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How to not look dead when you’ve just given birth

Ah, pregnancy… Ah, pre-baby maternity leave… The long, slow days of watching daytime TV, indulging in luxurious baths, eating bucket loads of chocolate and the waiting, waiting, waiting for bubs to arrive. Everyone will say to you, “enjoy it while you can”. They say, “make the most of it, it won’t last, you know!” and you smile, but secretly, you roll your eyes. Yes, I know I’ll be busy. But surely, come on, they must be over-egging it.

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One to One: An Alternative Midwifery Service

One to One is a private midwifery service that is paid for by the NHS. The NHS pays One to One for each woman that transfers her care over to them. The service started on the Wirral, Merseyside, but is currently being rolled out across the country. Pregnant women can self-refer to the service.

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