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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Caesarean Section or Vaginal Birth?

From an article written by Gina Lowdon and Debbie Chippington Derrick First published in the AIMS Journal, Vol 14, No 1, 2002 Why bother going through the process of giving birth vaginally when you can have a planned caesarean section? Increasing numbers of women today appear to be subscribing to this view. Maternal request for delivery by caesarean section is reportedly on the increase and has been blamed, in part, for the continuing rise in the caesarean section rate. Why has caesarea...
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Are induced labours affecting caesarean rates?

Today, more than one third of all babies almost 50% of babies born in Australian Private Hospitals are being born by c-section. So why are so many more women choosing C-sections? Do women have enough information to make informed decisions? What role do physicians and perhaps, most importantly, hospitals play in C-section rates? The Link between C-Sections and Induced Labor Today, more and more expectant mothers are scheduling their babies’ births rather than leaving the timing to ...
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HypnoBirthing for a Planned C-section

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Can HypnoBirthing be beneficial to someone who has special circumstances or who must have a C-section? From an article by Sharon Gourlay Sacred Beginning, Ohio   HypnoBirthing is beneficial for mums who require a c-section! Women who must have a c-section birth have used the HypnoBirthing® techniques throughout their pregnancies and found HypnoBirthing® helps in several different ways: Prenatal Bonding HypnoBirthing® encourages you to connect with your unborn child, embracing...
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