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A Quick 5 Minute Guide: How do I use a TENS Machine?

A Quick 5 Minute Guide: How do I use a TENS Machine?
As a midwife, birth educator and mum of 4 there is one thing that I personally recommend for all labours – A TENS Machine! Some of you may be think...

Perineal Massage During Pregnancy

Perineal Massage During Pregnancy
As you near the end of your pregnancy, you may be looking for ways that you can start to prepare your body for labour and birth. One way that you ...

Beginners Guide to using a TENS Machine: Tips and Tricks

Beginners Guide to using a TENS Machine: Tips and Tricks
All the best tips from a midwife on how to use a TENS machine for labour (3 min read) A TENS (Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation) Machine...

"Even though things hadn’t gone the way I thought they had I wouldn’t change my birth story" - Grace's Story

"Even though things hadn’t gone the way I thought they had I wouldn’t change my birth story" - Grace's Story
I was super excited to be pregnant and was probably a little naïve thinking it would be a breeze because I was young and fit. I was wrong. Pregnanc...

Choosing to birth outside the traditional system - Helena's beautiful home birth

Choosing to birth outside the traditional system - Helena's beautiful home birth
Researching all your options for birth can be a daunting process, Helena has shared her story of weighing up birthing at hospital versus at home wi...

A Doula discusses her birth using TENS

A Doula discusses her birth using TENS
I was 39 + 2 days and had peacefully come to the acceptance that after weeks of Braxton hicks, the loss of mucous plug around 38 weeks and very swo...

How to 'hack' your hormones for a better birth

How to 'hack' your hormones for a better birth
There are three main hormones that can influence a woman’s labour and birth. Firstly, a hormone is a chemical that is released from the brain in order to cause a reaction in the body, in terms of birth these hormones can work together to help your labour and birth progress. There are Oxytocin, Endorphins and Adrenaline. So, let’s talk about these hormones…

Getting through a long labour with the help of the TENS - Ashleigh's Story

Getting through a long labour with the help of the TENS - Ashleigh's Story
Having a long pre-labour can end with us feeling exhausted and well past our 'pain threshold' with many hours still to go before we can meet our ba...

The birth of Matilda May Cox supported by the TENS machine

Woman labours in a hospital with a TENS machine for natural pain relief to birth vaginally naturally
After feeling informed, an amazing Reiki session and beach walk our little love bug decided to come on her own terms. I truly believe the TENS machine and Australia Birth story’s birth class and podcast helped me have an intervention and pain med free birth.

What is the Golden Hour?

What is the Golden Hour?
We asked Midwife Lauren Brenton all about the famed Golden Hour, what is happening during that Golden Hour after you birth your baby? What are the ...

What to expect after birth

Woman experiencing postpartum body changes leans over bed
The physiological and psychological changes that every women experiences after they become a mother It's wonderful but it can be daunting! Knowing ...

Andrea's positive birth story

Andrea's positive birth story
It had been a few weeks of "is the baby here yet" and on again off again contractions. I had been in regular contact with my team of amazing midwiv...
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