Tag: Labour and birth

turning a breech baby

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.

vbac experiences

Your Stories: VBAC Experiences

We get a lot of questions from mums who have had a caesarean and would like to attempt a natural (or vaginal) birth next time. So, we have asked three of our regular commenters to share their VBAC experiences with you.

What can a Doula do at Your Birth?

What is a doula and why do you want one?

what should I pack in my hospital bag for baby

Hospital bag

Q&A: Hospital bag check list – for mum, partner and baby! What did you pack? What couldn’t you have lived without?

Midwife Tips: Bringing on Labour At Home

Midwife Tips: Bringing on Labour At Home

One of the most common questions asked on the Baby Hints and Tips Facebook page concerns how to bring on labour, and advice given usually ranges from sex and nipple stimulation to bouncing on a fit ball, castor oil and hot curries. The question is however, is there any evidence that any of these things actually work?

home birth expert tips

Home birth – midwife tips

Home birth has always been a contentious issue in Australia, largely fuelled by the media and the medical profession. The biggest fears surrounding home birth usually boil down to one question, is it safe?

hypnobirthing

Expert Tips – Hypnobirthing

Many people hear the term HypnoBirthing and because they relate hypnosis to the most common form people see – Stage Hypnosis – they don’t really understand what it is or how it could possible help with having a baby.  What follows is a brief explanation of what HypnoBirthing is, how it can help woman wanting a natural, drug-free and intervention-free birth, what is involved in attending a class and how and when is best to do so.

Medically inducing labour - midwife tips

Medically inducing labour – midwife tips

There are many questions related to induction of labour but for this issue I will concentrate on medical ways of inducing.

choosing where to give birth - tips from a midwife

Midwife Tips: Choosing where to give Birth

When it comes to choosing where to birth your baby there are many things to think about and it can be quite overwhelming, but choosing the right place for you can have an enormous impact on your pregnancy, birthing and post partum experience and it is not quite as simple as public vs private.

midwife tips for preparing for labour

Preparing for labour

Midwife Caroline May shares her top five tips for not only surviving, but getting the most out of your labour experience (for you and bub).

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