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Bumps to Babies: Labour and pain relief

Delivering your baby can be a scary prospect, so this Bumps to Babies video offers lots of advice and information around labour and the pain relief options available to you.

It will help you to write your birth plan and consider your options for labour, including deciding who your birth partner will be, the type of pain relief you would like, whether you are comfortable with a student midwife being involved and who you want to cut the cord.

It also provides guidance around the importance of skin to skin contact after birth and explores feeding your new baby once they arrive.


You can download a transcript of the video here.

ICON- Infant crying support

ICON is about helping parents and carers with babies to cope with crying. ICON stands for…

I– Infant crying is normal

C– Comforting methods can help

O– It’s OK to walk away

N– Never, ever shake a baby

You can find out more and gain further support and advice on the ICON website.

Useful links

If you live in Leicester City, click here to find out more about in person Bumps to Babies sessions run by Heads Up Leicester and the booking form to reserve your place.

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Leicestershire Partnership NHS Trust runs a confidential secure text messaging service for parents of children aged 0-19 years called Chat Health. The service operates Monday to Friday between 9am and 5pm, excluding bank holidays. All texts will be responded to by a public health nurse (health visitor/school nurse) within 24 hours. Outside of the service working hours, you’ll receive a message back to inform you that your text will be responded to once the line reopens.

Should you require urgent health advice in the meantime, please contact your GP, visit an NHS walk-in centre or call NHS 111. For emergencies, dial 999 or visit A&E.

Page last reviewed: 03-03-2021

Next review due: 03-03-2024