Doulas versus Partners

Doulas versus Partners

Are you having trouble convincing your partner on the benefits of having a Doula at your birth? One of the main reasons a couple may not hire a Doula is because the partner thinks the Doula may take over their role, but it important to know that the Doula will be very...
A Positive Induction Birth Story

A Positive Induction Birth Story

We completed our Hypnobirthing Australia™ course in March with Vicki Hobbs – Pregnancy, Birth & Postpartum Specialist in preparation for an end of May / early June due date. My pregnancy had been perfect, no complications, the dates had never changed with...
Independent Midwives in Western Australia

Independent Midwives in Western Australia

We are so lucky to have so many awesome Independent Midwives available in Western Australia. An Independent Midwife (IM) is a midwife who is in private practice and is not linked or governed by a hospital or the Community Midwifery Program, although some IM’s...
Induction Methods – Prostaglandin Gels

Induction Methods – Prostaglandin Gels

A synthetic version of prostaglandin hormones is inserted into your vagina either as tablets, gels, suppositories or pessaries. You will need to remain in hospital for this and once inserted it is recommended that you lie down for at least 30 minutes so the gel can...
Induction Methods – Balloon Catheter

Induction Methods – Balloon Catheter

The aim of using the balloon catheter is to try and avoid a pharmaceutical induction and is recommended by the World Health Organisation (WHO). The Foley’s catheter is a single balloon inserted inside the cervix and the Cook’s device is a double balloon, one inserted...
Induction Methods – Stretch & Sweep

Induction Methods – Stretch & Sweep

Your medical caregivers will tell you that a stretch and sweep is not considered an “intervention” as such, because it doesn’t involve drugs, so it is natural. However, anything that is trying to start labour (other than your own body) is an “intervention” and has...