Tag: Delivery room

early labour signs

Early Labour Signs – What Does The Start of Labour Feel Like?

Waters breaking, back pain, braxton hicks contractions are some of the pre labour signs experienced by our community. Read about early labour signs here.

Braxton HIcks - How to tell if it's braxton hicks or labour

Braxton hicks – how to tell if it’s real labour or just braxton hicks

Q&A: What did Braxton Hicks feel like for you? How do I tell the difference between Braxton Hicks and Real Labour?

 

Losing a Mucus Plug - How long between losing your mucus plug and starting labour?

Mucus Plugs – How long after losing a mucus plug will labour start?

Q&A: I’m 37 weeks on Sunday and started to lose my mucus plug last night and again this morning. After seeing the doctor today he thinks bub will be arriving in the next week, how long after losing your plug did you go into labour?

Placenta chronicles - 5 ideas for using your placenta

Placenta chronicles – 5 ideas for using your placenta

The placenta. A slightly squeamish topic for some. Nevertheless ideas abound for using your placenta after delivery.

Tips for Dad’s in labour room

Q&A: I’m 39 weeks pregnant and wonder if anyone has tips for partners coming into the birthing room? I’m sure my husband would be very appreciative.

pubic hair and birth

Pubic Hair and Labour

Expert Tips: Midwife advice on managing pubic hair and labour. All your questions answered on if you need a brazillian for your bikini line before the birth

Caring for older children when in labour

Parent Tips: Parents share their experience with finding an option for older children when in labour and no family or friends near by

Experiences with tearing or episiotomy in labour

Q&A: What are your experiences with tearing or having an episiotomy during birth?

What to do with older children when in labour

Q&A: Could parents in similar a situation please provide their experiences and advice

When to get in the birthing pool

Q&A: Am having my first home/water birth (my 5th pregnancy) and have been told not to get into the water too soon as this can slow the contractions down.

Breathing techniques for labour

Q&A: Just wondering if breathing techniques during labour helped or did everything go out the window once contractions started. I didn’t read up on or use these during my first and was wondering if it really is beneficial and if so what are some tips?

birth plans

Are birth plans worth the paper they are written on?

Expert Tips: Midwife shares the value of a birth plan and what should be included in yours in preparation of your labour

Dads and Birth: What it was Really Like

Dads and Birth: What it was Really Like

Blog – The biggest and best surprise, however, was just how GOOD it is being a Dad. My wife and I were very happy before having kids – careers, lots of travel, good friends & good times – but it just doesn’t begin to compare to what we have now.

Positive induction experiences

Induction of Labour – positive birth stories

Q&A: Can anyone share their positive experiences with being induced?

siblings in the delivery room

Children in the delivery room

Children in the delivery room during labour and the birth – parents share their experiences

Delayed Cord Clamping

Q&A: Just wanting advice/information from parents who delayed cord clamping.

Stretch and Sweeps – Are they painful?

Q&A: Stretch and sweeps are they painful?

What did you do in the early stages of Labour?

Q&A: How did you deal with early labour? Any tips for keeping your mind distracted or dealing with those early contractions for our mums-to-be? Any funny stories to share? I got a friend to braid my hair for no. 3 because I wanted one post-labour photo without my hair in an absolute mess!

Medically inducing labour - midwife tips

Medically inducing labour – midwife tips

There are many questions related to induction of labour but for this issue I will concentrate on medical ways of inducing.

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