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Wednesday, 11 December 2019 / Published in Antenatal, Meet the Midwife, Midwife, Pregnancy
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
Saturday, 07 December 2019 / Published in Antenatal, Meet the Midwife, Midwife, Pregnancy
My friends who are NHS Midwives think that I’m on-call 24/7, that I’m constantly being dragged out of my bed at 3am and that I have no personal life! (what my friends think I do!) Yet, I manage my own time and my work and home life has never been more balanced. Every time I see
Thursday, 05 December 2019 / Published in Antenatal, Meet the Midwife, Midwife, Pregnancy
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
Wednesday, 04 December 2019 / Published in Antenatal, Labour, Meet the Midwife, Midwife, Pregnancy
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
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