VBAC

A storm was brewing but I got my vaginal breech birth after caesarean!

I’ve been waiting for this incredible vaginal breech birth after caesarean story as I was so privileged to be a part of this birth as a doula, which meant being a part of  the preparation, the fears, the tears, the excitement and the unknown as even though I have supported many VBAC births, I had …

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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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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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ACOG says “VBAC associated with fewer complications than repeat caesarean delivery!”

For the most part, I feel so positive about the new VBAC guidelines just released by ACOG this month (ACOG Practice Bulletin #184) and wanted to share a few highlights that potential VBAC women can really push for with their own care providers here in Australia. We seem to be so far behind in Australia, …

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Medical Induction Methods – Synthetic Oxytocin

There is no doubt that synthetic oxytocin has its place in maternity care, and can be instrumental in saving lives, but even the companies who develop this synthetic oxytocin state that it should not be used for routine inductions and augmentation of labour unless medically necessary. For the use of synthetic oxytocin the woman needs …

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