Patient Stories: VBAC (Vaginal Birth After Caesarean)

A St Vincent’s Private Hospital Melbourne (SVPHM) patient, Trinity Farrell, sent us her birth story and kindly agreed to sharing it with the SVPHM community. After having a less than ideal first delivery and post partum period at a public hospital in Melbourne in 2009 I knew I wanted to [...]

2019-02-20T03:51:17+00:00August 6th, 2013|Birth|

The TENS machine

During our childbirth education classes we include a section on TENS machines, here are the questions and answers to some of the most frequently asked questions. What is a TENS machine?
 TENS stands for Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation. The TENS stimulator produces ‘pulses’ that are applied vial a cable to [...]

2019-02-20T04:19:36+00:00June 28th, 2013|Birth, Maternity, Maternity Care Centre, Pregnancy Care|

Can I wear nail polish during labour?

  There are many discussions about the do’s and don’ts of what to wear in labour – including on your fingernails. Nail polish can seem harmless enough and a pedicure towards the end of your pregnancy can be a nice way to put your feet up and relax. There are [...]

2019-02-20T05:45:43+00:00March 15th, 2013|Birth, Maternity|

Healthy bladder and bowel habits

After the birth of your baby you may feel nervous about going to the toilet. Pain in your perineum area may cause you to avoid going to the toilet, especially if you are concerned about a tear or episiotomy. It is important that you discuss this with your midwife. They [...]

2019-02-20T21:35:52+00:00February 8th, 2013|Birth, Pregnancy Care|