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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Pain relief for your labour without drugs - What is TENS?

Pain relief for your labour without drugs - What is TENS?

The use of TENS in labour is common in Britain, but here in Australia it seems to be the best kept secret in natural birthing. So here's the 411 on using TENS for your birth from Babycentre in the UK. What is TENS? TENS is a drug-free kind of pain...

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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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