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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


US Women Have Too Many C-Sections, With Too Much Risk

Women in the US are having too many c-sections. Are developments in modern obstetrics responsible for increasing women’s exposure to unnecessary risk? Read More

The US Is The ‘Most Dangerous’ Developed Country To Give Birth, Investigation Finds

A recent investigation has found the US to be the most dangerous developed country to give birth. Find out what the investigation has discovered. 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

Electronic Fetal Monitoring In Labour Increases Risk Of C-Section

Electronic fetal monitoring in labour is a routine practice in many countries but its use has been linked to increased risk of c-section. Read More


Worried About Tearing During Childbirth? How To Reduce The Risk Of Severe Tears

Among women’s fears about their upcoming births, the top two are fear of pain and fear of tearing during childbirth. But there are ways to reduce the risks. Read More

Viagra Trial To Reduce Fetal Distress In Labour

A drug used for erectile dysfunction is being trialled on labouring women to reduce fetal distress. Wonder drug or unnecessary medical intervention? Read More


5 Ways Your Birth Experience Can Affect Your Parenting

Birth has short and long term effects on both mother and baby. Here are 5 ways in which your birth experience can affect your parenting journey. Read More

What Is The Chance Of A Vaginal Birth After C-Section?

Women who have a c-section want to know their chances of a vaginal birth in the future. Here are 4 main factors that affect the chance of a successful VBAC. Read More




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