Monthly Archives: February 2011

VBAC: making a mountain out of a molehill

Edited and updated: October 2013 VBAC (vaginal birth after caesarean)¬†is big. A google search for ‘vbac’ results in ‘about 1,390,000′ results. Reviews, guidelines, policies and statements are being produced by every organisation with an interest in birth. Support groups and … Continue reading

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Cord Blood Collection: confessions of a vampire-midwife

When I was a bright-eyed and bushy-tailed student midwife I was awarded with a certificate and a box of chocolates. My achievement was collecting the most cord blood in the hospital. At that time the Local Health District¬†was trialling a … Continue reading

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