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...
Put down your phone for a better birth.

Put down your phone for a better birth.

Is your phone on your “pack for labour” list? You might want to re-think and switch it off altogether.  I’m always concerned about the number of women who post screenshots of their “contraction app” on social media and ask: “Do you...
Step Away From the Forceps Dr Gannon.

Step Away From the Forceps Dr Gannon.

I just had to respond to an article in the West today. In the article Dr Gannon stated that if we aim to decrease the c/section rate in Perth we will increase forceps deliveries. I would love the chance to chat with Dr Gannon about the physiology of labour and birth...