Give bicarbonate to pregnant women to ease delivery – new study

Fascinating! http://www.telegraph.co.uk/science/2018/01/17/give-bicarbonate-pregnant-women-ease-delivery-new-study/ Women struggling in labour should be given bicarbonate of soda to boost their chances of a safe and natural birth, a study suggests. British researchers say the commonly available chemical, given in drink form, rectifies acidity around the womb and could significantly reduce the number of women forced to undergo emergency caesarean sections. (click link …

Don’t Tell Women There’s No Point Making A Birth Plan

http://www.mumfidential.com/dont-tell-women-theres-no-point-making-birth-plan/   Don’t make a birth plan, it’s pointless, because birth is completely unpredictable. If I had a pound for every time I’ve heard a woman being given this crappy nugget of pseudo-wisdom, I’d be rich enough to start my own luxury birth centre in St Lucia. It’s fabulously convenient to tell women this, actually, …