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Natural Birth Plan vs. Reality

It took us two and a half years to start our family. Once we got over celebrating getting pregnant we signed up for a natural birthing course. 1,081 more words


Birth Prep Danish Style

As a first time mother, I was invited to three birth prep modules which were run by my team of midwives.

The first module was about the mechanics of birth. 720 more words


Scholarship Stories: Nepal Health Training in Kathmandu

by Rachel Downes

PHASE Worldwide is a UK registered charity which empowers isolated communities in Nepal through sustainable health, education and livelihood opportunities.  PHASE run 19 primary health posts across extremely remote areas of Nepal and these posts are staffed by Auxiliary Nurse Midwifes working alongside government staff.   573 more words

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NHS Sustainability and Transformation Plans (STPs)

The Royal College of Midwives (RCM) has published NHS Sustainability and Transformation Plans (STPs) as at November 2016.  The RCM has analysed the content of the 35 STPs that have been published to date in order to see what references are made to implementing the Better Births maternity review report

Link to full report here

Surely it's time for Elective C-Sections to be taken seriously?

When I read about Frances Cappuccini tragically dying just 8 hours after giving birth to her 2nd son, I felt an overwhelming sadness, but then the anger set in… 584 more words


On The Day You Were Born

Saturday January 2, 2016. I just woke up, it’s around 5:30am and I have a belly ache and cramps. (Yesterday was New Years Day and Ian & I ate crappy Tex mex b/c it was the only restaurant open in Lancaster). 2,701 more words

9 1/2 weeks.

I forgot I even started this thing. So far we’ve had Christmas oh and an awful cold, feeling fab, though, now I can eat again, even though the midwife told me I was killing my child because I was ill and couldn’t stop being sick. 303 more words