Stillbirth – the absolute risk

Stillbirth – the absolute risk

What are the “absolute” risks of stillbirth? Many healthcare providers create fear in women when they say, “the risk of stillbirth doubles by the end of 42 weeks.” This is the “relative” risk of stillbirth. It is important that...
What to expect during labour!

What to expect during labour!

No two women are the same; therefore, no two births will be the same even with your own subsequent pregnancies. There is no text book that can tell you when you will go into labour, what you will experience and what the outcome will be. Independent childbirth...
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...