RE: [ozmidwifery] Sheila K @ HB conference

2007-02-08 Thread Mary Murphy
She has also visited Perth, I think with CAPERS for a seminar. She could have been here more often. She was a very entertaining and challenging speaker MM I think 1991 she was here for the International Homebirth Conference held in Sydney. She was also here a few years ago 2003?? 2004?? At the

[ozmidwifery] Genuine???

2007-02-06 Thread Mary Murphy
I received this today. Is it genuine?? MM Hello We have received a request to subscribe the following email address: [EMAIL PROTECTED] to the OzMidWifery mailing list. We need to make sure you want this subscription. If you do wish to subscribe, click the following

RE: [ozmidwifery] newcastle conference Friday Feb9th Sat Feb 10th

2007-02-03 Thread Mary Murphy
Will not be able to travel from WA to attend, so can you give us feedback after the seminar Thanks, MM -Original Message- From: [EMAIL PROTECTED] [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] On Behalf Of catherine whelan Sent: Saturday, 3 February 2007 11:26 AM To: ozmidwifery@acegraphics.com.au Subject:

[ozmidwifery] assistance required.

2007-02-01 Thread Mary Murphy
If someone can assist me to find the mail folder I created for Ozmidwifery emails, please mail me at [EMAIL PROTECTED] as I am not receiving any ozmid mail, even the ones I have sent. Thanks, MM

[ozmidwifery] assistance required.

2007-02-01 Thread Mary Murphy
My ozmid email folder seems to have disappeared. I don't know what key I accidently pressed to make this happen or how to retrieve or find the folder. Does anyone have any ideas? Thanks, MM

[ozmidwifery] FW: computer stuff

2007-02-01 Thread Mary Murphy
Watson [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] Sent: Friday, 2 February 2007 9:24 AM To: Mary Murphy Subject: computer stuff Hi Mary, I am pretty good with computers. Have you played around with your filters/message rules at all? What email program do you use? Have you checked your junk mail folder

RE: [ozmidwifery] Fund rebates

2007-01-28 Thread Mary Murphy
The voters can and the members of Health Funds can. We midwives cannot. We independent midwives have all been trying for years and years. Sometimes the ACMI has a go, but all to no avail so far. MM _ This is totally unacceptable and bloody outrageous - how can we change this???!!

RE: [ozmidwifery] Mum Gives Birth In Toilet - Monash Medical Centre

2007-01-24 Thread Mary Murphy
I completely understand what Nikki is saying and agree with her abut the mothers expectations and lack of midwifery care. I also agree with the comment about the patronizing tone used to the mother..the midwives are upset. It reminds me of the Cheif medical officer of a tertiary hospital telling

RE: [ozmidwifery] Midwives eat their young, don't they?

2007-01-14 Thread Mary Murphy
Midwives not only eat their young, they also eat their elders. MM Hi Honey and others, A more recent article on this issue can be found here: http://www.birthinternational.com/articles/hastie02.html and an earlier article on the same topic, also by Carolyn Hastie is here:

RE: [ozmidwifery] For Sue

2006-12-30 Thread Mary Murphy
Amy, the Sue you are thinking of is also on this list. You will recognize her from her comments. You have spoken to her before. She may not want to be outed. Happy New Year MM Ahh...Ok. I must have, I got the two Sue's mixed up. You just never know in cyber world, you could be talking to

RE: [ozmidwifery] waterbirth

2006-12-23 Thread Mary Murphy
sitting there unused for some months now!! Merry Christmas to you too, and to all on the list Sue - Original Message - From: Mary Murphy mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] To: ozmidwifery@acegraphics.com.au Sent: Thursday, December 21, 2006 8:33 PM Subject: [ozmidwifery] waterbirth

[ozmidwifery] waterbirth

2006-12-21 Thread Mary Murphy
Thank you all for your swift replies. I am supporting midwife who, as a midwife in homebirth, did lots of water births and was recently present at a water birth in a hospital where SHE supported the midwife who supported a woman's wishes for a water birth. As we have only 'accidental' water

[ozmidwifery] waterbirth

2006-12-20 Thread Mary Murphy
Hi everyone, I know this question has been asked before, but I can't remember the answer. Do we have any maternity units, birth centres etc who officially do waterbirth? I know homebirthers do, but I want to know about institutions. Thanks, MM

