If you've already started thinking about your birth plan or labour day, chances are it doesn't include being induced, needing forceps or having stitches. But, however determined you are to welcome your baby into the world to the sound of chill-out music and the relaxing aroma of ...
Its probably what frightens us most about childbirth. The blood, we can handle; the pain, we can live through, but the thought of tearing or being cut down there makes us quiver with fear. Almost all women feel scared about this, says midwife
Psychotherapist Lesley says:It is natural to fear the unknown so your anxiety is best dealt with by finding out more. An antenatal class where you can share your fears may help.Labour is different from the pain of injury – imagine the ache
As the party season descends upon us once again, and social calendars begin to fill up with fun festivities, for many this is the most exciting time of year.But, according to a recent survey, new mums about to leave their baby at home for the first time could be in for a blue Chr...
worse very quicklyBe persistent. Don't be afraid to voice your fear. Be direct - ask, 'Could it be meningitis?'By making sure you have as much information as you can at your fingertips, you can feel confident in knowing what to do in the unlikely event
pregnancy, they don't have to agree to it. Your obstetrician will want to discuss your reasons in detail. They may refer you to a counsellor to explore your fears about normal delivery. If they decide to refuse your request, they should offer you a second
there simply is no explanation for why your miscarriage occurred. 3. Talk it through: Dont blame yourself for what happened. Discussing your fears of miscarrying again with a group such as The Miscarriage Association (01924 200 799) may help. 4. Boost your
Almost a third of women say their experience of childbirth is traumatic, and as many as 15,000 mums develop post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) following childbirth every year. If you found your babys birth difficult or shocking, you may have been told that you should be gla...
GP Dr Rob Hicks says:I think it would be a good idea for you to discuss your fears with the obstetrician or the surgeon who did your spinal surgery. I'm sure they'll reassure you that the steel rods are very strong and are unlikely to be affected
fears she may have. It can also enable her to bond with her expectant baby.Hypnotherapy during pregnancy (or for that matter Pre Pregnancy whilst you are trying) is excellent for anyone, no matter what. These days, no matter what your circumstances