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Episiotomy Recovery

An episiotomy or perineotomy is not a pleasant experience, especially during the first month after your baby’s birth when your incision is healing. We’re sorry mum, we hate to be the bearers of bad news. While recovering from an episiotomy most mothers report having constant pain in the location of the incision, pain when they […]

Umbilical cord: after birth

The umbilical cord stops pumping blood at birth due to the rapid decrease in temperature and thus becomes futile. The nurse, midwife or possibly even your partner will clamp the umbilical cord after birth, placing one clip near the belly button and another near the placenta. Now mums we know you’re already worrying about your […]

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Water birth: a safe alternative?

Water births, or giving birth while you are immersed in a pool of warm water, is a birthing method that has become increasingly more common in the UK over the last two decades. And as usual its rising popularity is accompanied by some controversy in the world of medical professionals. On one hand, water births […]

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