Do I need a vaginal exam in labour?

Do I need a vaginal exam in labour?

  It is a question that comes up all the time with Mums-to-be – Do I have to have a vaginal exam during labour? And the simple answer is, no. You do not need to have a vaginal exam during labour. Or pregnancy for that matter. It is important to remember...
My epic hypnobirth – accidental home birth

My epic hypnobirth – accidental home birth

Hypnobirthing for an accidental home birth I first met Kelli and Dave when they joined me for Hypnobirthing Australia Positive Birth classes before the birth of their first baby. It was such an honour to be asked to do a refresher with them before they welcomed their...

10 tips for a positive induction

Being induced or having labour augmented (sped up) has become an increasingly common part of our birth culture. Almost 35% of women had their labours induced in 2019 (Australia’s mothers and babies, Onset of labour – Australian Institute of Health and...
My healing third birth

My healing third birth

Hi Kate,   This email is very long….  it has taken me a little while to write.    I  arrived home from Fiona Stanley Hospital after giving birth to our third baby on Thursday morning on the 18th. My previous traumatic experiences  I thought I would share with...
Birthing with Vaginismus

Birthing with Vaginismus

 ‘I wish there were more birth stories that covered vaginismus. Australian birth stories just released one very recently which I wish I’d been able to hear prior to the birth’ New Mum Erin shares her story Thought it was about time I wrote out my...