This is going to be a long read, so settle in for the long haul, make a cup of tea, put your baby on to feed (if you have one to hand) and relax. I massively enjoyed reading birth stories whilst I was pregnant. Birth is an intimidating prospect, once you’re pregnant and you decide […]
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The day you have been waiting for has arrived and you’re about to go to hospital to have your baby. This is not a time when you want to be worrying about packing bags for yourself, your new baby and your birthing partner! For You Maternity notes and Birth Plan Something comfy to wear in […]
Andrea Wallman is the creator of ‘The Best Start’ and is mum to Jake, aged 9 and Issac, aged 6. After previously working in education with hard to reach and vulnerable groups, Andrea’s experiences during her birth and new mothering journey lead her to consider a new path. After a relatively straight forward birth with […]
An informed decision is a voluntary, well considered decision that an individual (or a couple) make on the basis of different options, knowledge, information and understanding. Any sort of decision can be difficult, but making informed decisions during pregnancy, childbirth and parenting is complex and has many layers (Goldberg, 2009:35). Even when given the pros, cons and alternatives there are many other factors and barriers, which can influence how an individual, or couple, make a decision.
There is no right or wrong way and what works for one person may not work for another, as individuals have different beliefs, circumstances and experiences that they draw on when making a decision. (more…)