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Real life birth story: a posterior baby

Real life birth story: a posterior baby

My first twinges, like period cramps, started around 3am one day about two weeks before my due date. I had an appointment with my obstetrician that morning. I was glad to hear from him that things were progressing, I was fully thinned out, and to go home and wait for things to “crank up”. Fake […]

Classic baby name ideas that are not popular right now

Classic baby name ideas that are not popular right now

Are you looking for a name for your baby girl or boy that is a little bit unique; a name that few babies of their generation will have? If you like the current trend towards classic names you can still choose one aside from those popular right now. Births, Deaths and Marriages Victoria has an […]

The Homebirth Debate

The Homebirth Debate

Is a minority of hijackers misrepresenting major advances in Australian Midwifery?  Two edited takes debate the point

Caesar’s Legacy?

Caesar’s Legacy?

A Caesarean is meant to be a lifesaving operation rather than an operation of convenience. But figures show that many Caesarean deliveries are carried out where the threat of emergency does not exist. 

Preparing for Labour

Preparing for Labour

Everything you need to know about preparing for labour from arnica to yoga.

Birthplan

Birthplan

Sometimes called a ‘wildcard’ a birthplan can help psychologically prepare you for labour. What would you include on yours?

What to Pack

What to Pack

Our tried and tested tips on what to pack for labour and birth

Positions please

Positions please

Many people think that the position in which your baby is lying in the womb is down to good or bad luck and that there’s nothing you can do to change it. But that isn’t always the case. There are things you can do to encourage your baby into the best position so as to […]

Perineal Massage

Perineal Massage

Massaging the perineal area from mid pregnancy is known to reduce the need for episiotomy and lessen the risk of tearing.

Unexpected Births

Unexpected Births

Would you know what to do if you got caught short and went into labour early? Registered Medical Practitioner Dermot Mora is an expert in unexpected births in unexpected places


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