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 […]
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 […]
Is a minority of hijackers misrepresenting major advances in Australian Midwifery? Two edited takes debate the point
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.
Everything you need to know about preparing for labour from arnica to yoga.
Sometimes called a ‘wildcard’ a birthplan can help psychologically prepare you for labour. What would you include on yours?
Our tried and tested tips on what to pack for labour and birth
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 […]
Massaging the perineal area from mid pregnancy is known to reduce the need for episiotomy and lessen the risk of tearing.
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