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Childbirth

What is a Doula?

Jul 7, 2014 by Kat Tate

Childbirth can be an uncertain time for many soon-to-be parents. That’s why many turn to a doula.

What is a Doula?
Acupuncture and Hypnosis Decrease Labour Pain

Acupuncture and Hypnosis Decrease Labour Pain

Nov 16, 2011 by Carolyn Ee

The pain of giving birth is often intense and distressing. Two recent systematic reviews have found that acupuncture and hypnosis are likely to be beneficial in managing pain during labour.

HypnoBirthing

HypnoBirthing

Jul 27, 2011 by Dr Julie Phillips-Moore

Research has shown that the use of hypnosis for childbirth results in shorter labours, reduced use of pain medications, higher Agpar scores, reduced surgical delivery and reduced postpartum depression.

The Benefits of Giving Birth with a Doula

The Benefits of Giving Birth with a Doula

May 10, 2011 by Maryanne Holm

A doula, or birth support professional, is an ideal way to ensure you are completely supported during one of the most physically and emotionally challenging times of your life.

CALMBIRTH®

Aug 11, 2010

Relaxation is key to the calmbirth® approach, and is achieved by meditative techniques designed to lower blood pressure, heart rates and metabolic rates.

What You Need to Know About a Water Birth

Jun 16, 2010

A water birth is a relaxing setting and medium for mothers and newborn babies alike. Water and the buoyancy it provides significantly reduces the physical stress of labour and child birth.

Childbirth and Natural Therapies

Oct 14, 2009

The excitement of pregnancy and childbirth is often outweighed by the complications, pain and anxiety identified with these conditions. A woman’s nutritional needs are different due to pregnancy and childbirth.

Dealing with Labour Anxiety

Jul 28, 2009

An expectant mother experiences all kinds of worry relating to her pregnancy. First, she has to prepare the nursery, the baby's clothes and other things that the baby may need.

Newborn Cries

May 12, 2009

Crying is a newborn baby's main method of communication, and is intended to tell you that something is wrong. Crying is designed to get your attention and inform you of a need so you can respond quickly.

Pre Eclampsia

Jan 14, 2009

Pre eclampsia is a dangerous combination of high blood pressure, fluid retention, and high levels of protein in the urine of women after their 20th week of pregnancy. It is sometimes called toxemia and it affects roughly 1 in 20 pregnant women. If it is