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...
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...
How to tune into your body during pregnancy

How to tune into your body during pregnancy

And why tuning into your body during pregnancy helps with birth From a young age we many of us are conditioned to NOT listen to our body. We are encouraged to keep going, even when we want to rest. To push through, rather than listen to what our body is telling us....
Laura’s home birth

Laura’s home birth

First-time mum Laura shares her incredible home birth,why being mentally strong matters and the importance of having the right team   I woke up Sunday morning with minor period pain and cramping. I remember thinking to myself “is this the start of it? What...

How can I prevent tearing during labour?

Tearing during birth would have to be one of the biggest fears I hear about when talking to pregnant women (closely followed by ‘I don’t want to poo in front of everyone’) It’s important to remember that the vagina is designed to birth a baby....