Labour and Birth

Caring for older children when in labour


Parent Tips: Parents share their experience with finding an option for older children when in labour and no family or friends near by

Experiences with tearing or episiotomy in labour


Q&A: What are your experiences with tearing or having an episiotomy during birth?

What to do with older children when in labour


Q&A: Could parents in similar a situation please provide their experiences and advice

When to get in the birthing pool


Q&A: Am having my first home/water birth (my 5th pregnancy) and have been told not to get into the water too soon as this can slow the contractions down.

Breathing techniques for labour


Q&A: Just wondering if breathing techniques during labour helped or did everything go out the window once contractions started. I didn’t read up on or use these during my first and was wondering if it really is beneficial and if so what are some tips?

amazing birth photos

Amazing, heart-stopping birth photos by Laura Elie


Amazing birth photos that capture the pure emotion of birth and will make you reflect on your birth experience or imagine what birth would be like

Placenta Encapsulation


Q&A: I am interested in Placenta Encapsulation. Has anyone had any good experience with this and could anyone please highly recommend someone who does it from Joondalup Hospital?

birth plans

Are birth plans worth the paper they are written on?


Expert Tips: Midwife shares the value of a birth plan and what should be included in yours in preparation of your labour

Private vs public maternity care in Australia


Community tips: Private v’s public to have baby in Australia? Good private obstetrician and your out of pocket expenses please. Just want to see if it is affordable going private.

Dads and Birth: What it was Really Like

Dads and Birth: What it was Really Like


Blog – The biggest and best surprise, however, was just how GOOD it is being a Dad. My wife and I were very happy before having kids – careers, lots of travel, good friends & good times – but it just doesn’t begin to compare to what we have now.

Episiotomy recovery with physiotherapy


Q&A: Has anyone had a midwife refer them to a physio because of a traumatic birth that required a large episiotomy?

Positive induction experiences

Induction of Labour – positive birth stories


Q&A: Can anyone share their positive experiences with being induced?

siblings in the delivery room

Children in the delivery room


Children in the delivery room during labour and the birth – parents share their experiences

Delayed Cord Clamping


Q&A: Just wanting advice/information from parents who delayed cord clamping.

Caesarean Section: Dealing with the disappointment


I just had my third baby 4 days ago via emergency c section. My greatest fear was to have a section. I delivered first 2 naturally with complications but nothing …

VBAC with twins


Has anyone had a twin pregnancy after a singleton c section and been able to try for a vbac?

When did you experience Braxton Hicks?


How early did you experience Braxton Hicks?

Stretch and Sweeps – Are they painful?


Q&A: Stretch and sweeps are they painful?

What did you do in the early stages of Labour?


Q&A: How did you deal with early labour? Any tips for keeping your mind distracted or dealing with those early contractions for our mums-to-be? Any funny stories to share? I got a friend to braid my hair for no. 3 because I wanted one post-labour photo without my hair in an absolute mess!

Anxiety leading up to labour


Q&A: I think I sound stupid, but Im pregnant with my 5th child and am absolutely terrified of labour


Frank Breech Baby – Preparing for Delivery


Q&A: Has anyone had a vaginal frank breech delivery? Was it horrendous and full of intervention?

raspberry leaf tea

Raspberry Leaf Tea


Q&A: Just wondering at what stage in pregnancy did other mums start drinking raspberry tea and do you believe it helped with your labour?

Multiple C-Sections


Q&A: How many c-sections have you had and did you make the decision in conjunction with your doctor and when did you make the decision to have your tubes tied

How long after losing mucus plug until labour


Q&A: I’m 37 weeks on Sunday and started to lose my mucus plug last night and again this morning. After seeing the doctor today he thinks bub will be arriving in the next week, how long after losing your plug did you go into labour?



Q&A: I’m 36 wks pregnant and was wondering if anyone had any advice on hypnobirthing. I’m very worried about the second stage of labour and how to get through it. I’d really appreciate all thoughts. This is my third and have had previous traumatic experiences. I’m hoping to have a water birth and be drug free.


Early Labour Signs


Q&A: What were other mummy’s early signs of labour?

Acupuncture and Labour


Q&A: Would love to hear all of your experiences with acupuncture to induce labour and if it worked for you? Also any other tips would be great! Trying to avoid a medical induction



Q&A: I’m booked in to be induced next week. What can I expect?

Does a breech birth mean a caesarean? Midwife tips


Finding out your baby is in a breech position can be frightening and, for some women, disappointing as it means they have to have a caesarean delivery – or do they? Midwife Caroline May explains why many breech babies are delivered by caesar and whether vaginal delivery can remain as one of your options.

Midwife Tips: Breech babies


Babies are meant to turn themselves head down in the latter part of a pregnancy, but not all do with approximately 4-5% staying upright. Midwife Caroline May discusses some of the options available for mums to encourage their breech bub to turn.