing Pools – Made in Water

Birthing Pools A birthing pool room in Queen Elizabeth Hospital has been given a facelift.Previously, the Lavender room, on the central delivery suite at The Queen Elizabeth Hospital in King’s Lynn, was divided in two, with the birthing pool set in … Continue reading

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Birth Pool Accessories: Making Childbirth Easier

Choosing a birth pool for a home birth can be incredibly exciting. Once you have decided that this is the route that you will take, you are probably excited to get the pool home and set it up as your … Continue reading

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Made in Water: your one-stop shop for birth products

For anyone planning to have a natural birth, either outside of a hospital or in one without the assistance of drugs and modern techniques (unless necessary, of course), there are a range of items that can be helpful with the … Continue reading

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How Birth Tubs Came About

Giving birth is one of the most enriching moments in a woman’s lie, yet it is accompanied by physiological and emotional stress. For years, many women have sought alternatives to the sterile, overly-medical mandates of a hospital birth, and this … Continue reading

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