There are many myths surrounding VBAC (Vaginal Birth After Caesarean). There is no such thing as one size fits all when it comes to labour and birth… It is important to understand how your individual circumstances influence the options available to you. No two births are the same. Here we address some of the myths […]
5 Things That Help Create a Positive Birth Experience
A positive birth experience is an individual concept. It will mean different things to different people. For some, it might be how pain is managed, or it might be more important to have a certain kind of support, for others, it might be all about feeling in control of what is happening. This isn’t about […]
Why might labour be different if you have Gestational Diabetes?
In our last post about Gestational Diabetes, we mentioned that labour and birth might be different if you have this diagnosis. Here we will go into more detail about the two main interventions that you are more likely to be recommended. They are an Induction of Labour and Continuous Electronic Fetal Monitoring during labour. This […]
How do I increase my chances of a successful VBAC?
These 5 strategies can help you increase your chances of a successful VBAC Ask any woman who has had more than one baby, she’ll tell you each pregnancy and the circumstances for each birth was different. What happened for your first birth won’t necessarily happen again. Planning your next birth after a caesarean may feel […]
So you’ve been diagnosed with Gestational Diabetes… What now?
In Australia somewhere between 12% and 15% of pregnant women are diagnosed with Gestational Diabetes. Most will be managed with diet and a small number will need medication (insulin injections or oral metformin). Whilst there are a number of risk factors that predispose the condition, such as family history or high BMI, for many women […]