C/Section Rates Perth and Regional WA

C/Section Rates Perth and Regional WA

I am not sure how I missed it but the “Western Australia’s Mothers and Babies, 2015, 33rd Annual Report”  was released in July 2019.   As always I wonder why there is a 4 year lag on reporting the data, and how different the actual data for 2019 would...
Pregnancy and Covid-19: a positive side effect

Pregnancy and Covid-19: a positive side effect

With all the talk and fear surrounding Pregnancy and Covid-19 at the moment, I thought it might be good to talk about a really positive benefit that I am seeing: an undisturbed pregnancy.   People have already commented on how the planet is enjoying the reduced...
Stretch and Sweep at 38 weeks

Stretch and Sweep at 38 weeks

Have you been offered a Stretch and Sweep at 38 weeks?     I have been wondering about the evidence around offering all women a stretch and sweep at 38 weeks. This is something more and more  Obstetricians and Midwives are doing in Perth. One area this has...
Caesarean Section Rates in Perth Hospitals

Caesarean Section Rates in Perth Hospitals

  I have updated my graph for c/section rates in Perth Hospitals because I have been able to fill in some of the gaps. When the Western Australia’s Mothers and Babies, 2014 32nd Annual Report of the Western Australian Midwives’ Notification System was released in...
Quackery or Reducing Intervention?

Quackery or Reducing Intervention?

Why are some obstetricians suddenly all up in arms about traditional practices that help women take control of their births? Surely anything that helps women and does no harm should be encouraged. It doesn’t make sense that obstetricians would not want women to have...