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What am I Going to Do on Maternity Leave?

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What am I Going to Do on Maternity Leave?  When you are pregnant and approaching maternity leave, you may be filled with excitement about having some free time to spend however you like or you may feel really daunted at the thought of having this time to fill. Stopping work can leave you with a sudden feeling of realisation that your baby is on its way, and this can cause unexpected anxiety. You are also hit with a seemingly endless list of things you need to do and buy… Don’t panic! Follow our handy…

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Writing your Birth Plan

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Writing your Birth Plan  We all know that labour and delivery don’t always go to plan, but that doesn’t stop us all having hopes about how we would like it to go, and worries about it going wrong. Writing a birth plan won’t change how your labour progresses – it won’t make your baby turn around if he decides he is coming feet first, and it won’t make your pain relief work any faster! However, a birth plan does have a very important function. Firstly, it establishes what your wishes are,…

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What to Bring to Hospital

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What to Bring to Hospital Whether you have been excited about packing your hospital bag since you found out you were pregnant, or if the thought hasn’t occurred to you and you are at the stage where you really need to have that bag packed and ready to go, here is our handy guide to what to pack. When to Pack the Bag It’s up to you! Most women aim to have everything bought and packed and ready for action by about 36 weeks, but it is entirely up to you when you want to have it ready. Bag for…

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Preparing For Birth - Some Tips

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Preparing For Birth - Some Tips The last few months and weeks of pregnancy are likely to be the time when those pre-birth nerves start to creep up on you. Both prospective mothers and fathers get anxious about the birth, and good preparation, both mentally and physically, is important when it comes to preparing for the big event, and they will help you feel more in control and less anxious in the run up to your baby’s arrival. Read Up Forewarned is forearmed. Knowledge is the best way to prepare…

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