Most people believe that blood tests are a standard part of pregnancy care. Do you know what they are for? Are you aware that all tests are optional? The team at Private Midwives are committed to giving you information, so that you can make informed choices about what is right for you and your baby.
One of our private midwives, Melanie Ambrose has recently helped one of our clients from Northamptonshire with hypnobirthing along with arranging a home birth and postnatal care. Out client, Kathryn, had not had a great experience with hospitals and the number of midwives she had up to her 32nd week of pregnancy. That’s when she
One of our private midwives, Melanie Ambrose has recently conducted a hypnobirthing session for one of our Christmas advent calendar winners. Here’s what they had to say about the session. “I have suffered with anxiety for most of my life and after looking in to hypnobirthing, I knew it would be beneficial for me. The
Do you think Milton is just what your Granny used to sterilise baby bottles back in the day? Well, think again! Milton have been producing hygiene solutions for baby and the home for decades and they remain a valid and cost-effective method of germ proofing your home and protecting your family. I’ve been recommending the
Pregnancy is often a time when people give serious thought to the environment and the impact their everyday life has on the planet. We all want to leave a world that’s safe, clean and healthy for our children and our children’s children… So, how can you balance life as new parents with being eco-friendly? Here
Private Midwives have just been featured in a very interesting article on the mother and baby website regarding the choices for midwifery once you are pregnant. Continuity of care has been shown to reduce the incidence of unnecessary interventions as well as increase the likelihood of a ‘natural’ or physiological birth. Having the same midwife
What is the Harmony Test? How accurate is it? When should I have it? Will it tell me the sex of my baby…and other commonly asked questions. The ‘Harmony’ test or NIPT (non-invasive prenatal test) is a way of screening for a range of genetic chromosome abnormalities (i.e. Downs Syndrome) During pregnancy a woman’s
In 2016, the UK Chief Medical Officer published its guidance on low risk drinking. Within this guidance, there was specific advice on drinking in pregnancy. The recommendation took a precautionary stance, stating the simplest advice was to avoid alcohol in pregnancy to be certain there was no harm caused to the unborn baby. This was