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Planned hospital waterbirth and natural third stage

Jess gave birth to her second baby Arya Ruby, followed by a physiological third stage in a planned hospital waterbirth.   The hospital where Jess gave birth is located in the north-east region of Victoria in Australia. It has a maternity service that facilitates approximately 1200 births per annum with a level 2 special care nursery. … Continue reading

Responses to Mother and Baby–Positioning After Birth

A recent article Mother and Baby – Positioning After Birth has been the most ‘shared’ article to date and generated some interesting discussions online. A follow-up post is being drafted with information about the scientific research on gravity, placental transfusion and cord clamping. In the meantime, below are some responses to the ‘Positioning’ article where … Continue reading

The Beauty of a Natural Third Stage

The ‘third stage of labour’ is described as the time from birth of the baby to the expulsion of the placenta and membranes. Although succinct, this description does not capture the immense beauty of a natural third stage. Behold the exquisite moment of first contact between mother and baby in an undisturbed birth In natural … Continue reading

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