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Nitrous Oxide for Pain Relief in Labour

Nitrous Oxide for Pain Relief in Labour By Jane Palmer Nitrous Oxide (N20) is otherwise known as laughing gas. It is an anaesthetic gas that has been used since the beginning of the last century. It is commonly used during surgery and as a pain relief method during labour. A lot of people will

2018-11-05T18:31:38+00:00

Pain in labour: Your hormones are your helpers

Pain in labour: Your hormones are your helpers By Dr Sarah Buckley First published in Australia’s Parents Pregnancy, Autumn 1999, as “Your Hormones are your Helpers” Imagine this. Your cat is pregnant, due to give birth around the same time as you are. You have your bags packed for hospital, and are awaiting the

2018-11-06T18:28:03+00:00

Pethidine for Pain Relief in Labour

Pethidine for Pain Relief in Labour By Jane Palmer Pethidine is a widely used drug for pain relief in labour. Pethidine is a similar drug to morphine and heroin. These three drugs are from a family of drugs known as opioids. Opioids basically are morphine-like drugs. Morphine is a natural drug that can be

2018-11-06T18:33:41+00:00

Eating and Drinking During Labour: Let Women Decide

Eating and Drinking During Labour: Let Women Decide By The Cochrane Library January 20, 2010 Media Release Women should be allowed to eat and drink what they want during labour, say Cochrane Researchers. The researchers carried out a systematic review of studies examining the traditional practice of restricting food and fluid intake during labour

2018-11-06T18:38:20+00:00

Oxytocin: The hormone of love and birth

Oxytocin: The hormone of love and birth By Hannah Dahlen Love has long been the domain of poets, artists and philosophers, but it's only in the past 50 years that it has really begun to hold the attention of scientists. What they are discovering is startling. Oxytocin, now dubbed the "hormone of love", holds

2018-11-06T19:25:41+00:00

ACM Media Release: Midwifery Care

ACM Media Release: Midwifery Care July 26th 2012 Australian study shows continuity of midwifery care reduces caesarean section rates during childbirth, increases satisfaction with birth for women and leads to better health outcomes for babies. An Australian first, and the world’s largest randomised controlled trial of ‘one to one’, or ‘caseload midwifery’, was published

2018-11-07T18:52:37+00:00

Birth trauma

Birth trauma By The Birth Trauma Association (UK) What is birth trauma? When we talk of birth trauma, we mean Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) that occurs after childbirth. We also include those women who may not meet the clinical criteria for PTSD but who have some of the symptoms of the disorder. PTSD

2018-11-08T18:27:36+00:00

Help! How will I know when it’s time to go to hospital?

Help! How will I know when it’s time to go to hospital? By Hannah Dahlen It’s a stormy night and a sleek Jaguar creeps along the road, avoiding the carnage with breathtaking precision. A beautiful young actress clad in a shimmering evening gown, turns to her angular jawed partner and gasps ‘It’s coming!’ Moments

2018-11-08T18:33:35+00:00

Active birth – Slow dancing

Active birth - Slow dancing Active birth is a way to work with birth physiology. Indeed, in labour a woman is encouraged to move and change her position freely. Using upright positions harnesses gravity to help with the progress of labour. Movement also helps with baby's position and a woman's comfort in labour. This

2018-11-08T18:39:17+00:00
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