Birth Choices

Choosing a Joyful Birth – Page 2

Set a clear intention; consider having a birth affirmation or resolve. ?Write this as a clear sentence and place it in various places around your home.?Repeat it to yourself everyday before birthing, reminding yourself that your attitudes to a certain deg

Choosing a Joyful Birth

There has been much media attention recently focused on birth and the questions around it.?Where pregnant women in Australia have the option to choose to give birth, levels of intervention, the impacts of these interventions and the quality of care we can

Myths and Misconceptions About Caesareans – P.3

In Australia, most women who walk into an obstetricians office wanting to VBAC walk out 15 minutes later with the bloody image of a torn up uterus imprinted in their minds. Chilling tales of hysterectomies and dead babies are often told and women, quite r

Myths and Misconceptions About Caesareans – Page 2

The simple truth is, during a caesarean the woman has no control over what is being doneto her. She is incapacitated and sometimes unable to move at all depending onthe strength of the epidural. In rare cases the epidural may not workeffectively to block

Myths and Misconceptions About Caesareans

In Australia? today, approximately one in three women give birth by caesarean section.Caesarean surgery, like any major surgery,? carries risks for both mother and baby and also any future babies the mother? has. Despite this, many people view caesareans

Should I Write a Birth Plan?

Why should I write up a Birth Plan, you may ask. Why should you? Why shouldn't you write up a Birth Plan. Even if you don't use it, writing up your Birth Plan helps you to plan your birth, helps to set it out in your mind. You can write severa

Vaginal Birth After Caesarean

Vaginal Birth After Caesarean By Helen Bremner RN RM The decision to undertake a Vaginal Birth After Caesarean (VBAC) can be difficult for some women. As the rate of caesarean section grows in this country (1), more women may seek the option of VBAC for s

Turning Your Breech Baby – A D.I.Y Approach

Turning Your Breech Baby – A D.I.Y Approach By Elizabeth Orr It was half past eleven at night when the young registrar I had been demanding to see finally came to my hospital room. I was not feeling my best to say the least - on my own a long way fr

The Third Stage of Labour – A Midwifes Perspective

The Third Stage of Labour A Midwife's Perspective By Lois Wattis RN, RM, IPM – ACMI The Third Stage of Labour The third stage of labour extends from the birth of the baby to the expulsion of the placenta and membranes. 1 Modern midwifery and o