Tag: choice in childbirth

Midwives, doulas and birthkeepers

a midwife is like a cat

In the UK, most people access pregnancy, birth and postnatal care through the NHS. However, an increasing number of people are now choosing to look outside the NHS and to employ someone directly. Once you start exploring options it can get very confusing. What exactly are midwives, doulas and birthkeepers? In this blog post I aim to explain a little…

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Elective c section

c section birth

Elective c section is the term used for a c section which is planned in advance of labour, rather than being advised as a medical necessity as a result of concerns during labour. Elective c section is often recorded in medical notes as ELCS. It is also referred to as maternal request c section, but I prefer to use non-…

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