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Month: October 2015

Just for Dads/Partners

Just for Dads/Partners

Here’s what Olympic Gold Medalist Greg Rutherford said after his Hypnobirthing Course: “Now I feel ready. Now I feel like a superhuman midwife man hero. I am here!” Right, got your attention? I’ll be completely honest – many partners (not all, but about 90%), dads in particular, come along to my courses because their pregnant partners want to do it and have insisted they join them! So often I hear Dads say “I guess I’m just there to hold her…

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VBAC – Vaginal Birth After Caesarean

VBAC – Vaginal Birth After Caesarean

  *updated March 2019 re. new NICE Guidelines:*  No routine cannular – this is important because it’s stepping away from  unnecessary interventions & also away from the ‘here’s-a-disaster-waiting-to-happen’ mentality. No CTG unless breaking waters or giving syntocinon – hooray – we know that there’s any advantages to Continuous Fetal Monitoring, it doesn’t offer any extra safety to the baby and actually increases the chance of a caesarean or birth with forceps/ventouse. No routine breaking of waters – it’s not proven…

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