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To Test or not to Test

During a rare quiet moment the other day I stumbled upon this article in the Toronto Star: ‘Over-testing can have a serious downside’. Written by Dr Sacha Bhatia, it’s a quick sum up of a phenomenon we are more than familiar with in the maternity care industry: that more tests and procedures do not equate to better outcomes. 716 more words

Doula

The day we met our baby

Our baby girl arrived at 00:40 on the 19th September 2014, 6 days ahead of schedule.

The evening before I went into labour my Mum had been visiting, and spent easily 3 hours straight massaging my poor swollen, preggo feet – she had taken the time to research… 1,400 more words

Pregnancy

Informed Choice...removing the fear

The importance of choice.

A major part of the success of hypnobirthing is the creation of confidence and therefore the removal of fear. A large component of this is removing yourself from tales of negativity and instead making sure you are surrounded with positive birth stories and people who actively support your wishes. 1,569 more words

Hypnobirthing

Practice Defensive Birthing

Nowadays hospitals are practicing defensive medicine – which basically means they feel they have to use all their tools and interventions to prove that they’ve done everything they can to produce the best outcome.  811 more words

Doula

Rowan's Birth Story

Rowan turns 18 months today and her mommy, a talented wedding photographer and friend who took my private Lamaze classes wrote this lovely birth story for my blog to celebrate this special day. 1,157 more words

Birth

A Petite Mom's Big Birth Story - Jersey City Medical Center

First Time Mom