The Birth of Ella – October 2011

After being diagnosed with gestational diabetes, I was scheduled for an induction of labour at 40 weeks. I had booked myself in for acupuncture induction on the Friday before my due date (to encourage labour to begin without intervention) with the option of doing another session on the Saturday, but I went into labour naturally on Friday morning, and after 21 hours, our daughter Ella was born at 2:47am on Saturday. I got the labour I wanted in the end - starting spontaneously at 5:20am Fri...
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Questions to ask when choosing an Obsetrician

So you want a vaginal birth but are still planning to hire an OB 'just in-case' or because you figure private is better right? Well in the birthing world that is far from the truth. For more on that read this blog post and this one or contact me directly. Back to the questions at hand; what to ask an OB to confirm they are supportive of a natural or vaginal delivery with minimal intervention and a therefore a reduced likelihood of c-section. The questions are as follows Why did you cho...
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Why get Independant Birth Education?

Article written by Kelly Wilder of Belly Belly http://www.bellybelly.com.au/pregnancy/independent-birth-education So you’re pregnant, want the very best birth for you and your baby and want to get your hands on as much information as possible! So, here’s 9 great reasons why independent childbirth education is going to help give you the best chance possible at the most positive experience. 1. Independent Educators Are Specialists In What They Do When you choose an independent educator...
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Useful Labor Positions

The positions shown here facilitate the normal, natural process of labor. What position should you use? HypnoBirthing always encourages you follow your body. Move freely in response to what you feel. Your body will let you know just what position is best at every point in your labor. STANDING SUPPORTED SQUAT Pros Realigns your pelvis to increase the opening by up to 15 percent Allows you to be supported by your standing or sitting partner, the wall or a squat bar Takes advantage o...
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