Midwife Nikki replies: No, unfortunately not. But you may be comforted to know that only 5% of babies actually arrive when they're supposed to. Your due date is just a guide to when your baby is likely to be born, so it's called an ‘estimated due
drugs that don't cause drowsiness. If your baby is sleepy, express a little milk onto his lips to rouse him. Most babies feed frequently in the first few days, which stimulates your milk supply, but if your baby doesn't - perhaps due to the drugs - your
Midwife Nikki replies: Sleeping with your baby isn't recommended, either at home or in the hospital, for the first six months, and especially not if either you or your partner smokes, as this further increases the risk of cot death. If you have your baby in bed with you after the...
Obstetrician Leonie says:An ideal position for a baby at this stage is head down, with his spine upwards, towards your tummy. However, your baby is lying head down, with his spine towards your back. But don't worry, this is quite common, and most babies turn before labour starts....
Midwife Nikki replies:There are several possible reasons why the cervix is slow to dilate or stops dilating. It's often due to weak contractions. If that's the case, a hormone drip can sometimes strengthen their intensity. It can also be due to a
Midwifery Head Katie replies:This is a fairly common problem after a C-section and is due to the fact that tiny nerve endings responsible for sensation have been cut with the incision. Nerve tissue takes longer than any other body tissue
Obstetrician Leonie says:Symphysis pubis dysfunction or SPD is a condition caused by relaxation of ligaments in the pelvis, probably due to hormones causing the pelvis to loosen up in preparation for giving birth. SPD gets more common as a woman has