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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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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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: 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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Win a Naturalmat cotbed mattress worth £155

We've teamed up with Naturalmat to offer one lucky Gurgle fan the chance to win a cot bed mattress worth...
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Win an ultimate comfort package from the experts, Oilatum

Enter this competition for your chance to win an Oilatum ultimate comfort package for baby's eczema prone skin and a...
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Win a stylish Melobaby Tote Bag with Metanium

Enter this competition for your chance to win Metanium's Melobaby changing tote bag with a selection of their nappy rash...