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Thinking about getting pregnant?

Ask a midwife: thinking about getting pregnant?

Welcome to the first of our new series of Ask a Midwife videos – straight-talking, sisterly advice from an amazing team of midwives who really know their stuff. Today Community Midwife Debi covers everything you should do – and not do! – to increase your chances of conceiving.

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Ask a midwife: what happens in labour & how to cope

Feeling a little apprehensive about baby’s arrival? Quite understandable. In our latest Ask A Midwife video, midwife Debi offers sisterly advice on exactly what happens to your body during labour as well as some great coping strategies. Be not afraid!

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How to bathe your baby

How to bathe your baby

Bathing a newborn those first few times can be a tricky business. Lean on our friendly Peterborough midwives for helpful, step by step advice for a no-scream bathtime.

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How to trim your baby's nails

How to trim your baby’s nails

Make no mistake – those tiny fingernails are sharp! Your newborn’s flailing arms can easily result in a scratched face so be vigilant and trim weekly – if not more often – to keep on top of the growth.

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Changing a nappy

How to change your baby’s nappy

Changing a baby’s nappy for the first few times can be a little daunting – particularly if it’s of the nuclear kind. Our midwives show us how…

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How to dress baby

How to dress your baby

Dressing and undressing a wriggly newborn can be tricky at first but our lovely midwives at Peterborough and Stamford NHS Hospital Trust show us how.

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Hand expressing

Ask a midwife: How to hand express

Mastering the art of hand expressing may seem tricky but midwife Roberta has all the advice and reassurance you need.


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Soothe a crying baby

Ask a midwife: how to soothe a crying baby

There’s no getting away from it: babies cry! But deciphering what those cries mean can be a tricky business. Hunger? Pain? Tiredness? Our midwife reveals all.


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How to swaddle your baby

Ask a midwife: how to swaddle your baby

Expert midwife advice on swaddling your baby: how to do it and why to do it!


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Ask a midwife live Q&A

Watch our live Google Q&A session with our two formidable midwives Roberta and Susan. A big thank you to everyone who contributed.

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