Preparing for birth
If your baby is in your pelvis with their head pointing down, facing your back, it can make giving birth easier. Find out more about baby positions in the womb here.
Having a birthing partner present can make a woman feel supported in labour, so it is always good to plan ahead. Read about how a birth partner can help in pregnancy.
This article looks at how to arrange a home birth through NHS midwives, your GP or with an independent midwife. They can also help you plan if you are giving birth at home.
This article offers tips on how to get your baby into the best birth position. Which positions help and which should be avoided when trying to turn your baby in the womb?
The first hour after delivery of the placenta is known as the fourth stage of labour. We discuss benefits of skin to skin contact after birth and supplementary vitamin k.
If you are expecting multiple babies, including the possibility of giving birth to twins, there are options to consider. Read about planning for vaginal or caesarean birth.
Doctors may recommend an elective or emergency caesarean section (also known as a c-section) in some cases. Read about the reasons and risks, as well as the choices you have.