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Machines that go “ping” to replace midwives

Obstetricians and GP obstetricians are heading a push for machines that go “ping” to replace midwives. What this means is replacing real and dedicated continuity of care, touch, conversations, connections and experts in normal physiological birth with numbers, machines, computer screens and charts that lead to interventions and caesareans. The well-known skit from Monty Python’s …

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Knowing what your choices are and making informed decisions is the best start to any labour

Knowing what your choices are and making informed decisions is the best start to any labour. Adrianna shares her birth story, where she was initially booked in for an induction, yet after looking at all her options and evidence-based resources and confirming that she was well and her baby was doing well, she then used …

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I fired my private Obstetrician while in active labour during my VBAC and it was the most liberating and empowering thing I could have done

Introduction by Vicki…. I have waited a year to get this birth story from a woman I admire so much, and when I read this it brought tears to my eyes yet warmed my heart.  Yes, it’s a long birth story but it is one that needed to be written that helped a woman heal …

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I was just so happy that I had such a positive birth experience this time round

Sheryl shares her birth story after completing the Hypnobirthing Australia program and highlights how she only just made it to the hospital in time as she started to get the urge to bear down on arrival at the hospital. Sometimes mums can second guess themselves because they are handling their surges so well, breathing and …

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I really feel like my baby and body did all the hard work and literally all I had to do was relax and breathe

On the 28th of April at almost 35 weeks pregnant we had a wonderful surprise when we welcomed our baby girl into the world. It certainly wasn’t in the way we expected and yet given the chance I wouldn’t change a thing. I had just finished up work and was enjoying my first week on …

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The national caesarean rate continues to rise and is well outside the World Health Organisation recommendations

The Australian Institute of Health & Welfare (AIHW) have released the Australian Mothers and Babies 2016 report and it is disappointing to see that the national caesarean rate continues to rise and is well outside the World Health Organisation recommendations of between 10%-15%. This data provides an overview of mothers and babies, maternal demographics, the …

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