Almost all modern women acquire a due date early in pregnancy and understand that this date signifies an optimum time frame during which human pregnancy should end. However researchers have challenged received wisdom around the notion of the average length of pregnancy (Mittendorf et al1990, 1993, Mittendorf & Williams 1991, van der Kooy 1994).
Working for UK Birth Centres Ltd I have the great privilege of meeting amazing women and helping them prepare for their birth. Many have been given a high risk label and are told that they are unlikely to give birth normally. Having received intensive midwifery support from me, these women are empowered to given birth gently and naturally to their babies.
So you are pregnant, you want the very best birth for you and your baby and want to get your hands on as much information as possible! Here’s where we come in! I want to point out 6 reasons why having your own midwife is going to help give you the best chance possible at the most positive birth experience.
Each of us is different; which is so special as it makes us individuals. It is therefore a strange idea that all our baby’s will choose the exact 40 week gestation to enter the world. For reference, 280 days = 40 weeks = 9 months 6 days. It is a long time but hey you are growing a complex human baby!
I am a UK Birth Centres Ltd Midwife and as such am able to support women holistically taking into account their physical, psychological, emotional and social wellbeing. There is no better time to have compassionate support than when you are expecting and baby and it is for this reason I wanted to give you some information that may assist you once you go into labour.