Birth: Labour

If you're wondering about labour and what to expect, check out our information here. We cover the main stages of labour and also give you information about pain relief.

A Midwife’s Tips for Finding Joy During Childbirth

The birth of a baby is a momentous, meaningful event. A special time in our lives that touches us all…

Am I in labour?

How will I know if I am in labour? Check our list of signs and symptoms to help you to…

HypnoBirthing

HypnoBirthing® – The Mongan Method involves natural childbirth education, combined with self-hypnosis techniques (including deep relaxation, visualisation, affirmations and special breathing), to…

Induction: Detail

This article describes induction of labour in detail. It describes why and how an induction takes place, including details of…

Induction: Summary

In this article on induction of labour we provide an overview, or summary, of what to expect during an induction. …

Labour: The three stages

This article describes the three stages of labour in pregnancy . Labour has been divided into 3 different stages, although…

Pain relief in birth

Pain relief is at the foremost of most women’s minds in pregnancy. This article outlines the main options for pain…

Spontaneous rupture of membranes

Spontaneous rupture of membranes usually occurs during normal labour – but membranes can rupture before labour also and this can…

The 5 Ps to normal labour and birth

Traditionally childbirth has been described as consisting of three “mechanisms”: • Powers – The forceful strength of co-ordinated contractions •…

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