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The Natural Alignment Plateau – stop blaming the cervix!

The Natural Alignment Plateau phrase was first used by Marjie Hathaway, who is an independent childbirth educator and author of several books, as well as a practitioner trainer for the Bradley Childbirth Method. She highlighted that it is not uncommon for women to get to a point in their labour where their cervix stops dilating. …

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Hypnobirthing classes encourage mums to trust their body

This birth story is the perfect example of how hypnobirthing classes encourage mums to trust their body and their innate wisdom. I am so proud of Sharna and Scott and how they used all their hypnobirthing knowledge and techniques to create that perfect birthing environment and drew on the experience and midwifery skills of their …

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Home foetal dopplers and Apps are becoming more concerning

Home foetal dopplers and Apps are becoming more concerning as we see social media inundated with marketing for these devices. We are seeing a rise in marketing for home dopplers and phone Apps, which monitor baby’s heartbeat while they are inutero. They are a very popular purchase by or for couples expecting a baby, especially …

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Machines that go “bing” to replace midwives

Obstetricians and GP obstetricians are heading a push for machines that go “bing” 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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