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Stretch marks due to pregnancy?

Stretch Marks due to Pregnancy

Forum Feature: Read all about stretch marks in pregnancy. What causes stretch marks? Why do we have them? What tips help prevent stretch marks? Are there symptoms that you feel as stretch marks start? What stage of pregnancy does the marks starts to develop? Find out more...

Planned Homebirth – Hospital Transfer

Planned Homebirth – Hospital Transfer

The most common reason a woman transfers into hospital after a planned homebirth is because her labour goes on and on and she becomes exhausted. Lots of strategies can be tried at home to help facilitate labour and combat exhaustion, however even with the best tools, sometimes a trip to hospital is required. Find out more...

My Midwifery Group Practice Experience

My Midwifery Group Practice Experience

When l found out about the Midwifery Group Practice (MGP) program I was really excited. I think what excited me the most was that I would know who my midwife for my labour and birth would be. Labour and birth is a very important time and a huge event in women's lives, however women are also very vulnerable. Find out more...

Checking the placenta

Checking the Placenta

Once a baby is born the midwife or doctor will carefully check the placenta to ensure that no part of the placenta or membranes have remained inside the uterus. If any part of the placenta or membranes has been retained in the uterus, it can cause a postpartum haemorrhage and/or infection. Find out more...

Five Fertility Misconceptions

Five Fertility Misconceptions

Family planning has been around in some form or another since the beginning of time. We have been making babies – and sometimes trying not to make babies – for as long as this species has walked the earth. We can only guess that infertility has also been around as long.  Find out more...