How will I cope with Labour? Well here is an A to Z of coping strategies that you can use at your birth but many of these will be more effective if you seek a supportive Midwife and remain at home to give birth to your baby.
It is the principal of Individualised care often called “continuity of care” that we adhere to at UK Birth Centres, as we feel it is the Gold Standard of Midwifery Care. Our aim has always been to provide sensitive, non-intrusive support and encouragement for the woman in our care. Our philosophy for the birth is the maintenance of a quiet and private environment, where you, the woman, can feel safe and uninhibited and can labour without distraction.
A new recommendation by NICE says mums are better off giving birth in the comfort of their own home than in hospitals.
Men: when the woman you love is being taken over by an oxytocin fuelled trip, you are going to become an adrenalin factory! Why? Because when we were hunter gathers she needed protecting. She still DOES!
I am loving the current series of “The British Bake Off” and seeing all those amazing cakes puts me in mind of a birth I attended at home!
Change is the one constant in this universe and as signs of autumn 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.
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!
In this beautiful picture you can see that each grain of sand is unique and beautiful and I want you to reflect on just how amazing it looks!