The big day. Our expert tips and advice related to birth.
We’ve joined forces with some of the most respected voices in the UK parenting community to bring you the wisdom that exactly what the More
Often referred to as the third stage of labour, after delivering the baby, the final stage is to deliver the placenta, commonly known as the ‘afterbirth.’
The things you haven’t thought about packing that you will 100% need.
Regardless of where a C-section sits on your original birth plan, knowing what to expect is really important to support for having a positive birth experience.
Midwife Illiyin Morrison shares her advice on the importance of a birth debrief and how to deal with maternal burnout.
Did you know that right now, parents are storing their children’s stem cells for use in potential therapies? It’s called private stem cell banking and helps families to protect the health of their little ones for years to come.
A birth is considered premature if it occurs before the 37th week of pregnancy. There are three different categories of premature birth based on gestational age which each carry their own risks and individual needs for specific care.
Tokophobia is the extreme fear of childbirth. This fear can become so significant that women might choose to avoid pregnancy altogether.
From the outside looking in you would think I had everything a girl could want: a happy marriage, an amazing son, a beautiful home and a dog. Appearances can be deceiving, I do have it all, but what I don’t have is all my children at home.
My Baba’s Editor Ellie Thompson welcomes Emma Armstrong aka The Naked Doula to the show
Dr Deepak Ravindran on c-section pain, what to expect, what’s normal, and how to cope with Caesarean pain and complications after birth.
My Baba’s Editor Ellie Thompson welcomes bestselling author Milli Hill to the show to celebrate the launch of the revised edition of The Positive Birth Book and to discuss the realities of giving birth.
My Baba’s Editor Ellie Thompson welcomes Midwife Marley to the show to celebrate the launch of her new book: The modern bible for pregnancy, More
This Caesarean section Awareness Month, Lesley Gilchrist, registered midwife and co-founder of My Expert Midwife talks to My Baba about how women can plan and prioritise their recovery after a C-section.
If you have had or are planning a caesarean, or know someone who is, then here is the commonest questions and answers covering everything you need to know about Caesarean Section scars.
My Baba’s Editor Ellie Thompson welcomes obstetrician and gynaecologist Dr. Ellie Rayner to the podcast to discuss how previous types of birth can have an impact on future pregnancy and subsequent births.
What’s the difference between the Baby Blues and postnatal depression? What makes somebody more vulnerable, and what can I do to manage PND?
Birth trauma can arise from many things, and not just the exact type of birth someone ended up with. Dr Ellie Rayner shares her expert advice.
I had to have a C-section with my last baby and having had two natural births, there was a lot to learn. Here’s a selection of recommended products you’ll want to stock up on.
Dr Ellie Rayner explains all you need to know about baby monitoring in labour.
What happens in a Caesarean section and how long will it take to recover? A complete guide to the C-section by obstetrician and gynaecologist Dr Ellie Rayner.
For my first baby, I must have taken three suitcases – half of which remained unopened – but for my second and third, I managed to pare it down to the essentials.
A Cesarean or a VBAC? Each woman is different and has the right to decide for herself how she wants to give birth.
What is an episiotomy? An episiotomy is a procedure performed during labour, where a small cut is made to your perineum by your midwife More
You may have heard of the term ‘vaginal seeding’, but what actually is it? What are the risks, and what are the benefits?
If you’re one of the many women suffering discomfort after giving birth, worry not, help is on hand in the form of expert advice from obs and gynae Dr. Ellie Rayner.
What are false labour pains? The difference between Braxton Hicks contractions and real labour contractions.
Some important considerations for any expectant parent in light of the new lockdown restrictions to help you stay safe and stay well during your pregnancy and as you approach birth.
Pelvic Girdle Pain is a common condition affecting one in five pregnant women. It is important to note that symptoms vary in range and severity.
To support the healthy development and birth weight of your baby, please be proactive and tackle the risks early with your GP and help reverse the lifelong consequences with an adequate diet and lifestyle.
