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Questions to Ask A Doula Before Hiring One

Looking to hire a doula for a better birth experience? Here are a list of questions to ask a doula, to help you find your perfect doula! Read More

Caesarean Section – What to Expect After A Caesarean

Find out how you might feel after having a caesarean section, from emotional feelings to physical ones. This article covers pain relief, breastfeeding, resting, sex and tips to help yourself to recover. Some personal post-caesarean stories from our members are included. Read More

Water Birth – Preparing For Birth in Water

Having seen many water births as a doula, I can say that they are amongst the most beautiful births I have ever seen. There’s something so soothing about birth in water. The babies are often so calm at birth, you may think that they aren’t breathing – but they just aren’t crying. Of course, the baby still gets its oxygen from the placenta while under water, so its a very safe and beautiful way to give birth. Read More

Early Labour – 8 Tips For A Low Stress Early Labour At Home

Early labour can be frustrating for some mothers-to-be, waiting for the serious stuff to kick in. Here are 8 tips and ideas for a low-stress early labour. Read More

Hormones In Labour & Birth – How Your Body Helps You

If you find yourself needing affirmation or extra confidence that you can birth normally, you must read this incredible article by Dr. Sarah Buckley. Sarah tells of the four major hormonal systems that are active and supporting you during labour and birth – oxytocin, the hormone of love; endorphins, hormones of pleasure and transcendence; adrenaline and noradrenaline, hormones of excitement; and prolactin, the mothering hormone. Read More

Childbirth Fears During Pregnancy – 12 Most Common Fears

Fear of childbirth has become a modern day epidemic amongst pregnant women. Here are the 12 most common fears about labour during pregnancy. Read More

Doula Training In Australia – How To Become A Doula

Doula training is widely available both online and in person around the world, so if you’re thinking about doula training, read on! Read More

Natural Birth – 10 Tips To Help You Succeed

Aiming for a natural birth? Most pregnant women would like one, but aren't sure how to get it. Here are 10 great tips for achieving a natural birth. Read More

Birth Unplanned – When Birth Doesn’t Go To Plan

Many of us have an idea of our ‘fantasy birth’ – how we’d like our birth to be… and even though we know to plan for the unexpected, what really happens when things actually go very different to what we imagined? Grief after birth can be profound for some women – find out how you can help yourself overcome grief after an ‘unplanned’ birth. Read More

The Third Stage of Labour – Benefits Of A Natural Third Stage

Labour doesn’t end with the birth of your baby, but the third stage, or, the birth of the placenta. The management of this stage of labour has a great deal more importance than you might think and is definitely something to look into for both you and your baby’s health. Read More

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