Are You Really in Labour? Seven Sure Signs
Medical writer Henci Goer answers the question on many full-term women's minds: how do you now if the birth has begun?
Birth is Not an Illness
The World Health Organisation's recommendations regarding childbirth.
Breech - a Variation of Normal
Homebirth midwife Lisa Barrett talks all about breech births.
Ecstatic Birth - Nature's Hormonal Blueprint for Labour
Epidurals - Risks and Concerns for Mother and Baby
Fish Can't See Water - The Need to Humanize Birth
Healing Birth, Healing the Earth
Informed Choices for Childbirth
A list of fantastic articles on a range of topics by Henci Goer.
Leaving Well Alone - A Natural Approach to The Third Stage
Sarah Buckley MD critiques the active management of the third stage of labour (after baby is born, but before placenta is born), and argues for the routinisation of normal physiological third stage. As with all her work it is well-researched and easy to read.
Lotus birth- A Ritual for Our Times
Making a Difference: A Blueprint for Harmony
Pain in Labour - Your Hormones Are Your Helpers
Pelvises I Have Known and Loved
Preparing An Older Sibling For A New Birth
Pushing for First-Time Moms
Technology in Birth - First Do No Harm
The Active Management of Labour
The Safety of Hospital Birth - The Myth Versus The Reality