Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Births after Caesarean

Is spontaneous natural labour and birth a realistic option?

The answer, in each case, depends on decisions made during the pregnancy and as the labour progresses.

Most midwives, and many doctors, would encourage women to give birth vaginally. Unless there is a specific and valid reason to avoid vaginal birth, there is no safer way for mother and baby than spontaneous, natural, unmedicated vaginal birth.

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Transfer to hospital from planned homebirth in the Melbourne area

Midwives in and around Melbourne have received a letter from the Women's Hospital in Parkville, telling us that backup bookings for women planning homebirth will now restricted to the local area. Women outside the catchment area for the Women's, who require transfer of care, are to "present to the local maternity hospital closest to your client's home."

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Update on private midwifery in Victoria

If you are interested in the national private midwifery scene, or trying to locate a midwife outside Victoria, please go to the APMA blog.

For links to websites of private midwives, scroll down this page to web links.

To locate a midwife in Victoria, go to the MIPP list at Maternity Coalition. Alternatively, you can leave a comment at this blog.