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Rebecca's birth journey using TENS

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My midwife and antenatal class had recommended a TENS for non-medical pain relief (avoiding medical interventions was my strong preference, given how light headed morphine can make me and how keen I was to labour in the birthing pool, which would not be possible with an epidural).  I looked into a couple of hire services online and am so glad that I chose Natal Care - the machine arrived promptly, was very easy to set up and test, and it was a great relief that it came with a return envelope so I knew sending it back would be a...

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Read our Q and A with new mum Kimberley

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Read our Q and A with new mum Kimberley

We asked one of our lovely new mums, Kimberley some questions about her labour. Here's some of her advice for a positive, prepared labour. What techniques, tools and people helped you during labour? A:  I had a bag of tricks at the ready after reading JuJu Sundin's book called 'Birth Skills'. I didn't end up needing many of them since my labour was so quick, but what I found helpful was my husband distracting me by counting, a heat pack on my shoulders, walking/stomping around the house, squeezing a stress ball, and listening to this calming music over and over again....

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Alicia tells us how her little darling came into the world...read her advice here

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Alicia tells us how her little darling came into the world...read her advice here

Every woman’s birth story is different but one thing is for sure, once a new mum tells her birth story, all the other mums in the room will want to join in and share their own unique experience of giving birth. It is after all one of the most exciting, exhilarating and unforgettable adventures of a lifetime.  Here Alicia tells us how her little darling came into the world and she shares her advice and the things she used to help get her through. “My labour started on a Monday evening with my waters breaking. I laboured all day Tuesday,...

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