Staying upright and active can help you have a faster, easier birth – here’s our guide to some good positions for labour.Most experts agree that the traditional position for labour of lying down on your back (which we always see in films and on TV
and undo what you feel youve messed up, so instead, ask yourself, what can I change so that I feel more positive in a similar scenario next time? says Linda Blair, author of The Happy Child (£10.99, Piatikus). 15.DITCH THE STRESSDont spend your time
Our word discipline comes from the Latin word 'to teach'. There are often more desirable and effective options than punishment to encourage your children to behave.The NSPCC recommends 'positive discipline'. Click through to find out how it works
If your due date is approaching, you have probably started thinking about how you would like to deliver your baby.Here are three birth positions you might want to consider:Standing:In the first stages of labour, try to stay upright. Your baby's head
Most experts agree that lying down isn't the best way to give birth. Midwife Claire Friars, who runs Tommy's, the baby charity's pregnancy information help line, says: On TV everyone gives birth lying on their back but that isn't a great position
Sex therapist Rache Foux explains why these positions can be the most satisfying when you're expecting. Sex with a bump
Dress to impress. Always wear something that makes you feel good - not forgetting jewellery and perfume - even if you're not going out.Try something new. Ask your partner or a friend to baby-sit while you go to an evening class, then return the favour when they want to go out.Exe...
Congratulations - you're pregnant! One of your very first questions - probably while you're still clutching that positive test - is likely to be ‘When's my baby due?' You can ask your GP to confirm your due date for you. And, once you've got
Midwife Nikki replies: Please don't be alarmed, as your midwife is absolutely right in getting you checked out. Up to 4% of pregant women get pregnancy diabetes, also known as gestational diabetes, which causes raised blood sugar levels and lasts the length of the pregnancy. You'...
's prepared for the birth.It helps to know Choose someone who's had a straightforward birth and is positive, calm and reassuring.Mum In times of crisis, most of us turn to Mum - after all, she's done it before. If you're close to your mother or sister, she may