Tiredness in Pregnancy

I see many women who feel pregnancy related tiredness is a hindrance to them enjoying home life and doing well at work. I thought it might help to provide some information which might help you let you control your tiredness rather than it control you. You can get tired at any stage of pregnancy but … Continue reading Tiredness in Pregnancy

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To epidural, or not to epidural: that is the question….

I believe that every woman is different and that there is no one size fits all for a birth plan. A friend of mine has asked me to cover the pros and cons of epidural to help other women when they make their birth plan with their doctor or midwife. In this blog, I am … Continue reading To epidural, or not to epidural: that is the question….

Practical tips for getting to the hospital with all you need for having your baby

Lots of women ask me what to take to hospital or the birthing unit and when to get it all ready. I usually recommend that they get things ready at least 2 weeks before their due date. I suggest that they also think about their route to hospital/the birthing unit and how they will get … Continue reading Practical tips for getting to the hospital with all you need for having your baby

Hyperemesis Gravidarum – Severe Sickness associated with Pregnancy

I saw in the news today that two thirds of women with extreme sickness in pregnancy (hyperemesis gravidarum) are not given the information they need to manage it (Guardian BBC). I wanted to help address this problem in this blog. Of course its normal for many women to have some nausea in early pregnancy but … Continue reading Hyperemesis Gravidarum – Severe Sickness associated with Pregnancy