Mood Changes after Birth

The birth of a baby is usually a happy event, but it can also be a stressful time during which the mother and partner need to make many adjustments. Due to changing physical and psychosocial factors, mood changes are common after childbirth and women may not feel as happy as [...]

2019-02-20T02:20:02+00:00Birth, Maternity|

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+00:00Birth|

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 [...]