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free guides for pregnancy and birth

Free Pregnancy & Birth Guides

I have written a series of practical guides to accompany my birth preparation sessions. You can access these 5 titles for free: Essentials For Labour & Birth Going Over Your Due Date Your Birth Bag Your Birth Plan Tips For Labour & Birth All you have to do is send me an email and I will email you back with these 5 guides. Janine Smith | A specialist in pregnancy, birth and early parenting

birth preparation essentials

Birth Preparation Essentials

At some point in your pregnancy, you will start to focus on birth. These pages provide a range of essential knowledge and practical skills to help you plan and prepare for the birth of your baby.

Birth Preparation Essentials

To focus on gathering a range of essential knowledge, strategies and practical information as part of your labour and birth preparation. Mother Cuppa MagazinePregnancy| Birth Preparation | Labour & BirthNew Baby| FeedingChecklists | Tips | BabylossUseful Links Copyright: Janine Smith Janine Smith PracticePrivate Consultations | Digital CoursesMother Cuppa Sessions | Baby MassageOnline Community | Mother Cuppa Magazine

writing your birth plan

Writing Your Birth Plan

A birth plan can be an effective way to communicate your wishes. Some expectant parents are reluctant to make a birth plan because they would rather go with the flow. However, making a plan or listing your preference for labour and meeting your baby means you have thought about it. No two labours are the same and labouring women can have different needs and expectations. Writing something down can help your midwife to quickly get to know you, what matters to you and what you might want support with. My recommendation for your birth plan is to keep it simple, straightforward and focused on what is important to you. What are your preferences for labour? If your labour is straightforward, would you like your birth room to be undisturbed and calm? would you prefer to stay active and off the bed? would you like to use different positions to be comfortable and to help your contractions be more effective? Including if you have an epidural or an induction? are you planning on using your breathing …