Labour & Birth

Getting ready for birth? Our Gurgle experts are here to help you make the best birth choices. From what you’ll need to pack in your hospital bag to your birthing plan and pain relief options during labour, we also have advice on how to choose the perfect delivery partner and your first hours as a new mum.

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7 effective ways to prepare yourself for childbirth

The thought of going into labour can be daunting. Which also means that you'll have a lot of questions. So,...
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Where to give birth: your options

Are you pregnant but unsure of your options when it comes to choosing a place to give birth? From a...
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5 things to expect after giving birth in a hospital

From the hospital to home, we reveal what happens after giving birth, what to expect from delivery care and how...
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What is the difference between spontaneous and coached pushing in labour?

Coached pushing is quite a controversial topic, find out how it differs from a spontaneous labour.
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Low-lying placenta what does it mean for your birth?

Get the low down on your low-lying placenta whether it means you will need a Csection.
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How dads-to-be can be helpful during labour

Your partner has an important supporting role to play in your labour.
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Can acupuncture be used in labour?

Find out whether acupuncture is safe to be used during a natural birth.
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25 important things you should know about Caesareans

Around one in four UK births are by C-section, but how much do you know about the op?
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What is hypnobirthing?

Can hypnobirthing really help you chant your way to a calmer birth?
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What to expect on the postnatal hospital ward

It's not exactly carry on matron, but being on a postnatal ward can have its comedy moments.
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How to handle labour contractions

What do contractions really feel like and how can you tell you're in labour?
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How to: pack a hospital bag

Confused about what to pack in your hospital bag? Don't be - we've got it covered

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Flu jab can cut stillbirth risk by half

Pregnant women who get the flu vaccine cut their risk of having a stillborn baby by half
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Epilepsy specialist wins Midwife of the Year Award

Epilepsy specialist midwife Kim Morley has won Emma’s Diary Mums’ Midwife of the Year 2016
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Making birth safer

The government announced plans today to make birth safer for mums and their babies in England
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Win luxury baby skincare gift sets from Harry & Rose

We've teamed up with award winning baby skincare specialists, Harry & Rose to give one lucky Gurgle fan the chance...
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Win a Joie spin 360™ infant car seat worth £250!

We've teamed up with Joie Baby to offer parents the chance to win a safety child car seat.
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Win the ultimate Ergobaby newborn bundle worth over £320

We've teamed up with Ergobaby to help you prepare for your new arrival by giving you the chance to win...