Birth Education

VBAC: Myths vs Reality

It has become pretty standard for birthing people to believe that once you have had one caesarean section (herein referred to as 'c-section' for ease!) for the birth of your baby that there is no longer any other option for subsequent births but to have another c-section. This idea has been perpetuated by obstetricians and… Continue reading VBAC: Myths vs Reality

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Understanding the Cascade of Intervention

Many things in life have unintended consequences; they may or may not have the effect that we want, and they may also have other unplanned and possibly unwanted effects. Maternity interventions can have unintended effects, especially during labour and birth. Often these effects are new problems that are ‘solved’ with further intervention, which may in… Continue reading Understanding the Cascade of Intervention

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Why you should consider Delayed Cord Clamping

A study out of the Royal Women's Hospital in Melbourne has recently highlighted the benefits of delayed cord clamping, particularly for infants who emerge from the womb and fail to take breath within a few moments of birth.  The research has been all over Facebook and other media, and demonstrates that while remaining connected by… Continue reading Why you should consider Delayed Cord Clamping