[ozmidwifery] midwife wanted

2006-12-08 Thread Mary Murphy
Are there any independent practicing midwives in the Sunshine Coast ..Noosa? MM

RE: [ozmidwifery] midwife wanted

2006-12-08 Thread Mary Murphy
Yes please Ramona. MM

[ozmidwifery] Quote of the week

2006-12-06 Thread Mary Murphy
This has my heartfelt endorsement. MM My involvement with midwifery has been the very best life I could have. I feel I have been living on sacred ground.- Jan Tritten

[ozmidwifery] testing

2006-12-04 Thread Mary Murphy
Haven't had an email for a while.. am I on? MM

[ozmidwifery] testing

2006-11-28 Thread Mary Murphy
Just testing. No mail for nearly a week. MM

RE: [ozmidwifery] Australian Birth Post-Natal Services Conference 2007

2006-11-28 Thread Mary Murphy
In which state and what date is this being held? MM

[ozmidwifery] homebirth costs.

2006-11-18 Thread Mary Murphy
I'm not questioning the value of midwifery care, more why Sydney midwifery care is so much more 'valuable' in the dollars and sense kind of way? Something that hasn't been mentioned is the lack of professional indemnity insurance for midwives. Midwives put their life and all their goods and

RE: [ozmidwifery] Cord clamping and waterbirth

2006-11-17 Thread Mary Murphy
Thank you Angela for your thorough reply. I always forget the very detailed anatomy of the circulatory changes and have to look it up and don't keep the right book at home. . I was thinking more of a convincing explanation as to why the blood doesn't run backwards from the baby towards the

RE: [ozmidwifery] Cord clamping and waterbirth

2006-11-17 Thread Mary Murphy
Lieve writes: Yesterday I attended a waterbirth and the cord continued pulsing another 15 min after the birth of the placenta, 20 min after the birth of the baby. This can occur as a rebound pulse from the baby's heart beat. Obviously it can't be from a placenta pumping more blood to the

RE: [ozmidwifery] Misoprostol the Third stage of Labour

2006-11-17 Thread Mary Murphy
It always amazes me that these trials are on such a small number of women. While they are interesting, surely they are not able to be applied to the wider population of women? MM Results for the intravenous oxytocin (n = 311) and oral misoprostol (n = 311) groups are as follows -- This mailing

RE: RE: [ozmidwifery] homebirth costs

2006-11-17 Thread Mary Murphy
How come there is such a big difference? I mean, that is a really BIG difference!! Midwives have always worked altruistically and undervalued their services. It takes an enormous emotional step for midwives to believe they are worth it. If midwives actually ask for this larger payment, would

RE: [ozmidwifery] Alternative GBS

2006-11-17 Thread Mary Murphy
What about the risk of absorption of chlorhexidine? When the cream was used on newborn babies it was toxic. MM A Danish Obstetrician came to John Hunter Hospital (Newcastle NSW) and presented some time ago on the use of Chlorhexidine douche for women with GBS positive swabs. Very

[ozmidwifery] interesting studies

2006-11-17 Thread Mary Murphy
20061113-87# Acupuncture administered after spontaneous rupture of membranes at term significantly reduces the length of birth and use of oxytocin. A randomized controlled trial - Acta Obstetricia et Gynecologica Scandinavica , vol 85, no 11, 2006, pp 1348-1353 Gaudernack LC; Forbord S; Hole E

[ozmidwifery] PPH

2006-11-17 Thread Mary Murphy
20061113-80# Prevention of postpartum hemorrhage by uterotonic agents: comparison of oxytocin and methylergo metrine in the management of the thirs stage of labor - Acta Obstetricia et Gynecologica Scandinavica , vol 85, no 11, 2006, pp 1310-1314 Fujimoto M; Takeuchi K; Sugimoto M; et al - (2006)

[ozmidwifery] Blood gasses

2006-11-17 Thread Mary Murphy
20061113-79# The effects of time on pH and gas values in the blood contained in the umbilical cord - Acta Obstetricia et Gynecologica Scandinavica , vol 85, no 11, 2006, pp 1307-1309 Valenzuela P; Guijarro R - (2006) Background. The pH and gas analysis of umbilical cord blood is an accepted

[ozmidwifery] placental abruption

2006-11-17 Thread Mary Murphy
Guess who is on the browser? MM Prepregnancy risk factors for placental abruption Minna Tikkanen A1, Mika Nuutila A1, Vilho Hiilesmaa A1, Jorma Paavonen A1, Olavi Ylikorkala A1 A1 Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University Central Hospital, Helsinki, Finland Abstract:

