Monthly Archives: February 2016

Midwifery in New Zealand

by Karen Guililland Social change of the magnitude experienced by the New Zealand Maternity Service...

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Ultrasound More Harm Than Good?

by Dr Marsden Wagner The ultrasound story begins in July 1955. This is when an...

Help – it Hurts! … Get Me The Complementary Therapies!

by Andrea Robertson Why does pain in labour scare us so much? Everywhere a pregnant...

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Watch your Language

by Andrea Robertson Pregnant women are some of the most sensitive people you will ever...

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Prenatal education … time to lift our game

by Andrea Robertson The most effective education occurs when people take an active part in...

Working with the Young and Pregnant

by Andrea Robertson Providing prenatal education programs for young women can be very rewarding. Many...

Getting What YOU Want From Prenatal Education …

by Andrea Robertson Over the past six months, as you have been reading these columns...

Evaluating Your Prenatal Programs

by Andrea Robertson Evaluation is an essential part of any educational program. It is important...

Pregnancy and Birth are Sexy? You bet!

by Andrea Robertson Pregnancy and birth are very “sexy” topics. A pregnancy is a very obvious...

Education for Informed Choice

by Andrea Robertson “Informed Choice” – the buzz words of the moment in maternity care...

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Video Time!

by Andrea Robertson When this article was written videos were still being widely used. These...

When You’ve Got a Problem …

by Andrea Robertson Many years ago (mid 1980s) a Ministerial Review of the Maternity Services...

Obstetric Interventions Explained

by Andrea Robertson One of the most important functions fulfilled by prenatal education programs is...

The Power of the Group

by Andrea Robertson For many couples today, having a baby can be a lonely experience....

Get the Fathers Involved

by Andrea Robertson Many midwives complain that fathers are “useless” in the labour ward –...

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