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The following hospitals have won the annual My Birth Awards for the highest intervention rates in New South Wales.
These statistics come from the annual NSW Mothers and Babies Report (2009). Download here.
What are your chances of having a natural birth at your local hospital? Check the statistics of your local hospital here.

Posted by My Birth news on June 17th, 2012 in Blog

I decided for the birth of my second child that I really wanted the chance to have a vaginal birth after having to have an elective Caesarean for my first child; this was due to a low lying placenta (placenta previa).  I knew then my wish to have a vaginal birth became extremely limited and [...]

Posted by admin on November 11th, 2009 in Stories

My pregnancy was healthy, normal and perfect in every way until I was induced.

Posted by admin on October 26th, 2009 in Videos

C-section birth of Kiko

Posted by admin on October 26th, 2009 in Videos

The 19th of July 1999 was the due date, well that was the date that the doctors predicted. Alas as it turned out this was not the date Levi blessed us with his arrival. Ten years later and he is still doing his own thing when he chooses.
The joyous news of Levi being conceived not [...]

Posted by admin on October 26th, 2009 in Stories

In Birth by the Numbers, Eugene R. Declercq, PhD, Professor of Maternal and Child Health, Boston University School of Public Health, presents the sobering statistics of birth in the United States today. Why are caesarean rates so high and still rising?

Posted by admin on October 23rd, 2009 in Videos

More than 130,000 pregnant women could avoid cesarean deliveries each year in the US if they and their doctors simply wait a few hours more during labor, according to a study by researchers in the UCSF Center of Excellence in Womens Health.

Dr. Aaron Caughey, who led the research, explains how patience during active phase arrest of labor can help reduce maternal mortality in childbirth without a negative impact on the infant, and potentially reverse the trend of rising c-sections. The study was published in the Nov. 2008 issue of Obstetrics and Gynecology.

Posted by admin on October 20th, 2009 in Videos
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