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Meeting my baby–an unfolding of love and discovery

Anticipating my fourth baby, I longed for a safe birth where we could transition together spontaneously. The moment I gave birth to my first baby, she was immediately whisked away for suctioning despite being vigorous at birth. The immediate cord clamping and suctioning was routine, and unnecessarily prevented us from seeing each other for nearly … Continue reading

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 inĀ Australia. It has a maternity service that facilitates approximately 1200 births per annum with a level 2 special care nursery. … Continue reading

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