Birth

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Maybe You Need A Caesarean, Maybe You Don’t

Maybe You Need A Caesarean, Maybe You Don’t

Do you need a caesarean or is it safe to watch and wait? Only you can decide what you're most comfortable with, but you need some solid information to make that decision. Here's a starting point!…

Think Positive And Make A Birth Plan

Think Positive And Make A Birth Plan

Think positive! Popular buzz words, but they're not a birth plan. Do the hard work now, so you can think positive in labour! Here's ten tips on creating a real birth plan, with positive thinking.…

Birth Trauma: Is There A Healing Timeline?

Birth Trauma: Is There A Healing Timeline?

Women who are experiencing birth trauma or grief are often desperate to understand how long it will impact on them. There is no healing timeline, but there are some things you can do to help you out.…

Elective Caesareans: A Choice That Must Remain

Elective Caesareans: A Choice That Must Remain

We can not stop women from accessing elective caesareans, not to save money, and not for health. We need to increase choices for pregnant women not decrease them. No matter what we think of them.…

Hospital Policy – Not The Same As Road Rules

Hospital Policy – Not The Same As Road Rules

You must follow road rules, the law says so. The law also says that hospitals must respect the decisional capacity of pregnant or labouring women, not that women must abide by hospital policy.…

Can You Induce VBAC? – The Wrong Question

Can You Induce VBAC? – The Wrong Question

Some doctors pressure women to induce VBAC, others refuse to induce. Whether a VBAC is induced or not, is a decision that only women can make. Doctors provide a service, women make the decisions.…

Birth Without An Epidural Isn’t Superhuman!

Birth Without An Epidural Isn’t Superhuman!

Birth is challenging, make no mistake about it, but it's also possible to give birth without an epidural if you make a really good plan and have an even better support team.…

For The Love Of Birth, Think Of The Hormones!

For The Love Of Birth, Think Of The Hormones!

Women often perceive birth to be a physical act, but birth is a finely tuned hormonal performance like no other. Learn how to harness your hormones to make birth easy and safe.…

Birth After Previous Birth Trauma

Birth After Previous Birth Trauma

Have you experienced birth trauma? Are you now expecting another baby, or planning to try and conceive one soon? Here are ten tips on managing your past trauma before and during your next birth.…

If We Standardised Oncology Like Maternity Care

If We Standardised Oncology Like Maternity Care

The customer service dilemma of maternity care means they need to provide a standardised care plan to pregnant women. In some instances this can work out, but in others it is proving to be problematic…

How to make a VBAC Birth Plan

How to make a VBAC Birth Plan

Making a birth plan is really important, despite what many people would have you believe. This especially true for VBAC. Learn the HOW and WHY of birth planning for a vaginal birth after caesarean.…

Let’s Stop Denying Birth Rape Already

Let’s Stop Denying Birth Rape Already

People are horrified when they hear the term BIRTH RAPE to describe an experience with a maternity care provider, but birth rape is a real thing, and qualifications do not prevent rapists from raping.…

Wishes, Preferences, and Birth Plans Aside …

Wishes, Preferences, and Birth Plans Aside …

Should women alter the language they use in their birth plan to avoid conflict with their care provider or should care providers act like professionals, and put on their grown up pants for work.…