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Inducing Labour Naturally

Inducing Labour Naturally Finding ways of inducing labour naturally has never been more imperative. Medical induction of labour has been increasing since the 1980s. Now days over 25% of women have their labours induced and a further 19.2% will have their labours sped up by artificial means (Australian Mothers and Babies 2009). Common methods

2018-10-20T17:36:32+00:00

Birth Journeys: Positive birth stories to encourage and inspire

Birth Journeys: Positive birth stories to encourage and inspire Much of our pre-existing knowledge about birth comes from the stories we have been exposed to from the time we were children. Sadly, these stories are rarely positive stories. Women are often told horror stories about birth as soon as they become pregnant, if not

2018-10-25T17:51:08+00:00

Placentophagy

Placentophagy Placentophagy, consumption of one’s own placenta, is undergoing a small revival in Western culture. Numerous benefits to maternal health and wellbeing have be purported by placentophagy. These include specific hormones and nutrients which may be derived from ingestion, benefits for nutrition, the prevention of postnatal depression and increased lactation. However research in support

2018-10-25T18:13:16+00:00

Designing a birth plan

Designing a birth plan By Hannah Dahlen A birth plan is a way of communicating your wishes to those who will care for you during labour. It helps you to think about the kind of labour and birth you would like to have, and what you particularly want to avoid. A birth plan most

2018-10-30T18:48:44+00:00

Labour

Labour By Jane Palmer As the birth approaches a woman’s body begins to prepare for the labour. Signs that women may experience prior to labour include: Show (pink mucous discharge from the vagina), engagement of the baby’s head, more frequent Braxton Hicks contractions, a change in baby’s movements as they run out of space,

2018-10-31T18:58:48+00:00

Ouch that hurts! Coping with the pain of labour

Ouch that hurts! Coping with the pain of labour By Hannah Dahlen “I couldn’t put in my mind what pain I would suffer. It was the worst pain I’ve ever had in my life. I can see the pain you know. Not feel it, I can see it.” (Laura) “I just feel so empowered,

2018-11-02T18:31:27+00:00

Swept away!

Swept away! By Hannah Dahlen Going overdue is never easy but going so overdue that you have to be induced can be traumatic for women. There is no doubt that nature is the best midwife when it comes to labour, and induction comes with its own risks. Not only is the labour associated with

2018-11-04T16:26:37+00:00

Leaving Well Alone: A Natural Approach to the Third Stage of Labour

Leaving Well Alone: A Natural Approach to the Third Stage of Labour By Dr Sarah Buckley This information was first published in 2000 in the book Lotus Birth, and has been extensively updated and rewritten for 2009 and published in Sarah's book Gentle Birth, Gentle Mothering available at www.sarahjbuckley.com Copyright Dr Sarah Buckley, 2000

2018-11-05T18:23:32+00:00
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