Getting ready for your arrival

Labour can be the scary bit that looms at the end of your pregnancy, but don’t forget that it’s when you get the reward for of all the hard work you’ve been doing – actually meeting your baby!

If you are feeling nervous or anxious about labour, have a look at our advice below which will help prepare you.

Download your free birth plan


Have you thought about writing a birth plan yet? If not, download your free birth plan template now - you can personalise the plan with your wishes for what you would like to happen during and after the birth.


What really happens during labour?

What really happens during labour?

We've got some helpful advice on what happens in the three different stages of labour and what you can expect during this time.

Where to give birth

Where to give birth

There are several options available to mums on where to give birth, find out what to expect if you choose to have your baby at home, in a maternity unit or in hospital.

What to put in your hospital bag

What to put in your hospital bag

Have a look at our list of useful items that you might find helpful to include in your hospital bag.

Hypnosis for labour and birth

Hypnosis for labour and birth

When a woman prepares for labour with hypnosis, the aim is to replace fear and expectations of pain with confidence that birth is safe, gentle and even comfortable.

Postnatal support

Postnatal support

As a new mum, there is lots of help available to you so find out where you can get extra support, if you want it, once your little one arrives.

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Have you got a question?

If you want more advice, please ask a question or visit our forum.

Otherwise, please get in touch with the HiPP Baby Club.