for Caesarean sections, which now account for almost a quarter of births, more than double the number 30 years ago. The operation costs the NHS around £2,500 each, compared with the £750 figure for a natural birth.Expectant mothers will also be informed
graph-paper device. The advantage of the first two types of monitoring is that they leave you free to move about as you wish. However, they can only be used in situations where intermittent monitoring is adequate, and they don't offer as much information
by examining the membranes in the placenta.©Tamba 2009 Visit www.tamba.org.uk for more information. Visit their website to download Tamba's free Healthy Multiple Pregnancy Guide for all the information you need about your multiple pregnancy.
problem as your pregnancy progresses, you may ultimately be referred to a specialist centre for laser ablation therapy, which separates the blood vessels in the placenta.Visit the Twin to Twin Transfusion Syndrome Foundation's website for more information
, the Association for the Preconceptual Care, also offers advice on natural ways to boost fertility. For more information contact 01483 427 839.- ISSUE, the UK National Fertility Association, offers advice about fertility treatment. For details call 01922 722888
and alleviate any problems you may be experiencing.Guidance on infant massage techniques, free Johnson's Baby products and pregancy information from baby charity Tommy's will also be available.VenuesYou can catch the Johnson's Bonding Bus at the following Tesco
’ are in England, is designed to help potential parents get clearer information on children waiting to be adopted in their area.A new telephone hotline has also opened today, offering advice on different routes of adoption and what support is available.The current
history of such conditions.Amniocentesis can also reveal other important information, which may help doctors decide about your antenatal care.What amniocentesis can revealAn amniocentesis test can provide the following information about your baby:the sex
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, and keep an open mind about pain relief on the day.Visit Babyexpert’s Birth Stories, and Labour & Birth sections for more information on how to prepare yourself for labour and what to expect on the day.