Here she answers our top ten questions about life before, during and after birth.
1. What's the number one thing pregnant women should do to prepare for labour?
Do some kind of hypnobirthing - breathing, visualisation and so on. It really does make all the difference. And read Ina May Gaskin's Guide to Childbirth.
2. Do you recommend watching birth videos? For example, 34 episodes of One Born Every Minute?
NO! It’s a highly edited entertainment programme that shows women lying on their backs, screaming for drugs. It doesn’t have to be like that. Positive birth videos? Perhaps.
3. Home, hospital, water birth, epidural... How do you know what's right for you?
You don’t until you’ve tried it. Keep your options and your mind open. Birth changes and you can't control many aspects of it, but staying calm works wonders. However, I would say always do your research before making a choice.
4. Does everyone shit themselves when giving birth?
No, not everyone. But we do love a poo, us midwives! It means the baby is coming and you’re pushing in the right place. I think we need to get over the shitting fear. Worse things can happen to women in labour. Shitting isn't worth worrying about.
5. What should you pack in your hospital bag?
A pillow. An iPod and headphones. Water spray, a wide headband, flannel and face wipes. Sugary sweets, dark chocolate and a sports water bottle. Lavender oil and a TENS machine. Sanitary pads, loads of big knickers and comfy socks.
6. What can dads do to prepare for the big day? What about during the event?
Read the book your wife is reading - then at least you'll know what vibe she's into.
On the day, stay calm, charm the midwife and get in touch with your massage skills. Know where the car park is and bring enough change for the machine. Don't forget the phone charger.
7. What's the best gift for visitors to bring when meeting the new baby? And what shouldn't they bring?
BRING FOOD! And only food. I swear by this. No more cuddly toys or cute clothes, especially impractical ones like cashmere bibs or fancy dresses. They will never get worn. Families with new babies need survival gifts. I wept with happiness when a friend left a homemade lasagne on my doorstep.
Only offer to visit if you're prepared to make your own tea, put your mug in the dishwasher and leave after a maximum of 30 minutes.
8. What should you buy your midwife as a gift? What should you avoid
No more chocolates or hand cream, thanks - we get loads. A bottle of lovely wine, a gorgeous candle... I've been given a massage treatment, which is such a treat, and John Lewis vouchers are always so useful.
But the best things I've received are the handwritten cards with photo. I've kept every one of these I've ever been given.
9. How long does it take your fanny to go back to normal? Will it ever go back to normal?
Everything will be fine if you work hard (it is all muscle, after all.) And by work hard I mean do your pelvic floor exercises properly and regularly - not just when the midwife or health visitor reminds you.
Don't get caught out like my friend who tried out a trampoline one year after giving birth. Pissed everywhere in front of an entire kids' birthday party.
10. Gina Ford, the Baby Whisperer, What to Expect... What baby book would YOU recommend?
Mmm... None. I always tell new mums their baby hasn't read the book, so how can they expect it to conform to some sort of routine? It's important to understand that babies aren't supposed to sleep through the night. I've had two children, both with entirely different sleep patterns, even though I did nothing different with them.
Having said that, Your Baby Week By Week is a good book, as it tells you what babies do - rather than what you should be doing to get them into a strict routine.
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