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What Happens When Labour is Induced?

Getting induced can be a scary prospect and one few of us had ever thought about before getting pregnant. However in the UK if you’re a week past your due date – midwifes and doctors want you to be induced. So what is the process? What happens? Will the baby be safe? Sarah Das, registered midwife, answers all these questions and more in the below video clip. Click to see exactly what you can expect if and when you go for an induction. Thanks so much…

The Supplements You Need To Be Taking in Pregnancy

Are you clear on the supplements that you need to be taking in pregnancy? If you’re anything like the mummas-to-be that I work with the answer is probably…’err kind of..’ Well today I want to clear up any confusion so that you are crystal clear on the supplements that you and your baby really need to keep as strong and healthy as possible. Even though it’s always best to get your vitamins and minerals from the food that you eat, certain nutrients are so important in…

Can Reflexology Be Used To Induce Labour & How?

Most pregnant women get to the stage where they just want that baby out! And so we look for safe, healthy and organic ways to encourage baby into the world. In this short video pregnancy reflexologist and registered midwife Sarah Das explains how reflexology can be used to safely help the onset of labour. Click the link below to watch the video. Please feel free to email Sarah on sarah@mummahood.co with any questions you might have. With Love Bex xx

Ante Natal Educator Ruth Answers All Your Pregnancy Questions

Pregnancy is an uncertain time and sometimes we just want to speak to an expert about what’s going on with our bodies and our babies. So in this interview I speak to Ruth Sutherland, our antenatal educator, and ask her all the most common pregnancy questions that women ask – from ‘What is a Tens Machine?’ to ‘What are the natural forms of pain relief’. Ruth gives her advice and expertise to these crucial questions – just click the link below to see the interview. If…

GP Elise Dallas Answers All Your Questions About Pregnancy

Pregnancy can be a scary time! We can feel completely out of control of our bodies and constantly worried that what we’re doing, or not doing, is hurting our babies. Consequently we have thousands of questions that we desperately want to know the answer to and will often turn to the internet for. So in this interview we take all the most asked questions to GP Elise Dallas so that you can get expert, factual, rational and honest answers to all your questions. We cover everything…

Sarah The Midwife Answers All Your Pregnancy Questions

When we’re pregnant we all have a million questions that we want to ask a friend or a midwife, but often end up turning to google and finding scary forums and opinion sites that aren’t necessarily helpful or truthful. I know that I did! In this interview with Sarah Das – registered midwife, I ask her all those questions that we want to know the answer to for some impartial, practical, expert answers and advice. If you’d like to see Sarah’s interview answering all those breast-feeding questions…

What Breathing Techniques Will Help Me In Labour?

Learning how to utilise your breath to help you in labour is vital. And now is the perfect time to start practicing breathing techniques so that when your labour starts, you know exactly what to do and can calmly get into the flow! So, before we get into some specific techniques, let’s start with the ‘why’. Why is breathing so particularly important during labour? 1) Deep breathing helps to control pain. Whatever you may have heard, contractions and labour is painful! Learning how to use your…

How much weight should I gain in pregnancy?

As in life, women gain weight differently during their pregnancies. Some women seem to gain weight all over, others look exactly the same with just a small bump. There is no right or wrong and the reasons for the differences are often genetic or even down to the sex of the baby. The guidelines recommend that women who had a ‘normal’ body mass index before pregnancy (BMI between 18.5 and 24.9) should gain around 25-35 Ibs, women who are underweight (BMI below 18.5) should aim to…

How Can I Avoid Induction of Labour or Going Too Far Over My Due Date?

by Sarah Das There is no set formula to avoid this happening, but there are things you can do to help yourself and a big part of that is knowing that you did all you could to help things along – ‘you did your bit’ if  you like. A word about your due date Let’s focus on your due date for a moment and how important it is, or not as the case may be!   Most women will go into labour naturally between 38 and 42…