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Are Cervical Checks During Labour Necessary?

Are cervical checks during labour necessary? Find out whether or not routine cervical checks during labour are a good choice for you. Read More


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

First-Time Mamas’ Bodies Don’t Know How To Give Birth

If you haven't given birth before, you might feel like your brain doesn't know how to give birth. But do first-time mamas' bodies know what to do? 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

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

Western Australia Hits Record High C-Section Rates

Recently released data has shown a shocking rise in c-section birth in Western Australia. Find out what is causing higher rates, and what can be done. Read More




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