Childbirth Truths What to Expect from Obstetricians and Midwives

Hi everyone. It’s the 23rd of March 2018 in New Zealand. Today I want to talk about what you should expect from your obstetrician or from your midwife. I gave birth in 1970. I and hundreds of families developed the Birthing Better Childbirth Preparation courses, birth was going through a big change in childbirth not […]

About Birth Gestation Series – WEEK 22 ‘Childbirth education and tools to work with in Labour’

Birth trauma haunts parents, prompting calls for a new system of midwifery care | ABC News

I think the basis of the previous birth, having all that support has made going into this one, not be something I’m afraid of. When I chose to go with a midwife over an obstetrician, it almost felt like I was maybe doing something quite different or alternative. They keep you informed and they keep […]

People Watch Birth for the First Time | First Takes | Cut

(screaming voice) (classical music) – My name is Taylor. And I’m a full time student. – My name is Sam, I’m a full time student. – [Interviewer] What are we doing today? – I’m here to watch someone give birth. – For the first time. – For the first time. For me. – [Interviewer] Why […]

What Questions Do You Have About Childbirth?

Hi everyone. Funny day today. So, what are your questions about childbirth? I’m talking to a live community. We have six thousand people who have liked the Birthing Better Facebook page. Women who are pregnant now are listening to this or talking to friends who have listened to this. So what are your questions about […]

How The Past Broke The Present A Childbirth Revival

Hello. I feel like I sit in pondering mode right now. I’m doing a lot of research because our Charitable Trust in New Zealand is going to put together a 2-year trial with working midwives. I’ve been involved in the Childbirth Conversation since the early 1970s. Even back then, I knew the conversation was broken […]

Complete Care at The Valley Hospital’s Center for Childbirth

I had a wonderful experience here, from the time I walked through the doors until the time I left. I just felt like I needed to come back and visit the all the nurses. They were so nice and so good. I love them. For a first time mommy, you don’t know what to expect, […]

Every Conversation About Childbirth Boils Down To How We See ‘Birth’

Okay. This is the Time I’m doing a lot of writing about childbirth and trying to de-confuse the language that’s been going on almost since I gave birth in 1970. I’ve learned (heaps) over the years of working with the Birthing Better families, who develop Birthing Better skills and being the Director of a Charitable […]