Melbourne Doula

Welcome to 'Melbourne Doula', the place where I share what birth work is teaching is me, and what I am learning from the wonderful families who have invited me to share this most special season of their lives. Here you will find information about me and the doula services I provide, birth stories from remarkable women and their loved ones, as well as all kinds of resources to enrich your own journey of discovery. And welcome also to BLISSFUL HERBS, the home of beautiful herbal teas and bath herbs to support wellness through every season of life.

The 'devil' Cytotec (Misoprostol)

This is a short excerpt from the film 'The Business of Being Born'. In the 1990s when Cytotec was used to induce women who had had a previous caesarean, thousands of women had uterine ruptures and hundreds of babies died before they finally realised it was dangerous to do this to women who'd had previous caesareans.

Marsden Wagner says, "... and that is why, if you want a humanised birth, the best thing you can do .... is get the hell out of the hospital."

Women have been used as obstetric guinea pigs for decades. Don't assume that the standard protocols you are being advised to consent to are in fact, evidence-based.

See here for more on the Cytotec debacle.

"Only about 15% of medical interventions are supported by solid scientific evidence… This is partly because only 1% of the studies in medical journals are scientifically sound and partly because many treatments have not been assessed at all."
— Richard Smith, editor of the British Medical Journal

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