Recent Posts by Sam McCulloch Dip CBEd

Postnatal Depletion – What It Is And How To Recover

It’s not uncommon for mothers to feel exhausted years after having babies, but it's not normal. Find out what postnatal depletion is and how to recover. Read More


Increased Risk Of Stillbirth Linked To Timing Of Babies’ Movements

It’s estimated over half of all stillbirths could be prevented. New research has linked increased risk of stillbirth with the timing of babies’ movements. Read More

Should VBAC Labour Be Induced?

Although it's preferable for labour to start on its own, induction might be medically necessary. What does this mean for women who want a VBAC? Read More


Baby Wipes Linked To Food Allergies, Study Finds

Baby wipes are popular items many parents can’t live without. According to a recent study, however, they can potentially wreak havoc on your baby’s health. Read More


Drug Commonly Used During Labour Linked To Postnatal Depression

New research has found synthetic oxytocin – a drug commonly used during labour and after birth – can increase the risk of postnatal mood disorders. Read More

Birth Interventions Lead To Long-Term Health Problems For Children, Study Says

The rate of birth interventions is increasing while normal birth rates are declining. What are the long term consequences for the health of our children? Read More


What To Do When Baby Is Born Before You Get To Hospital

There are several possible reasons why a baby is born before you get to hospital, or other birthplace. New research has shed some light on the consequences. Read More

6 Things I Need You To Do When I Talk About My Difficult Birth

Talking about a difficult birth can be very traumatic and frightening. Here are 6 things you can do when someone you know talks about her difficult birth. Read More


Call To Ban Forceps – Should Forceps Be Banned During Labour?

A recent call to ban the use of forceps during labour has sparked debate as to whether these instruments are life saving, or tools of injury.  Read More

13 Ways To Help A New Mama After Birth

New mamas need plenty of support but they’re the least likely to ask for help. Here are 13 ways to help a new mama after birth. Read More




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