Birthing Options

Breech Position and Delivery

By around the eighth month of pregnancy most babies are positioned in the uterus, head down ready for delivery. But around three to four per cent of babies do not assume this position late in the pregnancy, and remain in a ...

What to Expect When having a Caesarean

Thanks to technology and the internet, there’s a wealth of information available to mums-to-be regarding birth and labour – but when it comes to caesarean sections, getting the facts can be a little more difficult. And,...

Birthing The Placenta

The placenta is the most important link between you and your baby. It sustains your baby’s life while inside you by feeding the baby all that it needs to grow and develop. Once you have given birth to your baby, you will...

What Is A Birth Centre?

A birth centre is a place where you can have your baby with the assistance of midwives, and/or obstetricians, but it is not a hospital. Women who give birth in a birth centre can also be assisted by a doula or birthing. ...

Calm Birth and Hypno-birthing

CalmBirth is a pregnancy and birth education program designed to reduce the stress and anxiety that many women feel when they think about the forthcoming birth of their child. CalmBirth founder, Peter Jackson, is an...

Water Birth

A water birth is where a woman spends some of her labour, and or the birth of her baby in a birthing pool filled with warm water. The warm water is said to naturally relieve the pain of labour without the risks associated...

What To Expect In A Hospital Birth?

When it comes to planning for the birth of your baby, one of the biggest decisions you will make is where your labour will take place. The most common choice for mothers-to-be is to give birth in hospital. But contrary...

Natural Birth

A natural birth is a labour and delivery that does not involve any medical intervention –such as pain relief, episiotomy, vacuum or forcepts, or Caesarean. There are many ways to combat the pain of contractions and the...

Home Birth – What to Consinder

Home birth is a controversial topic in today’s litigious society. The debate around home birth continues. There are risks involved involved in a home birth, but there are also benefits. Those who support home births...

Pain Relief in Childbirth

There is a preoccupation with pain and the birthing mother. But pain is a subjective notion and each individual experiences pain differently. Pain during labour can come from a variety of sources. Emotional sources can be...

Support Options During Childbirth

According to research, labouring women with support options during labour are less likely to have regional or any analgesia/anaesthesia, an operative vaginal birth and a caesarean section. The positive effects of support are...

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