Category: Mum / Health

Itching in Pregnancy

Itching is common in pregnancy. This is due to the increased blood supply to the skin and the stretching of the skin on the tummy. About 20% of pregnant women feel itchy during pregnancy

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Perinatal Mental Health

It’s not uncommon for women to have mixed, or even negative, feelings about being pregnant. Some may find it more difficult than others to cope with the changes and uncertainties which pregnancy brings.

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Should I have a birth partner?

Research shows that having continuous support in labour can mean you will:
• use less pain-relieving drugs;
• have a better chance of having a natural vaginal birth;
• have a greater chance of avoiding a caesarean birth or using forceps or ventouse/vacuum births; and
• have a more satisfying childbirth experience.

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