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Thoroughly Modern Maternity Nurse

    Jamie and Jools Oliver made the headlines recently when they proudly announced that having had their fifth child they, (wait for it!) GASP, hired in the help of a night nanny due to 5 weeks of sleep deprivation. This revelation sparked some controversy, a whole lot of media coverage, and it got us Read more


Must haves…

You would think by no 3 I would have everything I need and there wouldn’t be any gadget or product I couldn’t live without but no I have managed to find a whole range of things that have made life easier and left me wishing I had them for one and two as well. So Read more


Home Birth Part 2 – Top Tips

I hope you enjoyed reading my home birth diary last week. If you like the idea of a home birth, but you’re not quite sure if it’s for you or not, here are my top tips and hints to help you along with your decision. Get informed – There is an overwhelming amount of information Read more


Home or Away….

So the holidays have started and for some there’s no going away this year it’s a staycation in Scotland and so far that’s involved A lOT of rain, so we have put together a quick list of things to keep you busy over the next few weeks…. 1. Clip and climb at Ratho This new Read more


15 Things To Do In Your Last Month Of Pregnancy

With one of our own entering the final stages of the baby race we thought we would share our top tips for enjoying your final month of pregnancy. 1. Get ready, ideally you don’t want to be caught short so if your planning a hospital birth pack your bag now or if you have opted Read more


Hospital Bag Checklist

As your due day fast approaches, it’s time to think about what to take with you to hospital. We recommend having your bag packed from around 36 weeks and include items for both labour and your time on the post natal ward. Here is our guide to your labour essentials. Paperwork: Blue notes Birth plan Read more


Preparing for a Home Birth

Sarah Murphy is the newest addition to the Baby Matters team and earned her stripes training as a Pediatric Nurse at the renowned Royal Hospital for Sick Children in Edinburgh before embarking on a career as a maternity nurse. She has travelled extensively working as a maternity nurse and recently returned to Scotland after holding a senior management position Read more