Pregnancy blog, 07/11/2017
Many congratulations to Ferne McCann who gave birth to her daughter last week.
Writing on Instagram, Ferne revealed that her baby girl took her by surprise by arriving a week earlier than expected.
‘Welcome to the world my darling.’
‘Didn’t expect to see you a week early. I’m so in love and bursting with pride. It’s a girl.’
As midwives, we always say that it’s a good idea to have everything ready a few weeks earlier than your due date in case baby does arrive early. Don’t bet on giving birth on your due date!
If you are 35 weeks pregnant or over and experiencing early signs of labour, your medical team will usually let the birth go ahead. So, if you do have a few weeks to go until your due date, your baby could make an appearance any day now.
Make sure your hospital bag is packed. There’s no harm in being prepared!
A recent study suggests the risk of premature birth doubles if cannabis is used during pregnancy.
Despite planning a home birth, actress Kate Mara gave birth to her baby girl by emergency c-section, after developing a liver disorder called intrahepatic cholestasis of pregnancy (ICP).
The model has come under fire for endorsing an ‘organic pregnancy tea’ made by the controversial company behind “detox” teas and shakes, Flat Tummy Co.
Today we are highlighting our support for the worldwide initiative to raise awareness of pre-eclampsia and its global impact on the lives of mothers, babies and families.