[ozmidwifery] ask for 2nd opinion

2006-11-17 Thread Mary Murphy
Journal of Obstetrics Gynaecology Publisher: Taylor Francis Issue: Volume 25, Number 2 / February 2005 Pages: 115 - 116 URL: Linking http://journalsonline.tandf.co.uk/%28a0anjt55lj5eqq45gdgc4dfy%29/app/home/l

[ozmidwifery] GBS

2006-11-17 Thread Mary Murphy
Journal of Obstetrics Gynaecology Publisher: Taylor Francis Issue: Volume 25, Number 5 / July 2005 Pages: 462 - 464 URL: Linking

RE: [ozmidwifery] getting synto etc

2006-11-16 Thread Mary Murphy
be concerned at the legality of them being able to refuse the request for the script. Homebirth isn't illegal but what if a woman did die at home because the doc refused the prescription? From: Mary Murphy mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] Andrea, it is my understanding that one still has to have

RE: [ozmidwifery] Cord clamping and waterbirth

2006-11-16 Thread Mary Murphy
I have never heard of this theory. What about all the babies who are born on the bed and the mother holds the baby on her chest before the cord is clamped. I think a lesson in anatomy and physiology is called for. Anyone out there who can explain it in detail? MM _ The

RE: [ozmidwifery] getting synto etc

2006-11-15 Thread Mary Murphy
Lisa, Misoprostal for PPH is used on a regular basis at our tertiary hospital. I had a client who planned to go home 4hrs after the birth of twins and the staff gave her Miso about an hour after the birth..she was not hemorrhaging, it was given in case. It is also available to the CMP

RE: [ozmidwifery] homebirth costs

2006-11-15 Thread Mary Murphy
Same in WA. MM Approx $2000-$2500 here in SA I think, from what I know anyway From: owner-ozmidwifery@acegraphics.com.au [mailto:owner-ozmidwifery@acegraphics.com.au] On Behalf Of diane Sent: Wednesday, 15 November 2006 4:51 PM To: ozmidwifery@acegraphics.com.au

RE: [ozmidwifery] hanging baby scales

2006-11-14 Thread Mary Murphy
Sonja wroteI now have a beautiful digital set with a lovely purple sling to hang the babies in. Please tell us more. Like Where did you get them, how much do they cost, to what weight do they measure, what brand are they? Thanks, MM

RE: [ozmidwifery] getting synto etc

2006-11-14 Thread Mary Murphy
Andrea, it is my understanding that one still has to have a Drs order (e.g. prescription) before a midwife can actually give the drug. Prior to the CMP being under the umbrella of the State Health Dept, WA metro midwives had to get the woman to get a script from their doctor for synto, Vit

[ozmidwifery] lotus placenta

2006-11-12 Thread Mary Murphy
Hello wise women, I need advice about a lotus birth, (not new to me) who is also Rh neg. I need to get enough blood for group and coombes. In your experience, is there sufficient blood in the placental vessels after a physiological 3rd stge ? What is the best way to hndle this? I have had

RE: [ozmidwifery] lotus placenta

2006-11-12 Thread Mary Murphy
Thanks everyone for your replies. I am now confident I can get the sample I need . MM Hi Mary, There is always plenty of blood in placental veins - even a fair while after the birth. I remember one time I was collecting blood for a homeopathic preparation and got to it about an hour after

[ozmidwifery] Call to action

2006-11-08 Thread Mary Murphy
Minister for Health Contact Us Home 8

[ozmidwifery] testing

2006-11-07 Thread Mary Murphy
No mail for days. Is it just quiet? MM

RE: [ozmidwifery] Fully dilated no urge to push

2006-11-02 Thread Mary Murphy
Did the woman have an epidural in? MM From: owner-ozmidwifery@acegraphics.com.au [mailto:owner-ozmidwifery@acegraphics.com.au] On Behalf Of Philippa Scott Sent: Thursday, 2 November 2006 9:03 PM To: ozmidwifery@acegraphics.com.au Subject: [ozmidwifery] Fully dilated no urge to

[ozmidwifery] quote

2006-10-25 Thread Mary Murphy
Our midwifery is often closely wrapped up in our identities partly because we are called to the path that requires all of the love we have to give, then a little more. Jan Tritten, Mother of Midwifery Today .

