Tag: normal birth

Delivery method and women’s experiences

A study looking at women’s experiences of different types of birth has again reinforced the idea that we should be doing all we can to promote physiological birth and reduce interventions. (Yes, we also definitely need to work on making…

Midwife-led care works in Manitoba!

Over the past year or three, I have shared numerous studies and respected reviews that have shown midwifery-led care to be effective all around the world in countries from Australia to Ireland. Midwifery care helps keep birth normal and it…

Keeping birth normal by reducing inductions

Despite attempts to convince us that induction of labour reduces the caesarean section rate, those of us who have worked within hospitals know from experience that induction of labour poses a real threat to a woman’s chance of giving birth…

More evidence that midwives help keep birth normal

A retrospective comparative cohort study which gathered information from databases held in an Australian tertiary hospital has shown that a significantly greater proportion of women who experienced a model of care based on midwifery continuity experienced normal vaginal birth, spontaneous…

Mode of birth and feeding matter for bugs!

A group of Swedish researchers have carried out a study (which is freely available online, thank you authors) to find out how babies’ guts are colonized with microbes, and their findings make for fascinating reading. The researchers began from the…