Are you looking for a birthing playlist? Here’s a list ot the most popular songs to give birth to, including hits by Ed Sheeran and Adele.
Have you thought about collecting your baby’s stem cells or cord blood?
In the postnatal series Marie Louise, The Modern Midwife runs through key things that will help you to plan for the first three months with your baby, which is commonly known as the fourth trimester.
Marie Louise, The Modern Midwife talks about her new online antenatal Pregnancy & Birth series with details on how you can sign up.
What to expect from a hypnobirthing class, the benefits of hypnobirthing and the key ways hypnobirthing is different to the classic antenatal class.
Lesley Gilchrist, a registered midwife and co-founder of My Expert Midwife, shares her expert advice on epidurals, including the advantages, risks and complexities involved.
Join moKee’s FREE online Birth School, helping mothers-to-be get ready for birth during these unusual circumstances.
What are the reasons you should pursue newborn screening for your child?
When it comes to your pregnancy, your labour and giving birth, the focus should be on you, your choices and preferences.
When I discuss anxieties surrounding interventions, they usually stem from fear of the unknown, loss of control or concerns about the reasons that these deliveries may be required. Women have often heard or read negative stories.
It may take years or even generations to turn birth around and get it back onto a course that truly serves every woman as an individual. But you, you are where this change starts. The change starts with you. Here’s what you can do.
We’re back with an update following our first vlog on why we decided to collect our baby’s stem cells.
We explain what you should be packing in your hospital bag, so you can be totally organised ahead of the birth of your child.
The position of your baby in the womb becomes more important during the third trimester of your pregnancy. The experts at Window to The Womb give us the low-down of each possible position, and what it might mean for birth.
I’m planning ahead of time to boost breast milk supply before my baby is born – what key things should I be doing?
Online chat rooms can be a great source of information and support when you’re trying to conceive, if you’re a new mum, or just More
I have been in midwifery for seven years now and have had various experiences whilst supporting women and their partners throughout labour. Some have More
Sophie Fletcher is the author of ‘Mindful Hypnobirthing’ a clinical hypnotherapist and doula. She lectures at Universities across the UK on hypnosis and mindfulness More
An expert article by Rosie Goode, one of the UK’s leading Hypnotherapists and founder of London’s renowned Hypnobirthing Works on how to reduce stress and anxiety in pregnancy with hypnobirthing.
In over 35 years of being a midwife I have never lost the spark and curiosity on how to make pregnancy, birth and the time after, a beautiful and memorable experience.
Unfortunately, 85% of first-time mums will have a vaginal tear during labour. Physiotherapist Jenny Constable advises how to lower your risk of tears.
Siobhan Miller is a hypnobirthing teacher and founder of The Positive Birth Company. She is also a mum to 3 boys and on a mission to make hypnobirthing more accessible for everyone.
To celebrate International Day of the Midwife our resident midwife and birth-trauma expert Lesley Gilchrist’s account of ‘A Day in the Life of a Midwife’ details a typical 24-hour shift.
Are c-section babies more likely to have milk allergies? Leonora Bamford talks about her son’s experience following a caesarean section.
I discovered firsthand the importance of skin to skin from the lovely NICU nurses looking after my newborn son, and the results were transformative. Within two days of starting SSC, he had become responsive and was out of his incubator.
Being mindful can help you have a stress-free pregnancy and birth experience, and let’s face it – I think we all like the sound of that!
What are the different types of birthmarks, and can you tell us a bit about strawberry birthmarks?
Author of Feelosophy of Birth explains the importance of choosing your birth tribe to guide you through pregnancy, birth and beyond.
We asked Lesley Gilchrist from My Expert Midwife her thoughts on the importance of skin to skin contact with your newborn, and exactly how soon More
Sometimes it’s a difficult choice between VBAC (vaginal birth after caesarean section) and caesarean, so we asked an expert.
Last August, on the final day of what had been a blissful summer holiday, my world was rocked, suddenly and tragically. I awoke from a general anaesthetic to find that not only had I lost the little boy I was carrying but I had also very nearly died myself.