[ozmidwifery] Blood gasses( Long)

2006-10-24 Thread Mary Murphy
This Technical report covers fetal monitoring in a really comprehensive way. www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/bv.fcgi?rid=hstat6.section.700 Re blood gases, I promise not to bother you again, but still having difficulties finding recent studies. This first one appears to explain the

RE: [ozmidwifery] Rest phase before 2nd stage

2006-10-22 Thread Mary Murphy
I think this was a recent discussion? I have seen if often enough to recognize it as a normal part of labour. some women need 10 mins, some 2 hrs and even longer. It is all about being aware and alert to the woman and babys condition. MM From:

RE: [ozmidwifery] Breastfeeding Calendar

2006-10-19 Thread Mary Murphy
Isnt junes baby just the most perfect attachment? Good for showing women what they are aiming for. MM The Australian Breastfeeding Association's 2007 Calendar is now available. May I go so far as to say it's the best EVER! Gorgeous photos. Perfect for promoting

[ozmidwifery] CTG

2006-10-19 Thread Mary Murphy
This is the most recent review of the value of CTG. It is convincing and has the power of numbers, but no one take any notice of it. MM Continuous cardiotocography (CTG) as a form of electronic fetal monitoring (EFM) for fetal assessment during labour. Alfirevic Z, Devane D, Gyte GML

RE: [ozmidwifery] cord blood gases

2006-10-19 Thread Mary Murphy
One problem with this research is the date. 1994. I am sure that it would not be viewed as valid for the battle we have with those in favour. Has anyone got anything really recent with sufficient power to be convincing? MM Thanks Lisa will start wading in the next few days. All these comments

RE: [ozmidwifery] cord blood gases

2006-10-19 Thread Mary Murphy
Has something significant changed in the last 12 years then Mary? Lisa, the usual window, especially when technology and machines is concerned is 5 yrs. Sometimes older research is used when there are multiple research papers over a long period of time, like in newborn jaundice. What

RE: [ozmidwifery] cord blood gases

2006-10-19 Thread Mary Murphy
I work with the community Midwifery Program in Perth. Up until feb this year I also took private clients. MM Do you mind me asking Mary, do you work in the government scheme in Perth or are you independent? Lisa Barrett

[ozmidwifery] risk

2006-10-15 Thread Mary Murphy
A difficult subject with thousands of references. No wonder we are all confused. The reference below is interesting. MM The cardinal rule of risk communication is the same as that for emergency medicine: first do no harm. BMJ2003;327:725-728(27September), doi:10.1136/bmj.327.7417.725

RE: [ozmidwifery] risk

2006-10-15 Thread Mary Murphy
Off the top of my head and without philosophical musings, I read thousands of words in dozens of references (just try googling health risk management) and this was the only thing I saw about doing no harm to the patient. Most of it was all about being blamed for harm that might be done and

RE: [ozmidwifery] risk

2006-10-15 Thread Mary Murphy
Visit BMJ2003;327:745-748(27September), doi:10.1136/bmj.327.7417.745 Strategies to help patients understand risks. J Paling. I have found his Palings Perspective Scale and P P Palette very useful in explaining the degree of risk to women re screening tests and possible outcomes of various

[ozmidwifery] doubles

2006-10-14 Thread Mary Murphy
I am receiving 2 of everyones emails. Is this happening to others or just me? MM

RE: [ozmidwifery] doubles

2006-10-14 Thread Mary Murphy
Subject: Re: [ozmidwifery] doubles Just singles here, Mary. Hope you're well :) xx Jo On 14/10/2006, at 4:16 PM, Mary Murphy wrote: I am receiving 2 of everyones emails. Is this happening to others or just me? MM

RE: [ozmidwifery] cord blood gases

2006-10-13 Thread Mary Murphy
It is a CYA measure. Not evidence based care for the benefit of babies or mothers. MM -Original Message- From: [EMAIL PROTECTED] [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] On Behalf Of Sadie Sent: Friday, 13 October 2006 4:25 PM To: ozmidwifery@acegraphics.com.au Subject: Re: [ozmidwifery] cord blood

RE: [ozmidwifery] cord blood gases

2006-10-13 Thread Mary Murphy
The problem with all of this is that the low apgars and low cord blood gasses dont really help much. There are babies that have terrible results and grow up fine and babies whos results are only slightly low who have developmental problems. MM From:

