Labour and Birth

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One of the top worries for most pregnant women is the labour and birth of their baby. As a mum-to-be you will be inundated with birthing horror stories, or advice from other mums, which can seem overwhelming. Each baby’s birth is completely different from the next, so it’s best to take the advice you are given, but ultimately the birth of your baby is up to you. One thing is for sure, the more relaxed and calm you are, and the more you understand what is happening to your body, the easier the birth will be.

Read up on Expecting the Unexpected in labour, or look at our article on different types of pain relief you can have whilst giving birth. We've put together a few articles below to help you get prepared for the arrival of your little one.

Am I in Labour?

Assisted delivery

Birth plans

Your labour bag

Braxton Hicks Contractions

Contractions- what do they feel like?

When should I go to hospital?

The stages of labour and birth

How to jump start natural labour

Natural pain relief in labour

VBAC (Vaginal Birth After Caesarean)

What happens in a Caesarean?

If you need help with naming your child, have a look at our fantastic Babynamer - it's not too late to get inspiration. See our Birth and Labour articles below for a comprehensive guide on everything you could possibly encounter whilst having a baby. We hope we can dispel your fears and guide you through this apprehensive yet amazing experience.

Use our Kit area to find out what mum's rate as the best products to buy for your baby.

Goodluck - we hope your labour and birth go smoothly (and with as little pain as possible). Very soon you will be welcoming into the world your little newborn.

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