Having an ultrasound has become an expected part of pregnancy, and modern women may have many scans, sometimes beginning from the early weeks. We are also lining up for “keepsake” scans, where we are paying hundreds of dollars for a scan with no medical need. We take home a blurry picture – or maybe a […]
This is it! You’re pulling out all the stops, ditching the rubber, trashing the pills, popping out the birth-control implants, un-inserting the IUDs and everything else that stands between you and fertility, and you’re trying to conceive (TTC). Congratulations on your commitment! When we embark on this journey, we know where we want to […]
You’re wanting to make a baby. Congratulations on taking the first steps on your journey to family! You are probably wondering exactly what you are supposed to be doing. Or not doing?
What can we do to enhance our fertility without getting caught up in techniques, timing and performance? How can we keep the love in love-making as we try to conceive (TTC)?
Hormonal physiology describes the healthy functioning of our hormonal systems. My new report Hormonal Physiology of Childbearing gives a lot of detail about these processes in pregnancy, labour, birth and postpartum, including the impacts of common maternity-care interventions on these systems. I want to take some time to highlight some of the findings that are […]
“This report, prepared by Dr. Sarah Buckley in collaboration with Childbirth Connection Programs at the National Partnership for Women & Families, will be retrospectively evaluated as one of the most revolutionary and influential publications on maternity and newborn care ever issued.” (Foreword, p.v) Please open! I hope that you have had the chance to look at my […]
• How are labour and birth designed to work for mother and baby? • What processes ensure that both make the safest and easiest transitions from pregnancy to postpartum? • Are there important preparations before birth that optimise these transitions? • How does birth impact breastfeeding? • Might birth also impact maternal-infant attachment and bonding? […]