Labour and Birth

Emergency Caesarean: That moment you are told “You didn’t do it right”

05.12.2017  

While all experiences of pregnancy are different, most women hope for an uncomplicated birth. Unfortunately, that isn’t always the case. The gorgeous Belinda shares her story with us today of …

Difficult Pregnancy: When things don’t go according to plan

14.11.2017  

Did you go through a difficult pregnancy? With health scares for her and bub along the way, Cathy shares her story for other mums to find hope!

C-sections and developmental delays: what is missing from the conversation

22.09.2017  

Roughly 300,000 babies are born in Australia each year. Of those births approximately 30%, or 90,000 babies will be born by caesarean section. That is a lot of you who …

pregnancy

Early Labour Signs

27.06.2017  

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

Placenta chronicles - 5 ideas for using your placenta

Placenta chronicles – 5 ideas for using your placenta

29.01.2017  

The placenta. A slightly squeamish topic for some. Nevertheless ideas abound for using your placenta after delivery.

Childbirth & going with the flow

Going with the flow – tips for pregnancy and childbirth

11.11.2016  

For one mumma, going with the flow meant shrugging off mean comments about her size during pregnancy and appreciating that a natural birth isn’t always possible.

Is this Braxton Hicks or real labour

Is this Braxton Hicks or real labour

31.10.2016  

Mums share how they knew the answer to is this Braxton Hicks or real labour?

inducing labour so FIFO husband can attend labour

Inducing so FIFO husband can attend birth

10.09.2016  

inducing labour so FIFO husband can attend birth – parents share how they managed when baby was due when FIFO husband rostered to work

preparing for a c section

Prepare for a c section

28.07.2016  

Prepare for a c section. Mums share their best tips on how to get ready for a c section. Eg high waisted undies, taking it easy, taking your pain control…

baby engaged

How early was your baby engaged?

15.02.2016  

Q&A: How early did your baby engage and how long after baby engaged did you go into labour?

induction with gel

Induction with gel

12.02.2016  

Induction with gel. Mums share their experience with being induced with gel alone. How soon labour progressed and if they could go home

Water birth, labour, birth

Water Birth Experiences

07.12.2015  

Q&A: Just wondering if I could get some advice on a water birth (not a home water birth). I am just wondering who has opted for this and would love to hear success stories as well as positives and negatives of a water birth

bleeding stop after birth

When did you stop bleeding after birth?

09.11.2015  

Q&A: When did you stop bleeding after birth?

Was your second baby early or late?

Was your second baby early or late?

26.10.2015  

Was your second baby early or late? Parents share when their second child was born: early, late or born on their due date.

France with you in labour

Wanting birth partner with you during childbirth

25.10.2015  

Wanting Your Birth Partner With You During Childbirth: I am 33 weeks in my first pregnancy- my partner thinks he’d be more useful at work than with me in the ‘early’ stages

c-section under general anaesthetic

C-Section under General Anaesthetic

07.10.2015  

Q&A: What were your experiences with c section under a general anaesthetic?

C-Section Experiences

C-Section Experiences

07.10.2015  

Parents share their C-section experiences. Tips to be prepared and for recovery from a caesarean from mums who have experienced it

Epidural Injection

Subsequent epidural injection after failure

30.09.2015  

Q&A: For my first birth I opted for an epidural and it was unsuccessful (only numbed my legs). I’m due with #2 in a few months and am tossing up whether to have another epidural or not.

Pain Relief Alternatives To Epidural in Labour

Pain Relief Alternatives To Epidural in Labour

03.08.2015  

Community Tips: Parents share their experience with pain relief alternatives to epidural including saline injections, TENS machines, gas and showers

Positive Natural Birth Stories

Positive Natural Birth Stories

01.08.2015  

Community Tips: Parents share their positive natural birth stories for a mum to be who has heard lots of horror stories about child birth

Dad: How to be helpful at your child’s birth!

19.07.2015  

Dad’s Role in Childbirth – Our resident daddy blogger, Chris, shares a poem about how dad’s role in childbirth

Show stopping just born photography by Shannon Jensen

12.07.2015  

We love birth and just born photography here at Baby Hints & Tips. It just makes you feel a certain way. Tingles. Goose bumps. You marvel in awe at the …

elective induction of labour

Elective induction of labour

12.07.2015  

Just wondering if anyone has had an elective induction of labour ?   Read midwife tips on induction of labour Positive experiences of induction here I have…my second was an …

TENS machine for pain relief in labour

10.07.2015  

Q&A: Just wanting to know experiences from people who used the TENS pain relief during labour. Did it work and was it worth it?

C Section or Natural Birth Which is Better

05.07.2015  

Q&A: For those Mum’s who have had both a natural labor and a c section, if you could choose, what would you prefer??

Babies Due Date Anxiety

03.07.2015  

Community Tips: Parents share their experience with anxiety and stress as babies due date arrives. Mum is ready to meet baby but feeling a lot of physical discomfort

Amazing Birth Photography by Allison Cox

01.07.2015  

There’s nothing more powerful, more amazing or more primal than giving birth. Allison Cox has captured the elation, the pain, the tears and the triumphs in a series of  photos …

Most comfortable clothing for labour

28.06.2015  

Q&A: What did you find most comfortable clothing for labour? In all stages? It will just be myself and Hubby in the room with the midwife.

Delayed Cord Clamping – Midwife explains

19.06.2015  

Midwife Tips: Midwife, Michelle, explains what delayed cord clamping is and information on should you use delayed cord clamping with your children

Birthing Centre vs Hospital Birth

05.06.2015  

Q&A: What are people’s thoughts on birth centres Vs Hospital labour?

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