Pregnancy, Labour & Birth Resources

Pregnancy, Labour & Birth Resources

Gestational Diabetes

Useful Articles & Blogs on Gestational Diabetes:

Research on Gestational Diabetes in Pregnancy

‘There is considerable controversy as to whether screening and treating gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM) makes an appreciable difference in perinatal outcomes’

Podcasts on Gestational Diabetes (GBS):

Books on Gestational Diabetes (GBS):

Real Food for Gestational Diabetes. An Effective Alternative to the conventional nutrition approach.

Easily manage your blood sugar. With this fantastic book by Lily Nichols RDN, CDE, CLT. Effortlessly gain the right amount of weight during your pregnancy, and give birth to a beautiful, healthy baby.

Delicious recipes to help support your management of  Gestational Diabetes and enjoy a healthy pregnancy. 

Useful Articles, and Blogs on Group B Steptococcus (GBS)

Research on Group B Strep (GBS)

Podcasts on Group B Strep

Books on Group B Strep

Dr Sara Wickham discusses the different perspectives on GBS. The screening and prevention options that are available, the wider issues relating to GBS, the alternative paths that some people take, and the answers to parents’ most frequently asked questions – a worthwhile read of you are navigating this space.

Vaginal Birth after Caesarean (VBAC)

Useful Articles & Blogs on Vaginal Birth After Caesarean (VBAC)

Research on Vaginal Birth After Caesarean (VBAC)

Podcasts on Vaginal Birth After Caesarean (VBAC)

Books on Vaginal Birth After Caesarean (VBAC)

Birth After Caesarean is a must read if you are planning a Vaginal Birth after a previous Caesarean; VBAC. Hazel has re coined the term VBAC to simply be: Birth After Caesarean, reducing the stigma around some of of the creul termonolgy out there including failed VBAC and   Trial of Labour (TOLAC). 

Birth After Caesarean explores the research around repeat caesarean and vaginal birth after caesarean (VBAC). Hazel introduces and explains the importance of the four factors to having a better birth. Using research from her PhD, Hazel gives practical advice for women and their support people on planning for a better birth. If you are wanting to read real birth stories, Hazel has interviewed 15 women across the globe, from Australia to Europe and the USA. Each story deeply personal and all planned for a better birth after caesarean.

Australian Birth Statistics 2009 - 2020

Hospital Birth


In 2020 96% of women chose to give birth in a hospital setting. 

No Significant changes from 2009



In 2020 37% of women birthed via caesarean surgery.

That is an increase from 31.5% in 2009

Spontaneous Labour

In 2020 42% of women experienced a spontaneous start to their labour.

That is a significant decrease from 56.1% in 2009

Pain Relief


In 2020 79% of women who laboured received analgesia. 

An increase from 75.2% in 2009 



In 2020 24% of women received  an episiotomy. 

That is a significant increase from 15.6 in 2009 

How prepared do you feel to navigate these statistics?