Debra Betts - Acupuncture and Acupressure for Pregnancy and Childbirth

Useful resourses and websites for women and their support people 

 

Optimal Foetal Positioning.

What you can do to assist your baby into an anterior position before labour begins

 www.spinningbabies.com

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uZJ9d_U3onc

 

How a baby moves during labour

These video clips show how a baby moves through the pelvis during labour. These clearly demonstrate that the baby is active in labour, rather than being passively pushed out by the uterus contracting. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VIAyTiTyerQ

https://onedrive.live.com/redir?resid=947F7885BF5FCF91!36814&authkey=!AIIxeAYj4f5cn88&ithint=video%2cwmv

  

Why hearing your baby is 'Big" does not mean your labour is going to be more difficult.  

http://www.homebirth.org.uk/big.htm

http://www.bellybelly.com.au/pregnancy/40-reasons-to-give-baby-40-weeks-of-pregnancy#.VMMKhU0cTrc

http://summaries.cochrane.org/CD000938/induction-of-labour-for-suspected-fetal-macrosomia

 

Sex life following a natural vaginal birth  

It is often assumed that the changes in your vaginal following having a baby will negatively impact on your future sex life but this is not actually the case. https://www.deccanchronicle.com/lifestyle/sex-and-relationship/061217/vaginal-births-versus-c-sections-how-childbirth-affects-womens-sex-lives.html

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/29164677

 

The advantages of carrying a pregnancy to term 

www.GoTheFull40.com

http://www.childbirthconnection.org/article.asp?ck=10650

 

Women’s choices during the third stage of labour

 http://www.nct.org.uk/birth/third-stage-labour

 

Information about 'laid back breastfeeding'

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PKoEnqrSkvs

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KYRg8DTbZCc

http://www.biologicalnurturing.com/video/bn3clip.html

 

 Post Natal Recovery

A link to information about postpartum recovery. Whatever your circumstances information about creating the best possible recovery for you and your babies future health. Includes a section on postnatal hormones, stress and weight loss, as well as recipes from cultures around the world.

http://goldenmonth.blogspot.co.nz/

 

Information and support resources for pregnant women seeking mental health and addiction help

http://deserthopetreatment.com/drug-abuse/pregnancy/

 

Postpartum Depression

Life with a new baby can be challenging but there is support.

https://depression.org.nz/get-better/who-else-can-help/

https://www.plunket.org.nz/your-child/welcome-to-parenting/postnatal-depression/