Recent Posts by Sam McCulloch Dip CBEd


Epidurals Don’t Prolong Labour, Research Claims

Epidurals have long been known to prolong the second stage of labour. New research suggests previous guidelines are outdated. Is that the case? Read More


Should Sick Children Go To Group Care?

It’s a fact of life: kids attending group care will get sick. The difficult question for parents is when to make the decision to keep sick children at home. Read More

C-Sections Could Affect Children’s Learning Ability, Research Says

We know c-sections have short and long term risks for babies. New research shows mode of birth can influence children’s learning and cognitive performance. Read More


Pregnancy Sickness Linked To Iodine Levels, Study Says

Nausea has always been thought of as a side effect of pregnancy hormones. New research suggests morning sickness could be about competing for iodine. Read More


The Gruesome Origin Of C-Section Birth

Today, c-section surgery is one of the most common procedures performed in the world. Ever wondered how it originated, and why? Read More

BMI During Pregnancy – Is It An Accurate Measurement Of Health?

You’ve probably been told your BMI can influence your chance of complications during pregnancy and birth. But is it an accurate measurement of your health? Read More


10 Things To Do While Waiting For Labour To Start

The last weeks of pregnancy are a tough time, no matter how many times you’ve been there. Here are 10 things to do while waiting for labour to start. Read More

When Am I Overdue? What Pregnant Women Need To Know About Being Overdue

What is the difference between being past your estimated due date and being post term pregnant? Find out when you are actually overdue. Read More


What Can I Expect At My First Trimester Pregnancy Ultrasound?

First trimester ultrasound is a routine but optional part of your pregnancy experience. Find out here what you can expect at your first trimester ultrasound Read More

10 Weird Things You Didn’t Know About Epidurals

Like them or hate them, epidurals are the most popular form of pain relief for labouring mamas. Here are 10 weird things you didn't know about epidurals Read More



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