Ricki Lake has upped herself considerably in my estimation. She has helped to produce this amazing new DVD which gets to the point very quickly. It shows the insanity of the over-medicalisation of birth, to the point of creating risk to mum and baby. See the trailer by clicking here, and you’ll ... Read More about The Business of Being Born
Skin-to-skin contact, or kangaroo mother care (KMC) has been shown to be efficacious in diminishing pain response to heel lance in full term and moderately preterm neonates," write Celeste Johnston, DEd, RN, from McGill University School of Nursing in Montreal, Quebec, Canada, and colleagues. An ... Read More about Forget the drugs – skin to skin works
I often say in class, that your midwife may underestimate your progress in labour, as she has not got the “normal” signs to follow that she is used to (such as discomfort, pain, fear, vomiting, and the dreaded “transition” phase). I say this because I often hear mums tell me that their midwife ... Read More about Does a Textbook HypnoBirth really exist? Well yes, I saw one!
Not so long ago, new born babies were operated on without anaesthetic, because it was believed that their brains were too immature to register pain. They were slapped, hung upside down, rubbed vigorously with rough towels, and more. Nowadays, we know that babies feel pain, and that they remember ... Read More about Do babies feel pain?