One thing I wondered about before I had my home birth - was it going to be better than my hospital births?
Midwives are the specialists in pregnancy and birth!
We believe that the midwife’s role is to assist and care for women; to understand the birth process emotionally, mentally and physically and to support and educate women to be able to make informed choices.
The first week after your baby is born is often busy with family members wanting to meet the new baby. However try to stagger this out as you and your partner need time to adjust to being home as a new family.
To celebrate International Day of the Midwife, UK Birth Centres have teamed up with The Healthy Spirit in Didsbury to provide you with a very exciting opportunity.
As I reflect on the recent births I have attended, I am struck by the powerful belief the Mothers had that they could give birth and in each case they did without any intervention and it was a privilege for me to witness this. It was no coincidence though that these births went well let me explain!
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!
We at UK Birth Centres are passionate about breast feeding and hate to hear stories about women struggling to have their baby gain weight when breast feeding, this can be a real worry for all concerned and even lead to the Mum switching to formulae feeding and ceasing to breast feed altogether. Here is some information that may be worth considering if you are in this position.