Being Induced because you are “Over Due”?

Being Induced because you are “Over Due”?

Are you starting to think about Being Induced because your baby is “overdue”? Have you stopped to think what this is all about? Do you really think all babies have to be born at the same point in pregnancy? Just think about it. Why is there so much emphasis placed on...

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Mandatory Induction at 39 weeks: No, No, No!

Mandatory Induction at 39 weeks: No, No, No!

I feel so sick after watching the recording of the American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) Colloquia (fancy name for academic conference or seminar) from  this  Monday. I have actually been in a state of shock for 2 days and quite speechless. For...

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How to Write a Birth Plan: Without a Birth Plan Template

How to Write a Birth Plan: Without a Birth Plan Template

You have found my blog because you are googling “Birth Plan Template”. You probably started off really enthusiastically and wondering:  “What should I put on my birth plan?” But as your search continued, you may have become more and more confused by the myriad of...

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Delete the Apps for Peace of Mind

I recently had a coffee with an ex client, now new mum extraordinaire. She told me if there is one bit of advice she would like to give all expectant and new parents, it would be... “Delete the Effing Apps!” These days you can get an App for anything, and I put my...

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More C-Sections is Not the Answer Prof Dietz

Why  is Professor  Dietz so determined to scare women out of a normal, natural process...vaginal birth? I already replied his claim that  "human childbirth is a fundamental bio mechanical mismatch, the opening is way too small and the passenger is way too big",  in...

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Labour Pains: Is Pain Mainly in the Brain?

Labour Pains: Is Pain Mainly in the Brain?

Really? Are Labour Pains Mainly in the Brain? We know that people have different “pain thresholds”. And the more I learn about pain the more I realise that “Pain is mainly in the brain”. Think about Phantom Pain, feeling pain in a limb that actually isn’t there. So...

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Skin to Skin Is Not A Fad

Skin to Skin Is Not A Fad

I really felt the need to respond to yesterday's article in the West  Australia  entitled Fad Blamed For Deaths of Babies  In this article  Dr Micheal Gannon makes the outrageous claim that “There is this new obsession amongst mothers and midwives with immediate...

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Gestational Diabetes

Gestational Diabetes

UPDATED: November 2020 I  just had an email from a client with a concern I get quite a lot, so I thought I would share this and my response: "Hi Pip, The main concern I have right now is that I was diagnosed with gestational diabetes (borderline) and even though I...

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