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Every year in the UK there are hundreds of thousands of births. For example, 2019 was a typical year in England and Wales with 640,370 live births. Fortunately, the majority of these occur without any serious complications. This means that if you are not overweight, don’t smoke, and don’t suffer from any health conditions that affect your chances of a healthy pregnancy, you will probably get through pregnancy and childbirth without any particular concerns.

However, this does not mean that there is nothing to be gained in preparing for delivery. In fact, by taking a few simple steps to educate yourself about how you will be monitored during childbirth, your pain relief options and the various types of procedure available to you during childbirth, the more confidence you can feel about your chances of a straightforward labour and delivery.

My BabyManual has been created to help parents and parents-to-be to understand all the important issues and options relating to conception, pregnancy, delivery and the early years. All articles with a strong clinical aspect are written by one of My BabyManual’s qualified medical experts while all non-clinical articles are written and reviewed by a team of professional writers and researchers.

Our delivery section covers many topics, including the following:

Everything you need to know about childbirth and delivery

My BabyManual offers parents and parents-to-be a vast online resource of evidence-based articles relating to every aspect of the parenting journey, from conception through to childbirth and the early years. Whatever your question, whatever your concern, begin browsing our articles today.