pregnancy

NOURISH Study – Are you less than 11 weeks pregnant?

The NOURISH Study (Nutritional Online sUrvey for pRegnancy Induced Sickness & Hyperemesis) is looking for participants in their first trimester of pregnancy to take part in research. Plymouth University are running the study in collaboration with UK Pregnancy Sickness Support. They’re trying to find out how best to support healthy pregnancies and babies. The focus …

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Disappointed in the RCM #ButNotMaternity Response

I’m disappointed and angry today. This year has been difficult for everyone, but for people accessing maternity services it has been particularly traumatic and unnecessarily anxiety inducing. When the NHS released new guidance on Wednesday, clarifying that (at last!) people should “have access to support at all times during their maternity journey“. It finally seemed …

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Your Rights in Pregnancy and Birth

AIMS (Association for Improvements in the Maternity Services) are pleased to announce the third book in their Guide series: The AIMS Guide to Your Rights in Pregnancy & Birth. This replaces their book ‘Am I Allowed?’. I’m a big fan of AIMS’ work, and not just because they published my Water Birth article last year! …

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Nitisha’s Birth Story – Home Birth After Caesarean

I love a birthing story! I’m always excited to read about other mamas experiences in the Big Birthas Facebook group, and so I asked for permission to share this one with you. This is Nitisha’s home birth after caesarean. It actually took place in November 2019, but proving that baby brain is a lifetime condition, I …

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