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New York State Turns To Doulas To Help Reduce Maternal Mortality Rates

In NY State, black women are much more likely to die during childbirth than white women. A new program turns to doulas to help reduce maternal mortality. Read More


NICU Mothers Struggle With Mental Health – What Needs To Change?

A new baby is challenging enough without adding in a stay in the NICU. NICU mothers often struggle with mental health and something needs to change. Read More

Family Shares Photographs Of Stillbirth To Help Other Grieving Parents

Stillbirth is not often talked about; it is something kept quiet and personal. One family has shared the intimate moments when they met their stillborn son. Read More


Perineal Warm Packs – What All Women Need To Know

Most women fear tearing during birth. Find out how a simple and accessible support measure can reduce tearing and provide comfort during labour. Read More


8 Signs Your Baby’s Position Is Affecting Labour

Many factors can influence labour. How your baby is positioned is one of them. Here are 8 signs your baby’s position is affecting labour. Read More

Back Labour – What It Is And How To Manage It

Are you wondering what back labour is and what it feels like? Here's what you should know about back labour and how to make it easier to deal with. Read More


Can You Be Induced With A VBAC?

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




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