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Labour & birth
Preparing for the big day
For the last few months you’ve been building up to meeting your precious new baby – it’s a truly amazing and important moment! It’s natural to feel a little apprehensive about the birth, so to help you feel more prepared we have useful information on things like packing your hospital bag, what to expect when you get to hospital and your pain relief options. Your midwife is there at this stage to offer lots of support and information, but if you’re unsure about anything, just give us a call!
Your baby's development
Babies look so tiny, but it’s surprising how quickly they grow! The nutrition they take in is vital to their overall physical and mental growth so it’s important that they are a healthy weight. Although each baby is different and their...Read moreBaby weight
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Labour and birth
There’s lots of advice you hear about different methods to help bring on labour. Having sex and taking exercise can all help stimulate your body either physically or hormonally into the start of labour. But these methods of inducing labour...Read moreHow to bring on labour
Our advice for getting through labour is to focus on staying as relaxed as possible. Prepare your mind and body with antenatal classes and don’t be afraid to do whatever you feel will help - if you have the urge to groan or move around go with...Read moreTips for getting through labour
Like so many other aspects of pregnancy, every woman feels contractions differently. As your labour progresses, they will become more intense and frequent – it’s nature’s way of saying your baby is on the way! This information...Read moreWhat do contractions feel like?
Practical info and advice
Choosing a baby name is an exciting but very personal decision that can take a lot of careful thought. Knowing your baby will live with the name you choose means there’ll probably be lots of discussion! Don’t get stressed if you...Read moreChoosing a baby name
“I contacted the Careline as I was frightened of the prospect of labour, and unsure which pain relief to use. Who knows better than a lady who has been through it all! It was fantastic support and I received one-to-one advice.