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Tips & Tricks to prepare for natural childbirth

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Tips & Tricks to prepare for natural childbirth

Labour is no easy feat (natural or not). I can’t tell you how many people I talked to, how much I read, and how much I mentally and physically tried to prepare myself for my labour. When you do your research on something, your experience tends to be much more positive, and you tend to be much more mentally ready for it, because you have an idea of what to expect. If you’re aiming for a natural labour without medical interventions then check out our tips and tricks for helping you manage one of life’s most miraculous challenges. Stay at home...

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Baby Due in January?

Baby Due in January?

If your due date is in January, please order your TENS machine now. We are dispatching units early to avoid the Christmas rush and allowing more time for delivery due to public holidays. Wishing you a very Merry Christmas? Jane

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Toni (and baby Julia) share their birth story...

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Toni (and baby Julia) share their birth story...

I am super happy to share our birth story….. The birth of little Julia went so much better than I could have possibly imagined. Being our first bub we weren't sure what to expect during birth and having heard our fair share of horror stories, I had become pretty nervous in my last weeks of pregnancy. I certainly didn't expect to birth at home and without any medication at all. My first contraction was at about 2:30am, at least the first one to be strong enough to wake me up was. From then, I was having contractions every 40-30mins or so,...

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Anna shares her experience of a home birth...

Anna shares her experience of a home birth...

In the old days all women would labour and give birth in their own homes but over the course of the last century, as medical science developed, it became the norm to have a hospital birth. In fact, not only did it become expected that all mothers would have hospital births, but home births were discredited as an unnecessary risk. These days however, the pendulum is slowly swinging back to a more balanced position. The number of home births is on the rise and the obstacles to home births are lessening. Luckily in New Zealand women have the choice to...

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Libby shares her birth story...

Libby shares her birth story...

My son Jay was born on Tuesday the 27th of March this year. He is my first child and the birth was only 7 and a half hours long (5 and a half of which were spent at home thanks to the TENS machine)! I may have been in early labour for a few days because I woke at 1230 midnight and my waters broke. Within 15 mins I was having 45-second contractions every four minutes and they kept on coming on stronger and stronger. I got my husband to attach the TENS machine at 2.30am and at first, I...

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