Easier Labour and Birth

The Actually Useful, Very Sensible and Practical Guide to Make Birth Easier Part 2 – Quick Guide to Make Birth Easier

Guide to Make Birth Easier – Have You Read Part 1? Part 1 of this Guide to Make Birth Easier introduces fetal positioning, what it means for your labour and how fetal positioning techniques can help reduce labour time, and make birth easier even with a head down baby. It also covers the benefits of… Continue reading The Actually Useful, Very Sensible and Practical Guide to Make Birth Easier Part 2 – Quick Guide to Make Birth Easier

Easier Labour and Birth

The Actually Useful, Very Sensible and Practical Guide to Make Birth Easier Part 1 – Introduction

An extract of this was published as a guest post on admissionsofaworkingmother.com April 2016 titled Make Birth Easier.   Make Birth Easier? Really? Some people believe there’s not much you can really ‘do’ to make birth easier, shorter or safer. I am not one of those people anymore. For some women, medical intervention really is necessary,… Continue reading The Actually Useful, Very Sensible and Practical Guide to Make Birth Easier Part 1 – Introduction

Newborn Health

MakeBirthEasierCampaignUK – Delayed Cord Clamping

  ‘Delayed Cord Clamping – The single most important gift you can give to your baby.’ Hannah Tizard #BloodtoBaby Make Birth Easier Blogging has been quiet for a few months since the launch of MakeBirthEasierCampaignUK earlier this year, however, progress has not halted (research proposals are in the approvals stage with the Research Board which is fantastic!!) and with continuing… Continue reading MakeBirthEasierCampaignUK – Delayed Cord Clamping

Fetal Positioning Techniques

MakeBirthEasierCampaignUK – Aftercare (Featuring A Personal Story)

‘Fetal positioning techniques can facilitate easier, faster and safer birthing thus reducing the ever increasing number of caesarean sections performed and the amount of drugs administered. A reduction in medical intervention, and particularly caesarean sections, would reduce the necessity for aftercare; helping to cut down on post operative infections, post operative complications, and even helping… Continue reading MakeBirthEasierCampaignUK – Aftercare (Featuring A Personal Story)

Easier Labour and Birth

MakeBirthEasierCampaignUK – Move Mummy to Help Baby

‘Please don’t forget maternal position, the obstetric bed was probably the worst invention in the history of childbirth, turning women into passive patients who expected that there was nothing they could do to reduce their pain. MJ’ Campaign Update If you haven’t read my first blog post yet – the story behind the Campaign –… Continue reading MakeBirthEasierCampaignUK – Move Mummy to Help Baby

Fetal Positioning Techniques

MakeBirthEasierCampaignUK – Research

‘Women in this country would have a better chance of an easier, uncomplicated, intervention free birth if midwives and other health care providers had training in fetal positioning techniques. To reach that goal, we need evidence.’ Campaign Update The MakeBirthEasierCampaignUK was launched a week ago and I’m pleased to say it has generated a fair… Continue reading MakeBirthEasierCampaignUK – Research

Fetal Positioning Techniques

MakeBirthEasier CampaignUK

‘I turned my back-to-back baby and regulated my own contractions to avoid induction and caesarean section – most British midwives don’t know how to do what I did – #MakeBirthEasierCampaignUK aims to change that.’ Mum-To-Be Voyage of Medical Discovery As an expectant first time mum I, like many other first-time mums-to-be, spent a lot of time doing… Continue reading MakeBirthEasier CampaignUK