The smooth, quick hypnobirth of Olivia – July 2012

I am now the proud mother of Olivia - a gorgeous 3 1/2 month old. Olivia was born at 4.45am weighing 2.75kg so just a little bubba and I am proud to say we had a natural labour from start to end! My obstetrician started talking about sweeping my membranes at 36 weeks but we managed to keep putting him off. The friday before Olivia was born, I think my membranes gradually leaked throughout the day so I wasn't 100% sure that my waters had broken but I thought something might be happening. Th...
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Natural childbirth: Challenges & solutions in the 21st century

by Bree Taylor Molyneaux Queensland (and Australia) now has the highest caesarean rate in our history;  47.9% in Private Hospitals and 34% in Public Hospitals[1], so the importance of supporting and educating women in birth choices becomes increasingly necessary. As an independent birth educator I hear a vast range of birth stories which make me both cry with joy and shed tears of sadness and frustration. Birth is supposed to be a joyful event, a rite of passage that marks the transition f...
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