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  • What happens during labour and birth

    Week by week. Twins. Preparing for the birth. Work out your due date. ... The 2nd stage of labour lasts from when your cervix is fully dilated until the birth of your baby.

  • NHS VIDEOS | How will I know I am in labour?

    Watch this film to learn how you will know you are in labour.

  • Coronavirus | Pregnancy | Start4Life

    Everyone should follow the government advice on coronavirus. Have a look at our Q&A's for pregnant women and parents on Start4Life

  • Labour induction methods compare favourably

    The researchers say that a high proportion of induced labours are performed because a woman’s cervix is not ready for the birth and does not open appropriately. ... this longer birth period would be more costly or use up more staff time.

  • Pain relief in labour

    The National Childbirth Trust has information on using water during labour and birth. ... TENS may also be useful while you're at home in the early stages of labour or if you plan to give birth at home.

  • NHS VIDEOS | Giving birth at home or at the birth centre

    Learn about the alternative options for women who don't want to give birth in hospital.

  • Top 10 FAQs | Pregnancy | Start4Life

    Click here to find out answers about the most commonly asked questions around pregnancy and labour.

  • Premature labour and birth

    Week by week. Twins. Preparing for the birth. Work out your due date. ... You may be offered treatment to prevent early labour if:. you've given birth at less than 34 weeks pregnant before.

  • Maternity services in the UK

    In 152 NHS trusts in England, a detailed review of maternity care services was made for all stages of antenatal care, labour, birth and postnatal care up to the point of ... of the body; and 11% opt for a water birth to ease labour pain.

  • Pregnancy and baby guide

    Week by week. Twins. Preparing for the birth. Work out your due date. ... Find out all you need to know about labour and birth, including:.