Recent Posts by Sam McCulloch Dip CBEd

Irritable Uterus – What Is An Irritable Uterus During Pregnancy?

Irritable uterus during pregnancy is one of those mysterious pregnancy ‘unknowns'. Find out the symptoms of irritable uterus and how it is diagnosed. Read More


Increase In Severe Birth Complications in US Hospitals

Most women give birth in hospital. That’s why a recent report showing an increase in severe birth complications in this birth environment is alarming. Read More

Shaking During Labour And Birth – What You Need To Know

Whether you have a vaginal birth, an epidural or a c-section, you might experience shaking during labour and birth. Find out why this might happen. Read More


Red Cross Blood Service Opens Breast Milk Bank In South Australia

Premature babies born in South Australia will be able to access donated breast milk, after the launch of a new breast milk bank, operated by the Red Cross. Read More


Pregnant Mama Exhausted Hospital Blood Supply After ‘Dying’ Three Times

The cost of surgical birth: a pregnant mama exhausted hospital blood supply and ‘died' three times during her last c-section. Read More

Intermittent Or Electronic Monitoring – What’s Best For Hospital Admission?

On admission to hospital, which is better – intermittent or electronic monitoring? Find the answers and the latest evidence here. Read More


A Good Birth Is More Than The Baby Being Born Alive, World Health Organization Says

We tend to think of a good birth as one where both mother and baby are alive at the end. But what happens in labour and during birth is important too. Read More

New Zealand’s Minister For Women Cycled To Hospital To Give Birth

Committed environmentalist and politician Julie Genter didn’t let being 42 weeks pregnant stop her doing anything. She cycled to hospital to give birth. Read More


How Common Is PTSD After Birth?

Post traumatic stress disorder isn't something we associate with birth. PTSD after birth is increasing, however, and affects more people than we think. Read More

Should I Be Induced At 39 Weeks of Pregnancy?

New research has leading health organisations and women questioning whether it’s safer for labour to be electively induced at 39 weeks of pregnancy. Read More




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