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Does Squatting for Birth Reduce Perineal Tearing?

Recently, I’ve heard from a couple of mums that they’ve been told that birthing in a squatting position is a bad idea.
They’ve been told that makes it more likely that they’ll have a 3rd or 4th degree perineal tear and/or increased blood loss after their baby is born. So, is there any truth to […]

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By |April 1st, 2017|Pregnancy|2 Comments|

Stacking the Odds for Your Successful VBAC

If you had a caesarean last time round and are pregnant again, you're probably wondering what to expect this time. In almost all cases, attempting VBAC, rather than an elective repeat caesarean is recommended as the safest option for mothers. So what do you need to do to improve YOUR chances of a successful VBAC?
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    More Episiotomies, Perineal Tearing & Instrumental Births for VBAC Mums?

More Episiotomies, Perineal Tearing & Instrumental Births for VBAC Mums?

So you're planning your VBAC and feeling pretty confident! Then someone, maybe your care provider while discussing the pros and cons of VBAC and repeat Caesarean, happens to mention that VBAC mums have a higher chance of experiencing a significant perineal tear or having an episiotomy or instrumental birth. Is this really true?
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    What Are The Chances Of A Perineal Tear Recurring On Another Birth?

What Are The Chances Of A Perineal Tear Recurring On Another Birth?

If you've experienced a large perineal tear during the birth of your baby, you may or may not have got around to thinking about your options if you're pregnant again or are planning to have another baby. You've got several options to consider - another vaginal birth, a caesarean birth in labour or a scheduled elective caesarean birth. So which is the best option for you?