During labour – both in the early stages and sometimes in later stages it may be necessary to monitor your baby’s heart rate.
Monitoring the heart rate at regular intervals enables us to assess your baby’s wellbeing.
Everyone experiences pain differently.
The pain associated with labour and childbirth is no different.
There are many options to help you cope with labour, from natural and non-medical pain relief to medical relief including gas and epidurals.
In most pregnancies, labour starts naturally between 37 and 42 weeks.
There may be circumstances where you and your baby will benefit from birth happening sooner.