One Born Every Minute: The Babies Revisited
2 Series, 9 Episodes
We will be holding an exclusive Twitter Q&A with Delia, a midwife from Liverpool Women’s Hospital. Tues 10 March at 10pm.
A pregnancy that goes beyond 40 weeks is described as overdue, or post dates.
As you progress through the final leg of your pregnancy, your body starts to prepare itself for the forthcoming birth.
As term approaches, your baby will start to move into position ready for birth.
If your body mass index (BMI) is within the normal range, you should put on around 13kg in weight while you are pregnant.
Many women decide to take a break when pregnant as a 'final holiday before the birth'.
This routine antenatal scan is performed between 18 and 20 weeks and takes about 20 minutes to complete.
The second trimester is the time in pregnancy when most women feel at their best!
Dispelling the myths around morning sickness and what you can do to alleviate the symptoms
Exercise during the first trimester.
The role of pregnancy hormones.
Most women choose to have someone to accompany them when they give birth, who is known as their ‘birth partner’
The ten most frequently asked questions about epidurals, by Dr Penelope Law
Even if you do no other exercise for the entire time you are pregnant, you should definitely make pelvic floor exercises a part of your daily routine
Antenatal classes aim to prepare you for the arrival of your baby, covering what to expect in pregnancy and birth, as well as some basic parenting skills to help you in the first few weeks
One of the elements in the decision about which will be the best method of delivery is the position – or ‘presentation’ – of the babies in the womb during the third trimester
The reasons why a Caesarean section may be performed as a matter of emergency include:
You may have certain medical conditions, which either existed before the pregnancy or have developed as a result, that make vaginal birth a high-risk option
Vaginal deliveries take place in over 40 per cent of twin births and can be induced medically if spontaneous labour has not occurred
At the beginning of the third trimester, you will have a discussion with your healthcare professionals regarding your choices about the birth
Written by leading medical experts, these books will answer all your questions about antenatal care, what to expect during pregnancy, and the first year
Birth-related terminology explained
How mothers-to-be were contacted and how they took part in the TV series
One Born Every Minute is a first of its kind in capturing the many different perspectives within a room as labour and birth takes place