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Your Role in Labour and Childbirth

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So, she’s having your baby? As romantic as the song makes it sound, the reality is a bit scarier and more intimidating. You watch your partner’s belly swell as the months pass; you feel the kicks and encourage the mom-to-be not to feel bad about her swollen ankles and constant need to pee. You guys put the nursery together, you…


Early Labour – What’s happening and what can you do?

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Early labour is usually the longest phase of labour. What’s happening in early labour? The cervix softens (ripens), begins thinning (effacing) and dilates to 3 cm. You may have show 10-12% of women have their bags of water break at the beginning of labour Soft bowel movements increase Often contractions are sporadic at the beginning of labour. Gradually they develop…