Together It’s Better, Taking Pregnancy Care To The Next Level

2020-01-31T08:33:18+00:00Blog, Pregnancy|

Together It’s Better, Taking Pregnancy Care To The Next Level In 2016, the World Health Organization (WHO) launched its new recommendations for antenatal care with the subtitle ‘for a positive pregnancy experience’.  Wouldn’t you agree it’s interesting that they chose this subtitle? It certainly shows that the ‘experience’ [...]

Endocrine Intelligence For Birth & Beyond

2020-01-27T09:28:45+00:00Blog, Pregnancy|

Endocrine Intelligence For Birth & Beyond Revisit the hormonal architecture of women, remember the deep link between the central nervous system, emotions and the endocrine system, and the mindshift from intervention in birth to a more natural experience will be easy, says Sensitive Midwifery. The intricate balance between [...]

History Of Sensitive Midwifery And The Sister Lilian Centre

2020-01-28T06:51:52+00:00Blog, Podcast|

History Of Sensitive Midwifery And The Sister Lilian Centre Welcome to the first episode and thank you for listening. In this episode Dr Margreet Wibbelink is joined by Sister Lilian (Founder of the Sister Lilian Centre and Sensitive Midwifery) and her husband, Alan Paramor as they talk about [...]

Who’s Afraid Of The Big Bad Birth?

2019-08-19T12:25:15+00:00Blog, C-Section, Induction, Painkillers, Premature Birth|

Who’s Afraid Of The Big Bad Birth? Anxiety and fear are BIG topics in midwifery, and today, I’m contemplating what scares women who will give birth to a baby. For most women, it’s The Horror of Birth. Much of this is fear of the unknown. Unfortunately, when women [...]

Do Midwives Tell The Whole Truth And Nothing But The Truth?

2019-08-19T12:10:07+00:00Blog, Pregnancy|

Do Midwives Tell The Whole Truth And Nothing But The Truth? Childbirth used to be shrouded in secrecy. Now is the information age: monitors, men, many ‘support’ people – and video cameras – are welcomed into the delivery room, and anyone can watch a live birth on the [...]

Modern Midwifery vs Ancient Midwifery

2019-08-19T10:49:48+00:00Blog, Pregnancy|

Modern Midwifery vs Ancient Midwifery In many hospitals, the line has been drawn; it’s all about the obstetrics vs midwifery, medical care vs midwifery-led care. And then, there’s the relatively new debate within the scope of midwifery practice - that’s right; I’m talking about the far too common [...]

How Much Do You Know About Soothing A Child’s Pain?

2020-01-09T11:36:00+00:00Blog|

How much do you know about soothing a child’s pain? Pain, much like fever, is not a disease, but a symptom alerting one to an underlying problem. Here’s how health professionals can best advise parents. Causes and types of pain Pain may be caused by many factors and [...]