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Pelvic Girdle Pain

PGP in Pregnancy If you’re suffering with pelvic pain, also known as pelvic girdle pain or PGP in pregnancy, know that you are not alone. PGP is something that affects 1 in 5 of pregnancies and is something that as healthcare professionals we can attest to seeing an awful lot of. What Does PGP...


Instrumental Delivery

Dispelling the fear There can be a great deal of mystery and fear surrounding instrumental delivery. You may have a friend who had a terrible experience and still feels traumatised, or perhaps you’ve seen pictures or videos online and are adamant that you don’t want this to happen to you. As...


Breastfeeding Newborns: What To Expect In The Early Days

Breastfeeding Newborns - The First Hour If you can, you should try to breastfeed your newborn within the first hour of birth. After this time your baby can become sleepy for up to 24 hours and can be disinterested in feeding and hard to rouse for feeds. Place your baby skin to skin as soon as you...


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