[ozmidwifery] Interesting article

2006-10-12 Thread Mary Murphy
British Journal oi Obstetrics and Gynaecology April 1993, Vol. 100, pp. 303-306 COMMENTARIES In Australia, approximately 50% of women carry some form of private health insurance for childbirth, with some variation between States. This gives them access to an obstetrician of their

[ozmidwifery] interesting article 2

2006-10-12 Thread Mary Murphy
CLINICAL OPINION American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology (2006) 194, 9326 Myth of the ideal cesarean section rate: Commentary and historic perspective Ronald M. Cyr, MD* Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI Received for publication

[ozmidwifery] WV Based med rejected

2006-10-12 Thread Mary Murphy
This is part of the text of the last article. Isnt it amazing that individualization is O.K for obstetricians, but not for women wanting normal births? MM The recent emphasis on evidence-based medicine has tended to overshadow the need for individualization in obstetrics. RCTs provide

RE: [ozmidwifery] asthma in labour

2006-10-12 Thread Mary Murphy
Yes, it has been used in a different delivery method, but definitely has been and probably still is, for calming contractions. I am sure some one who is familiar with it will reply. MM From: owner-ozmidwifery@acegraphics.com.au [mailto:owner-ozmidwifery@acegraphics.com.au] On

RE: [ozmidwifery] Fwd: term breech trial

2006-10-11 Thread Mary Murphy
Title: Re: [ozmidwifery] Fwd: term breech trial When else would we allow a supposedly expert practitioner to say we dont have the skillsand we are unwilling to develop them so that women can feel confident in our care.? How about a midwife who says, Oh no, I dont have the necessary

[ozmidwifery] quote

2006-10-11 Thread Mary Murphy
Quote of the Week: One of the most natural remedies I know of is grown and cultivated in the human spirit. It is the healing art of listening. Alison Parra Bastien

RE: [ozmidwifery] term breech trial - ECV option

2006-10-11 Thread Mary Murphy
Title: Re: [ozmidwifery] Fwd: term breech trial Lisa, could you describe this for us? MM She had a breech birth in the water. As far as I'm concerned it is a normal vaginal birth and although it was a compound presentation it was very straight forward indeed.

RE: [ozmidwifery] Breastfeeding

2006-10-11 Thread Mary Murphy
I agree with Janet re the basis of this fear. I have seen it in extended family and she was helped by complimentary therapy. Also she was able to B/F for 18mths on a shield. The woman could see any number of therapists, e.g. homeopath, Flower remedies, kinesiology, etc. MM From:

RE: [ozmidwifery] RE: Risk

2006-10-11 Thread Mary Murphy
Title: Re: [ozmidwifery] RE: Risk Any chance of something more specific Justine? I cant seem to find him. MM From: owner-ozmidwifery@acegraphics.com.au [mailto:owner-ozmidwifery@acegraphics.com.au] On Behalf Of Justine Caines Sent: Wednesday, 11 October 2006 9:23 PM To: OzMid

RE: [ozmidwifery] Fluids in labour

2006-10-10 Thread Mary Murphy
Re the woman I cared for who fitted because of hyponatraemia. I wondered whether she was already low in sodium because she only ever drank reverse osmosis filtered water and never added salt to food. She was on a very restricted macrobiotic diet, but not so well balanced. Mm

RE: [ozmidwifery] IUGR

2006-10-10 Thread Mary Murphy
The important measurement here is the abdominal circumference. 4 weeks below gest age indicates IUGR. The next important measurement is U/S Doppler flow. This, + Amniotic fluid levels are the most reliable indication of babys health. Reverse Doppler flow the most ominous. MM

RE: [ozmidwifery] missing mail

2006-10-09 Thread Mary Murphy
Yes and for others as well. MM From: owner-ozmidwifery@acegraphics.com.au [mailto:owner-ozmidwifery@acegraphics.com.au] On Behalf Of cath nolan Sent: Tuesday, 10 October 2006 7:56 AM To: ozmidwifery@acegraphics.com.au Subject: [ozmidwifery] missing mail I am getting Susan

RE: [ozmidwifery] GBS and Staph

2006-10-07 Thread Mary Murphy
The routine dose in our tertiary hospital is Benzyl penicillin 1.2g stat then 600mg 4 hrly. In active labour. No wonder the bugs get confused. MM From: owner-ozmidwifery@acegraphics.com.au [mailto:owner-ozmidwifery@acegraphics.com.au] On Behalf Of Katy O'Neill Sent: Saturday, 7

