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Bree’s birth story: Part 2

Read Part One At this point the midwives suggested we asses for tears. I suspected I had had another second degree tear and they initially agreed. My second midwife who had arrived after the birth began to perform the stitches…

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Bree’s birth story

On Wednesday the 26th of May at 41+3 things finally started to happen. I had a surge that was strong enough to wake me up, but still gentle enough that I could stay in bed and breathe through. I took…

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What is Matrescence?

Since becoming a mother, chances are you have experienced some or all of the below;      • Changes to your relationship; with yourself, your body, your husband and your friends      • Changes in your career; your goals,…

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Can we prevent tearing during birth?

When we talk about childbirth there is one thing that is guaranteed to make women wince – conversations about tearing.   Despite our queasiness, this is a conversation we can’t avoid as the research suggest that most women will sustain some…

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How to find and hire a private midwife

The process of hiring a private midwife can be dauting.   While you likely have family and friends who can share personal insights, experiences and recommendations for private obstetricians, it is quite unlikely that you know someone who has used a…

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