Posts tagged: pain relief

The best kept secret in natural birthing and why you need it - Using TENS for birth

The best kept secret in natural birthing and why you need it - Using TENS for birth

My son arrived at 4am after almost 48 hours of painful contractions, and totally exhausted, it had taken me almost 2 hours of pushing to deliver him laid on the bed. Thank god I went overboard with the birth partners because I needed my sister and mum to hold my...

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Stand and Deliver - A midwife speaks out about birthing positions

Stand and Deliver - A midwife speaks out about birthing positions

Hollywood movies, old paintings (and selfies on Instagram) have taught us that women give birth with perfect hair and makeup in a hospital bed. 78% of Australian women do adopt a lying down position for birthing, but this is far from ideal, or even natural, according to Hannah Dahlen, the...

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The new mum must-haves that no ones tells you about

The new mum must-haves that no ones tells you about

Trying to figure out what to pack in your hospital bag? Getting last minute items for the nursery before the arrival of your newborn? Or trying to think of a great baby shower gift or survival pack for a new mum? Forget about the baby wraps and the cute clothes...

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Don't hire a doppler; it could save your baby's life!

Don't hire a doppler; it could save your baby's life!
I was recently speaking to a nurse who works in an acute care ward of a women’s hospital, who regularly works with antenatal and postnatal women for whom things haven’t gone to plan. She was complaining about the risks mums-to-be are taking using dopplers and heart beat monitor apps at home.

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