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Positive birth stories

Posted by deb on  16th February 2017

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As soon as someone announces a pregnancy it never seems long before someone wants to tell them a horror story about their own birth or that of their friend’s sister’s mother… But is this helpful? Well in a word, no! Women are surrounded by negativity of birth from a young age. From horror stories to TV programmes which normalise dramatic births. As a result, many women are anxious without even feeling a contraction. This leads

Group B Strep (GBS)

Posted by deb on  5th October 2016

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A big question I am frequently asked about is Group B Strep (GBS), which many women find out about in pregnancy and the results can have a big implication on birth preferences. There is lots of risk analysis to weigh up with GBS so everybody’s decision will be individual to them. A great place to start is by getting informed. Some things to think about include: What is GBS and when is it tested? Who

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