The benefits and uses of aromatherapy in pregnancy and labour

Essential oils have been used for their therapeutic qualities through the ages. And, whilst there is little medical evidence to their benefits a growing number of midwives are trained to use aromatherapy oils during labour. So, we asked Tara Persson who is a qualified aromatherapist, specialising in pregnancy and postnatal …

Ten Lords a leaping: Birth partner tips for Christmas

Christmas is a busy time of year, and even more so when there’s a baby on the way (or just arrived!). So as a birth partner or new Dad, you have an important role to play. We've come up with some birth partner tips, that will help you make her …

8 maids a milking, breastfeeding tips for the holidays

OK...so the 12 days of Christmas start on Christmas day, but we couldn't resist bringing this one out a little early! Holiday season is well and truly upon us. Which probably means last-minute shopping, a countdown until visitors fill your home - or you head to a loved-ones home for …

Top tips for a festive early labour

There's something poetic about having a baby during the Christmas period; with nativity scenes displayed in rich variety, far and wide. But more than that, the festive period offers a feel-good factor like no other. It's the perfect season to get the oxytocin flowing; helping labouring women everywhere. So, we …

Pregnancy Checklist: time to get organised

There are lots of things to organise when you are pregnant, this pregnancy checklist offers a gentle reminder of what you should be doing and when you should be doing it. The links within this table will take you to pages that offer additional information about each action point - …