Category Archives: Birthing information

5 Things NOT to Do During Labour

So here’s the truth: having a baby hurts. For some, it hurts less than they expected; for others, the sensation of labour can be a seismic shockwave of pain. But for all that, there are ways to harness your physiological—and psychological—response to the process. Here are 5 things not to do on the big day—that can make giving birth more difficult than it has to be.

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Clear Drapes for C-Sections: Would You Have Them?

According to the NHS, around one in every four to five pregnant women in the UK has a C-section, with the percentage of babies born this way on a steady incline–last year’s stats up by 11% in 5 years. It’s far from an uncommon procedure; but it does have significant differences from natural birth: apart from the actual procedure, a major difference is the inherent disconnection between the mother and the physical birth process–but in the US, at least, that may be about to change.

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