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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Preparing for labour: The unexpected

Most women have successful births and healthy babies, but it’s still worth preparing yourself for the unexpected.
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Delivery room: Who to let in

Who would you have in the delivery room when you give birth? One mum shares her choice
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How to choose the perfect birth partner

Who should be in the delivery room? Read some pros and cons of possible candidates
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All you need to know about home birthing

Ever fancied a home birth? Four mums tell us their home birth stories
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VBAC (Vaginal Birth After Caesarean)

Are you thinking of having a VBAC? (Vaginal Birth After Caesarean) You can find everything you need to know here.
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What happens in a caesarean section?

There are a few reasons why you might need a caesarean

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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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