Natural ”drugs’ present in labour

There are many different definitions for the word drug. Many women choose artificial drugs in labour (ie an epidural) probably unaware of the vast array of natural drugs your body produces in a natural, physiological birth where no chemicals are injected or absorbed into the body. drug (drug) 1. a chemical substance that affects the processes of the mind or body. Which drugs should you choose for your labor? Natural oxytocin- "Oxytocin is the hormone that causes the uterus to contract dur...
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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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Your Baby Can Hear You

Long before they are born, babies are thinking, feeling and even acting.  They can learn and remember. The renowned conductor, Boris Brott, found that he knew a piece of music sight unseen. He was surprised to discover that it was a piece his mother, a professional cellist, had practised many times during her pregnancy. He had learnt it before he was born. What happens during a baby’s time in the womb shapes his personality, drives and ambitions in many important ways. How the mother thinks a...
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Natural Undisturbed birth

An extract from “gentle birth gentle mothering” by Sarah J. Buckley MD. When birth is undisturbed, our birthing hormones can take us into ecstasy, so that we enter motherhood awakened and transformed. This is not just a good feeling; the post birth hormones that suffuse the brain of a new mother and her baby also catalyse profound neurological changes. These changes give the new mother personal empowerment, physical strength, and an intuitive sense of her baby’s needs, and they pre...
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Top 15 Myths of Childbirth

Doctors only do interventions that are truly necessary. Continuous fetal monitoring is safer than intermittent monitoring. You have to birth on your back in a hospital bed. The umbilical cord: you have to cut and clamp the cord immediately after birth and if it is wrapped around the baby’s neck it is dangerous. It is safe to be induced and if you are not induced you will not go into labor on your own. Labor begins when a pregnant womans water breaks and she must birth between 1...
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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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Simplifying Birth

Calm natural birth is possible with HypnoBirthing. Pregnant Possibilities, HypnoBirthing in Brisbane
Written by renowned French Obsetrician Michel Odent who has revolutionised the face of Natural, Instinctual Birth in our modern drug prone world. When I was in charge of the maternity unit of the Pithiviers, France, my main objective was to improve the birth environment in order to facilitate the physiological processes. This is how the midwives, a group of mothers and I proceeded to transform one of the conventional delivery rooms into a small home-like birthing room—a small...
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HypnoBirthing for a Planned C-section

healing birth after a birth trauma | Pregnant Possibilities
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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Vaginal Exams(VE): who needs them in labour?

This is an extract from a great article by Nurturing Hearts Birth Services on vaginal/cervical exams: Vaginal Exams - when are they neccesary in labour? I get the call ... I head over to the family’s home and she wants her cervix checked. And I wonder…why? Is it to prove to me that she’s in labor? I believe her…and I doubt that’s the main reason. The main reason women want their cervix checked in labor is to prove to THEM they are in labor! They can’t just let it be w...
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Hypnosis cuts caesarean birth rate

HypnoBirthing Mongan Method in Brisbane
As the NHS is funding research into the use of hypnosis and birth (the SHIP tirial), a detailed survey of more than 1250 women who learnt self hypnosis as part of their birth preparation, indicates that these techniques will lead to a significant reduction in caesarean sections. The findings from the online survey are being presented at the 1st World Congress of Obstetrics, Gynaecology and Andrology (WCOGA 2011) to be held at the Queen Elizabeth II Conference Centre, London, during March 20-23. ...
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