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The hormone that drives the rhythm of labour and birth is known as the “Love Hormone” and the great news is that it is released when we hug one another! The “Love Hormone” is produced in the posterior pituitary gland and is a peptide of 9 amino acids with a hexagonal shaped molecule the same
Feeling a little sick in the mornings? Try our tips to reduce morning sickness About half of “mums-to-be” experience feeling nauseous, particularly in the mornings. This is due to three main reasons: Hormonal changes Low blood sugar Sensitivity to environmental factors In most cases, as the hormone circus starts to stabilize and settle down at
Change is the one constant in this universe and as signs of summer are all around us we see evidence of this. As a midwife supporting a small caseload of pregnant women I am privileged to support them during a period of profound change in their lives. The internal hormonal shifts begin immediately when you
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), Other
“The Care Quality Commission (CQC) are the organisational regulator for all health care providers in the UK.
ALL organisations who employ more than one person, are required by law to be registered, inspected and regulated by the CQC.
This gives YOU, the patient – information about how the service is run, if it is effective, safe, caring and responsive to your needs. It is a safety and quality assurance mechanism.”
We have just had our 2018 report conducted by the CQC - You can read the full report here
‘Women told us that the care they received had exceeded their expectations. We saw many testimonials from women and their families that praised the exceptional care offered.’
‘Staff cared for women with compassion. Women valued their relationships with their midwife and there were several examples where staff had gone the extra mile to support women during home and hospital births.’
‘People could access the service when they needed it. Staff responded quickly to initial enquiries and offered free of charge initial consultations to help women decide if the service was right for them.’
‘The service operated 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year. Women were offered flexible appointments that were mutually agreed between the woman and her midwife.’
Best Midwifery Service in the UK 2018
We've been voted the Best Midwifery Service in the UK for 2018 at the Parent & Baby Awards held by Lux Life Magazine