[ozmidwifery] Keytones-confusing

2006-10-06 Thread Mary Murphy
In summary, the literature suggests that mild to moderate ketosis is a normal consequence of labour although the association between high ketonuria and the progress of labour is inconclusive. There is also no evidence to inform the debate about the beneficial or detrimental effect of

RE: [ozmidwifery] Sports drinks

2006-10-06 Thread Mary Murphy
I think that there is no doubt about the fact that extra fluids reduces ketonuria, the debate is : Is ketonuria harmful or beneficial or just neutral? It may be that what is pathological in illness may be a product of normal metabolism in labour. From what I have read, Ketoacidosis is the

[ozmidwifery] Inexperiened?

2006-10-06 Thread Mary Murphy
First time mother - the inexperienced uterus and vagina may cause a difficult or prolonged delivery. This is one of the causes listed for Congenital Hip dysplasia on the Victoria better health site. MM

RE: [ozmidwifery] Fluids in labour

2006-10-06 Thread Mary Murphy
About 10 yrs ago I had a client who had a fit after the birth from hyponatremia. She had a mouthful of water with every contraction over a 12 hr labour. She drank reverse osmosis filtered water. The baby was fine, although this was one of the rare times I cut an episiotomy to get the baby out

RE: [ozmidwifery] No Contractions

2006-10-05 Thread Mary Murphy
Di, It sounds as tho you managed a difficult situation in the best way you knew, and that is all one can do. You are now seeking to learn from it and we will obviously give you tips based on our experiences. Dont feel that you should have etc. Many midwifery authors in all kinds of

RE: [ozmidwifery] No Contractions

2006-10-05 Thread Mary Murphy
. When asked for opinion in future I will refrain from giving any unless my language is less confrontational. Lisa Barrett - Original Message - From: Mary Murphy To: ozmidwifery@acegraphics.com.au Sent: Friday, October 06, 2006 8:17 AM Subject: RE

RE: [ozmidwifery] intact peri

2006-10-02 Thread Mary Murphy
-ozmidwifery@acegraphics.com.au] On Behalf Of Mary Murphy Sent: Monday, October 02, 2006 4:59 AM To: ozmidwifery@acegraphics.com.au Subject: RE: [ozmidwifery] intact peri Hi Paivi, I cannot give you statistics of homebirth as I do not have immediate access to them. I will see if we have any stats

RE: [ozmidwifery] Speaking of steps backwards...

2006-10-02 Thread Mary Murphy
I think the answer is a clear NO. The research still does not support continuous monitoring. Even in VBACs the monitor does NOT warn of impending rupture. It tells one when the baby is in the abdomen. Other subtle clues are more important warning than the monitor. Nancy Reagan had it

RE: [ozmidwifery] DO SOMETHING!

2006-10-02 Thread Mary Murphy
Kelly says I am not saying we need to be outrageous sales people - Why not? Isnt it interesting that we will allow others to sell their routine C/S, inductions and interference in normal birth, but we feel embarrassed to be outspoken in case we offend others. MM

RE: [ozmidwifery] intact peri

2006-10-01 Thread Mary Murphy
Hi Paivi, I cannot give you statistics of homebirth as I do not have immediate access to them. I will see if we have any stats on our service that I can access.  Just in general, the main way to protect the perineum is not to tell the woman to push, but to allow her to use her natural open

[ozmidwifery] DO SOMETHING!

2006-10-01 Thread Mary Murphy
Many of us seem to think that it is a retrograde step, but telling each other stories will not change things. What can we do to put forward our views to the government? I guess we could rely on someone else to do something but WE really need to write to our Federal Health Minister, our

RE: [ozmidwifery] Any ideas??

