Are you high risk for Gestational Diabetes?
So what is Gestational Diabetes? It is diabetes that develops in women who were not diabetic before, usually in the middle or towards the end of pregnancy and usually disappears after giving birth.
My baby is overdue. Should I be induced?
How are due dates calculated?
Estimated dates of delivery (EDD) are calculated using the date of the expectant mother’s last period and adding 280 days, or 40 weeks.
Why do women ‘eat’ their placenta?
The subject of “eating” your placenta continues to spark countless news stories, and it’s one that is close to my heart.The placenta is actually taken in capsule form and there is so much more behind this than “eating” the placenta.
VBAC Risks: New research intensifies debate?
The controversy over vaginal birth after caesarean (known as VBAC) has been given fresh impetus by a new study highlighting the VBAC risks.
What is Hypnobirthing?
Hypnobirthing is becoming an increasingly popular technique amongst mothers to reduce the pain of labour, anxiety and stress. Understand the benefits of this birthing method and how it works by visiting Placenta Practice’s blog today.
Placenta cosmetics – 60 years on
It’s 60 years since the first cosmetics formulated with placenta extract were launched. The exaggerated claims made by their inventors landed those early products in trouble but, today placenta-based face creams and treatments can be big business. Read our blog to learn more.
What is c-section seeding?
Seeding is a way of exposing babies born by C-section to beneficial bugs that other babies pick up as they travel through the birth canal during a vaginal birth.
What is a natural caesarean?
The need for a new approach to C-sections that could benefit women and babies. More women are starting request for a more gentle, natural caesarean.
It’s show time - Placenta Practice are hitting the road
We are going to be at the Baby & Toddle Show at Sandown Park in April, come and say hello if you are attending the event in Surrey this month!
We will also be attending The Baby Show at Olympia in London from the 19-21 October 2018.
Where to give birth
The choice you have about where to have your baby will depend on your needs and risks and, to some extent, on where you live.
There are three usual options: at home, in a birth centre (also called a midwife-led unit) or in an obstetric unit (a hospital labour ward.)
How to bond with your baby
Amanda discusses her previous experience where she cared for a women as a Birth Doula and Postnatal Doula to give advice on how to bond with your baby. Find out more by reading her article today.
Bonding is completely natural – but that doesn’t mean it’s always really easy.
Commonly Asked Question & Answers
Placenta Practice is a leading professional and certified practice for placenta encapsulation and products. We have the answers to some of the most common questions. Discover more by reading our blog now.
Read our latest blog that tackles some of the most commonly asked questions.