The importance of support | the fourth trimester

By Bree Taylor Molyneaux As a mum of nearly six years, one of the biggest underestimations that many new parents make when expecting their first baby, is the post birth recovery period which is also known as the fourth trimester. The fourth trimester is based on the concept that after 37-42 weeks of gestation in the womb, a baby needs time to adjust to life on the outside and that this can take two to three months. During this time it is useful to ease baby into their new life, which sudd...
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Giving birth to critical thinking | TEDx talk

Miranda Ortiz TEDx talk on natural birth
Natural birth or C-section? In ths TEDx talk, experienced Doula & HypnoBirthing practitioner Miranda Ortiz, shares how questioning the delivery method for your baby can open a door to critical thinking within your family (for this and any other matter). Get an overview of the benefits of natural birth, and why its a choice for every parent who wants to seek it.  
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Why doulas are a must for your birth

why Doulas | Mongan Method HypnoBirthing in Brisbane
by Moran Liviani. The word ‘Doula’ is becoming a bit more well known these days because women intuitively know and are seeking the guidance of another woman whom understands and has the knowledge and is trained to support, educate and be the trusting guide you need to light your way on your birthing day. When I was pregnant with my second baby girl I had a friend suggest to me to obtain the services of a Doula. I had no idea what a Doula was and so I started researching and the more I read...
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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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Benefits of a Natural Third Stage – Physiological Birth

The third stage of labour is when the placenta is birthed (usually within 30-60 minutes of the baby being birthed). Today almost all 'civilised nations' who have women birthing in hospitals manage the third stage of labour with an artificial injection of ocytocin/ Pitocin /Syntocin in Australia). The purpose of this is to encourage the placenta to release from the uterus quickly, in order to prevent the occurrence of a Post Partum Haemorrhage. In natural birth when this stage takes place w...
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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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Want a Natural Birth? Choose a Midwife.

Why choose a midwife or a midwifery model of care over an obsetrician? There are many reasons why every pregnant woman should consider having a midwife. First of all, it is very important to be able to define and differentiate a midwife from an obstetrician / doctor. A midwife is a health professional who provides holistic care to pregnant women and their newborns. A midwife does not only focus on the natural processes of pregnancy, labor and delivery, she also combines natural practi...
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Doula Stats

Did you know by just having a doula present at your birth there is: 50% reduction in Cesarean delivery 25% decrease in the length of labour for first time mothers 60% decrease in requests for an epidural 40% decrease in the use of artificial oxytocin 30% decrease in the use of forceps a decrease in the use of pain relief medications (narcotics) Know you understand why this famous statement was made: "If a doula were a drug, it would be unethical not to use it - John H. Kennel...
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