Recent Posts by Sam McCulloch Dip CBEd

Cervix Dilation – How Do I Know If My Cervix Is Dilating?

Cervix dilation is a critical part of labour, so your baby can be born. It’s only natural to ask: how do I know if my cervix is dilating? Read More


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




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