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Doula Care for a C-section

Posted by Sarah Meder on Monday, May 6, 2013, In : Caesarean Section 
There is no other major surgery of it's kind where you will be handed a newborn baby immediately afterwards and expected to care for it, and there are very few other major surgeries where you will be wide-awake and fully conscious of what is taking place.

A c-section is a very remarkable and sometimes overwhelming experience for both the mother and the father, so having a familiar, caring presence with you during surgery can offer immense relief to both parents. While many medical professional...
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Using a Birth Stool

Posted by Sarah Meder on Sunday, October 30, 2011, In : Active Birth 
A birth stool is a great addition to your options when having an active birth. It's probably one of the oldest birth tools around, as even the Goddess Isis is depicted in ancient carvings as giving birth on a birth chair, or stool.


 In fact, the modern origin of giving birth in the Lithotomy Position (ie. flat on back, legs apart) was the result of a certain King who found it to be the optimal position for his mistresses to give birth in for his viewing pleasure. As the role of birth moved fro...

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The Most Effective Drug to Have in Labour!

Posted by Sarah Meder on Monday, October 25, 2010, In : Doula 
This Miracle Drug is shown to have the following effects:
  • 50% reduction in the caesarean rate
  • 25% shorter labor
  • 60% reduction in epidural requests
  • 40% reduction in oxytocin use
  • 30% reduction in analgesia use
  • 40% reduction in forceps delivery
The are no contraindications
There are no side effects
It is 100% safe to use by all women

This miracle does not come in a bottle or a box though. It comes in the form of ...
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What is a Doula?

Posted by Sarah Meder on Monday, September 20, 2010, In : Doula 

"If a Doula were a drug, it would be unethical not to use one" - Dr John Kennell

Doula is an ancient Greek word for a woman in service of another woman, but today it has come to be know as a woman who supports a couple through labour and birth. A doula should also be a trained professional who has completed a training program and continues to update her knowledge on a regular basis.

In South Africa, a Doula is also referred to as a Birth Companion and most professional Doulas wi...
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Home Birth Gathering

Posted by Sarah Meder on Sunday, July 25, 2010, In : Homebirth 

For those:

  • who have had a home birth
  • who have wanted a home birth
  • who are planning a home birth
  • whose home birth didn't go according to plan
  • who are thinking about having a home birth
  • who have ‘caught’ babies born at home
  • who have supported mothers giving birth at home
  • who are interested in home birth...

R30 per person,

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by Sarah This section of the website contains information on different ways of giving birth, including information from magazines and videos.