Tag: natural birth

Giving birth in water

Whether you intend to actually give birth in water, or simply use water to help relieve the pain of contractions in the initial stages of labour; the use of a birthing pool can be highly empowering and is a very effective method of natural pain relief for labour. Nowadays, the majority of maternity units have…

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What are the stages of labour?

The stages of labour  Knowing exactly what your body goes through will help you to make informed decisions as well as preparing you for the birthing process.   The first stage  The initial stage of labour is when your cervix gradually opens. It is divided into three different stages: early labour, active labour and the…

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