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Having the baby

Giving birth - early signs of labour

You can know the early signs of labour, even if you cannot predict when your labour will begin. Find out also what to do if something appears to be wr...

Giving birth - stages of labour

You're unlikely to mistake the signs of labour when the time comes, but if you're in any doubt don't hesitate to contact your midwife.

Positions for labour and birth

Choosing your positions for labour and birth can help you feel in control, reduce pain and open your pelvis to help the baby come out. Find out more.

Pain relief during labour

Learn what options are available to you to relieve pain during labour pain, and how your birth support partner can help you.

Non-medical pain relief during labour

There are many ways to relieve labour pain without medicines. Each method has advantages and disadvantages. Learn about the different options to help ...

Baby's first 24 hours

There is a lot going on in the first 24 hours of your baby's life, so find out what you can expect.

Mum's first 24 hours after birth

Find out what to expect in the first 24 hours after giving birth.

Your baby in the first few days

Find out what you can expect from your newborn, like how often they feed and sleep, as well as other things you need to know.

Mum's first few days after giving birth

A lot happens in the first few days after the birth of your child. Find out what you can expect to happen.

Giving birth to twins

Twins are more likely to be born early, often before 38 weeks, so it's important to understand your birth options.

Multiple birth - triplets or more

If you are pregnant with triplets or more, the birth will need careful planning. The main risk is that your babies will be born prematurely. Find out ...

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