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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

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




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