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Tip – Homebirth

For anyone planning a homebirth, the ambulance strike means that the homebirth service will be suspended – it’s important to prepare for moving your birth into hospital and how you can better manage that. With digital courses and guides as well as consultations, there is something for you during pregnancy, for birth, with your baby and as a parent. Working with parents since 2002 Copyright: Janine Smith

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Tip – Feeling Safe

Women need to feel safe in labour to dilate Babies need to feel safe to settle and sleep With digital courses and guides as well as consultations, there is something for you during pregnancy, for birth, with your baby and as a parent. Working with parents since 2002 Copyright: Janine Smith

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Tip – Confidence

Everyone does parenting differently so it’s important to find confidence in what you do. It’s not about having all the answers but with information and support you can have confidence in your instincts and your ability to find what works for you and your family. With digital courses and guides as well as consultations, there is something for you during pregnancy, for birth, with your baby and as a parent. Working with parents since 2002 Copyright: Janine Smith

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Tip – Headaches

Headaches can be part of pregnancy for some women, as well as when baby is here. Tiredness and dehydration are often the cause so it can make a difference to drink plenty of water, eat well and often, rest and get some fresh air. Focusing on your breathing to ease any tension can also work well. If you are concerned about your headaches, if your vision is affected or you don’t feel well it’s also important to get yourself checked out with your midwife, GP or you can contact your pregnancy assessment unit. With digital courses and guides as well as consultations, there is something for you during pregnancy, for birth, with your baby and as a parent. Working with parents since 2002 Copyright: Janine Smith

Tip – Digging Deep

Labour, birth and being a parent can be about digging deep to keep going through the tiredness and any pain or discomfort. You might need to dig deep when it is on you, when you have to keep going, when there is no one else to hand over to, when contractions are intense, when healing is hard, when baby only wants you and when you are exhausted. With digital courses and guides as well as consultations, there is something for you during pregnancy, for birth, with your baby and as a parent. Working with parents since 2002 Copyright: Janine Smith