Its Not About Homebirth, Its About Choice

You can by no means call me a hippie. I love my SUV and get heart palpitations if my mobile phone battery goes dead. I do try. I try to eat well, I try to recycle, I ride my bike, as long as there arent too many hills, and I did, despite my yuppie demeano

Men Overtaking Womens Fertility Issues

Fertility has traditionally been viewed as a womans issue but now men are leading women as the primary cause of a couples infertility. Improving sperm quality could be as simple as making some basic lifestyle changes. Young adult males who fought during t

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

Not Compatible With Life – Giving Birth – Page 2

Then suddenly I feel it, that uncontrollable urge to push Ive heard so much about, and Marg is telling me to reach down and feel for my baby. Hes just inside me, the hardness of his little skull now only a finger length away. I shift to a squatting positi

Not Compatible With Life – Giving Birth

Saturday, July 7 The first contraction is strong enough to wake? me. Eyes still shut, I roll onto my side??maybe I dreamed it. But when I feel? the second one, a wave of recognition sweeps over me. Not yet, little man, I? whisper, its not quite time. I fl