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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


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


12 Ways To Avoid Having A C-Section For Your First Birth

Many first time mamas mightn’t be aware there are many ways to avoid having a c-section. Here are 12 ways to avoid a primary c-section. Read More

5 Attitudes To Pain In Labour – And How They Predict The Outcome Of Birth

Curious to know how your birth will be? Rhea Dempsey has formulated a chart about attitudes to pain that many doctors and midwives agree is highly accurate. Read More


Double Hip Squeeze – What Is It And How Is It Used?

Most pregnant women want to know how to get through contraction pain. Here’s a secret tip from midwives and doulas – the double hip squeeze. Read More

Children At The Birth – 10 Things You Need To Consider

Do you want your older children at the birth of your new baby? There are reasons for and against the idea. Here are 10 things to think about. Read More




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