How long does labour last?

How long does labour last? What is the average time for labour & childbirth? In medical terms labour is divided into three stages: 1st stage – where your uterus and body are getting ready. Your cervix is softening and will begin to open until it is fully open (dilated). It is sometimes referred to asContinue reading “How long does labour last?”

What to wear during childbirth?

A question that comes up frequently during my childbirth preparation classes is “What to wear during childbirth?”. The answer is, whatever feels comfortable to you. There are a few things you may wish to consider when deciding what to wear during childbirth The birth environment – While you are in control of the temperature ofContinue reading “What to wear during childbirth?”

Positions for Childbirth

Learn about Positions for Childbirth. Which positions do women and birthing people use during birth? Positions which support the birthing process and can make the birth of your baby easier and go more smoothly. Changing positions and keeping active during childbirth can help the birthing process and reduce the need for interventions. Chose positions whichContinue reading “Positions for Childbirth”

SEO tips for birth workers

As a self-employed birth worker, it is essential that your potential clients can find you. Here are some SEO (search engine optimisation) tips for birth workers to get you started. Some may think that social media will do all the work for you, but does it? You are a doula, antenatal teacher, hypnobirthing practitioner orContinue reading “SEO tips for birth workers”

Pregnancy and new baby timeline – What to expect

You are pregnant! Congratulations! Now you are wondering about the pregnancy and new baby timeline and what to expect before and after the birth of your new baby? Here is a rough guide of what to expect during your pregnancy, on the day of the birth of your baby and in the early few weeksContinue reading “Pregnancy and new baby timeline – What to expect”

Informed decision-making for birth

Why is Informed decision-making for birth so important? Often, pregnancy is a woman’s or pregnant person’s first significant introduction to the healthcare system. Suddenly, you have to make all sorts of decisions for you, your baby and your family unit. You’ll be faced with difficult choices around your healthcare during your pregnancy and birth. OftenContinue reading “Informed decision-making for birth”