Category Archives: Pregnancy Symptoms

Zuca Midwifery Bag Catalogue – Pregnancy Birth and Beyond

Zuca Midwifery Bag Catalogue – Pregnancy Birth and Beyond

Welcome to PBB’s Zuca Midwifery Bag Catalogue. For a long time now we have been looking for the perfect bag for midwives and we believe we have found it. Your midwifery supplies will never be so organised. Unfortunately, we are unable to sell Zuca products online. If you’d like to find out more don’t hesitate to contact us. To place ...

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Pros and Cons of Waterbirth – Pregnancy Birth and Beyond

Pros and Cons of Waterbirth – Pregnancy Birth and Beyond

We explore the pros and cons of waterbirth in this article. A calmer, gentler transition for both mother and baby sounds like the dream birth. Some women choose a water birth for this reason. From the baby’s perspective, it’s thought to create a seamless entry into the world. They go from the “water” inside your womb to the water outside. ...

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Acupuncture Induction for Post Date Babies – Pregnancy Birth and Beyond

Acupuncture Induction for Post Date Babies – Pregnancy Birth and Beyond

Acupuncture Induction for Post Date is enjoying increasing popularity as women with uncomplicated pregnancies seek to avoid conventional medical induction, the imposition of medical timeframes, and the cascade of interventions that often follow. Acupuncture induction is safe and effective and works harmoniously with the delicate hormonal balance of pregnancy to promote labour. TCM practitioners will never perform an internal, vaginal examination ...

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Acupuncture Beats Morning Sickness – Pregnancy Birth and Beyond

Acupuncture Beats Morning Sickness – Pregnancy Birth and Beyond

Ironically for many women ‘morning sickness’ can be suffered at any time of the day or night, sometimes constantly. It is often described as a terrible hangover that never relents or constant food poisoning. It is experienced mostly in the early stages of pregnancy between six and sixteen weeks, although for some unfortunate women it is a constant presence until ...

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What Makes Tummy Time so Helpful for Newborns? – Pregnancy Birth and Beyond

What Makes Tummy Time so Helpful for Newborns? – Pregnancy Birth and Beyond

It’s no secret that physical activity and good health go hand in hand – even for newborns. Tummy time is how babies learn to use and strengthen their muscles and look at the world from a different perspective. There are several specific benefits for your little one’s development. Tummy time in a recent review of the research found that across ...

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10 Ways to Relieve Breast Engorgement – Pregnancy Birth and Beyond

10 Ways to Relieve Breast Engorgement – Pregnancy Birth and Beyond

In the early days after birth, your breasts start making milk in increasingly larger volumes. Sometimes, they overdo it, and breast engorgement occurs. What happens when your milk comes in The process of producing milk for your baby begins well before she or he is born. During pregnancy, your breasts start making colostrum. Producing colostrum is part of a stage ...

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Simple, Healthy Habits to Avoid Breastfeeding Problems – Pregnancy Birth and Beyond

Simple, Healthy Habits to Avoid Breastfeeding Problems – Pregnancy Birth and Beyond

It’s how babies thrive, so you’d think breastfeeding would be effortless. And most of the time, it is. But sometimes there are bumpy patches. With good habits, you can make your breastfeeding journey smoother and avoid breastfeeding problems. Make sure baby is correctly attached First things first – proper attachment can prevent a host of breastfeeding problems. Nipple pain mostly ...

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Estimating Blood Loss in an Inflatable Birth Pool

Estimating Blood Loss in an Inflatable Birth Pool

An essential core skill of a midwife or any health professional attending women in labour is estimating blood loss at birth. Postpartum haemorrhage (PPH) is as one of the leading causes of death of women giving birth, particularly in low-income countries. While traditionally a PPH is defined as a blood loss greater than 500mls or any amount of blood loss ...

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