Tag Archives: Natural Birth

Active Birth – What’s New?

Active Birth

For many midwives, attending an Active Birth workshop was a turning point in the development of their concept of midwifery practise. In the years since the first workshop was held in 1985, many of the simple, non-invasive strategies practised in the workshop have been used by midwives to help women achieve normal, physiological births. Many […]

Enriching Care The Selangor Maternity Centre Experience

Enriching Care The Selangor Maternity Centre Experience

by Lynne Staff This paper was presented at the Enriching Midwifery Conference, Australia, March 2000 for Birth International. What we did/do at Selangor Live the philosophy, breathe it and believe in it — we don’t just pay lip service to it. Communicate this philosophy well to management (all levels) and ensure their continued support. Developed […]

Fish Can’t See Water

Fish Can't See Water

By Marsden Wagner (MD, MSPH) The need to humanize birth in Australia This paper was presented at the Homebirth Australia Conference, Noosa, Australia, November 2000 Humanizing birth means understanding that the woman giving birth is a human being, not a machine and not just a container for making babies. Showing women – half of all […]

The Secret for Enabling Natural Births

The Secret for Enabling Natural Births

By Andrea Robertson I was recently asked to give a presentation at the Childbirth: Naturally event in Florence Italy (October 27 – 29, 2011). The full presentation is included in this article, as a slideshow. This was an event attended by approximately 130 midwives and obstetricians, and celebrated 20 years since the first event on […]