I originally began researching this almost two years ago when I found myself pregnant with my youngest daughter. I had a 3A tear from my first birth which was a huge contributing factor in me developing PTSD so I was vey unsure of how another vaginal birth would effect me, both physically and psychologically. Click to read more!!!
Dilation of the cervix can tell us how far open you are, but not how close you are to the destination of birthing your baby. Listening to your body and the cues it gives can help us know where you are at in your journey though. Some women's journeys take them through jogs and shortcuts, while others are mountainous day-hikes.
Bellies and Babies: Dilation - How To Check Without Checking
There is an awful lot to think about when you become pregnant – names, cots, car seats, clothes, sterilisers, nappies and so on - but what about the decisions surrounding the birth itself? One of the biggest questions associated with this is where a woman wants to have her baby. Do you want a home birth, a birthing centre, a hospital ward, NHS facility or private facility? Once a place has been decided, many families come up with a Birth Plan of some fashion. Click to read more....