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  • Medical pain relief options for labour

    All pain management drugs carry a risk for both you and your baby but they can be beneficial for long labours. Below are the available options. 
  • Massage during labour

    A really effective way to create relaxation during labour is through touch. Massage will stimulate your body to release endorphins, which are the body's natural pain killers and mood lifting hormones
  • How to breathe during labour

    One of the most beneficial techniques to learn for your upcoming labour is breathing. Breathing is going to help you relax and work through your contractions while helping you to stay calm, focused and conserving your energy.

  • Positions for during labour

    Being active by moving into different positions during labour and using gravity is going to help your cervix to open as well as helping your pelvis...
  • Your baby's position during birth

    Let's look at the different positions your baby can be in when you go into labour. This is called your baby's 'presentation', the part of the baby that is leading the way down the birth canal.

  • The role of your hormones during labour

    There are four main hormones that will play a role in your labour they include prolactin, oxytocin, beta-endorphins and adrenalin/noradrenalin. 

  • What is the process of labour?

    Hormonal changes initiate the labour process. As you progress towards the final weeks of pregnancy, your body reduces the production of the hormone progesterone and starts to increase the levels of hormones prostaglandin and oxytocin. 

  • Putting together your birth plan

    Giving birth is one of the most important events of your life. You will remember this day forever. To set yourself up for a positive birth experience try and be as prepared as possible. A good way to do this is to create a birth plan.

  • Who will support you during your labour?

    An important factor in creating a positive birth experience is support during labour. Not only do you need to feel safe in your birthing environment, you need to have support around you.

  • The Fear-Tension-Pain Syndrome and Labour Pain

    Fear in the body creates tension, which then creates pain in your birthing muscles. This is called the Fear-Tension-Pain Syndrome coined by early 19th century English obstetrician Dr. Grantly Dick-Read.

  • Do you have any fears that could impact your labour?

    Giving birth is something you'll remember for the rest of your life and it's important to be as prepared as possible and also have some basic knowledge and understanding about labour and birth.

  • Understanding your baby's due date

    Only 3% of babies are born on their due date so there is a very small chance that your baby will arrive on that due date. Really it shouldn’t be ca...