Here is my article published in The Practising Midwife journal, December 2017 Issue – Space and Place.
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 – even if baby is head down – and how fetal positioning techniques can help reduce labour time, and make birth easier for you and your baby.… Continue reading The Actually Useful, Very Sensible and Practical Guide to Make Birth Easier Part 2 – Quick Guide to 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, and I am all for intervention when it’s needed – it absolutely saves lives. Some women really want… Continue reading The Actually Useful, Very Sensible and Practical Guide to Make Birth Easier Part 1 – Introduction
‘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 – Optimal Cord Clamping
‘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)
‘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
‘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