The Great Birth Rebellion

The Great Birth Rebellion

Hosted by: Mel and B

Hosted by Dr Melanie Jackson (@melaniethemidwife www.melaniethemidwife.com) and B (@coreandfloorrestore www.coreandfloor.com.au). Modern birth practices are stifling women's autonomy, minimising the birth experience...

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Episodes

Episode 56 - Hospital packing list

In this episode, we discuss what to bring to the hospital for your birth journey. We emphasize the importance of being prepared and offer practical tips and suggestions for items to consider bringing. From pain...
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Episode 55 - Supplies to gather for homebirth/labour

In this episode Mel talks you through her exact list of supplies that she gives to her clients when they are planning a homebirth. This episode is for anyone planning a home labour or homebirth to make sure your birth...
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Episode 54 - What midwives do at a homebirth

In this episode Mel and her workwife Ashlee Anslow from The Birthing Tree Midwifery answer listener questions on the topic ‘what do midwives do at a homebirth’. We talk about our emergency plans and equipment, what we...
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Episode 53 - Private Practice midwifery in Australia

In this episode Mel and B talk about private practice midwifery career options in Australia. This is for any midwife keen to explore other ways of working and understand the landscape of private practice midwifery and...
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Episode 52 - Haemorrhoids

Episode 52 is all about haemorrhoids in pregnancy and postpartum, in this episode, Mel and B give you a list of at home remedies and strategies that you can use to prevent and manage haemorrhoids, or what we’ve...
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Episode 51 - ART/IVF in Pregnancy and Birth

In this episode Mel and B explore the research around assisted reproductive technology (ART) and if women experience more complicating factors in their pregnancy and birth if they used ART/IVF. We also discuss the...
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Episode 50 - The state of the Midwifery workforce

In this episode, Mel and B invited Lynnelle Moran (Midwifery Lecturer) and Alison Weatherstone (Chief Midwife at the Australian College of Midwives) to discuss the current state of the midwifery work force in...
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Episode 49 - Ethics and Informed Consent with Dr Elizabeth Newnham

In this episode, Mel and B invited Dr Elizabeth Newnham (Senior Midwifery Lecturer) to speak about her work on Ethics, autonomy and informed consent in maternity care. We specifically drew on her research...
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Episode 48 - Australian Mothers and Babies stats

In this episode, Mel and B dissect the Australias mothers and babies report recently released and look at the reality of maternity care here in Australia. You can see the report for yourself and dive into the...
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Episode 47 - Managing labour pain without medicine

In this episode Mel and B explore a list of pain management options that you can use in your labour to help work with and through labour pain. Medical pain management options involve the removal and avoidance of pain,...
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Episode 46 - Stretch and Sweep

In this episode, Mel and B talk about stretch and sweep and some other reasons why someone would ask to put their fingers in your vagina while you are pregnant. Listen in to learn about if it’s ever a good idea to...
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Episode 45 - How to change the system

Episode 45 is all about the anatomy of change and the things YOU can do to create change in the system. This week we use a current issue to make our point and ask you to contribute to meaningful change by submitting...
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