2006-09-30 Thread Mary Murphy
I have cared for a number of overseas visitors who have come to Perth to have their baby at home in the water. As she will have to pay for all her hospital care, she would have to also foot the bill for the hospital service. We do not have any hospitals that offer waterbirth. If it is

RE: [ozmidwifery] Midwifery Today Conference in Germany

2006-09-28 Thread Mary Murphy
Title: Re: [ozmidwifery] Midwifery Today Conference in Germany I attended a MT conference in Eugene Oregon USA.  It was varied, catering to different skill levels and very, very interesting.  The Art of midwifery was blended with how to handle PPHs Sh. Dystocia etc etc. I met some

[ozmidwifery] QUOTE OF THE WEEK

2006-09-27 Thread Mary Murphy
We need to find a way between the rock of medical model standard of care and the hard place of women's insistence on pain-free, rapid childbearing to meet the needs of both mother and baby. Sharon Glass Jonquil

[ozmidwifery] Book

2006-09-27 Thread Mary Murphy
Does anyone have this book. I would like to either borrow or buy it ASAP. Thanks, MM Trying Again : A Guide to Pregnancy After Miscarriage, Stillbirth, and Infant Loss (Paperback) by Ann Douglas 2000.

RE: [ozmidwifery] FYI news article

2006-09-20 Thread Mary Murphy
The woman who best markets midwifery is Caroline Flint in the UK. We should copy her marketing strategies. MM Kelly says..If we want women to accept and value the midwife then it needs to be marketed better, it needs to be trendy and jazzed up! Not just a choice being two sides of

RE: [ozmidwifery] FYI news article

2006-09-20 Thread Mary Murphy
From: owner-ozmidwifery@acegraphics.com.au [mailto:owner-ozmidwifery@acegraphics.com.au] On Behalf Of Mary Murphy Sent: Wednesday, September 20, 2006 11:11 AM To: ozmidwifery@acegraphics.com.au Subject: RE: [ozmidwifery] FYI news article The woman who best markets midwifery is Caroline

[ozmidwifery] Caroline flint.

2006-09-20 Thread Mary Murphy
http://www.birthcentre.com/index.html

RE: [ozmidwifery] FYI news article

2006-09-20 Thread Mary Murphy
://www.carolineflint.co.uk/news/news.htm, but I dont know if there is something more detailed. Vedrana From: owner-ozmidwifery@acegraphics.com.au [mailto:owner-ozmidwifery@acegraphics.com.au] On Behalf Of Mary Murphy Sent: Wednesday, September 20, 2006 11:11 AM To: ozmidwifery@acegraphics.com.au

[ozmidwifery] routine VE's

2006-09-17 Thread Mary Murphy
Recently there was a question about the evidence for routine VEs in labour. I thought Id contribute this: Forms of care unlikely to be beneficial Frequent scheduled vaginal examinations in labor 31 Thought Id put this in as well. MM Routine directed pushing during the second stage

[ozmidwifery] routine vag exams

2006-09-16 Thread Mary Murphy
I did google this and cut and paste a heap of quotes. Then I lost it!. You could google it yourself and see what comes up. You could also follow up on Mary Stewarts research. MM hsc.uwe.ac.uk/net/research/Default.aspx?pageindex=7pageid=259 Vaginal examination in labour: power, control

[ozmidwifery] Mec Stained Liquor

2006-09-16 Thread Mary Murphy
From National Womens Hospital NZ. www.adhb.govt.nz/newborn/Guidelines/Admission/MeconiumStainedLiquorAndMAS.htm - Delivery Room Management The Paediatric Resident (SHO, Registrar, or NS-ANP) should be called if there is thick meconium staining or light meconium plus fetal

[ozmidwifery] caesareans

2006-09-16 Thread Mary Murphy
Preventing first time mothers having an induction for non or dubious medical reasons would go a long way to preventing complicated labours and C/S for lack of progress and/or fetal distress. There seems to be an epidemic of inductions, as tho this is the best way for women to go in to

[ozmidwifery] routine VE

2006-09-16 Thread Mary Murphy
Did this make it to the List?: Hi Sarah, it's a good question. If I were her, I'd be looking for evidence that VEs can increase GBS infections, e coli infections, etc. There must be data somewhere about the less VEs the better for women with PROM, maybe that could be used. I always like

RE: [ozmidwifery] VBAC after more than one c-sec in the perinatal data?

2006-09-15 Thread Mary Murphy
Same as the WA form. Contact the state Health statistics dept. they have all the data. MM From: owner-ozmidwifery@acegraphics.com.au [mailto:owner-ozmidwifery@acegraphics.com.au] On Behalf Of brendamanning Sent: Saturday, 16 September 2006 1:12 PM To:

[ozmidwifery] Quote of the week

2006-09-13 Thread Mary Murphy
The flowering of midwifery education is in the opening, the grace, the surrender, the beauty and the union with what is great and good, and the strength that comes with this. From Midwifery Today.

[ozmidwifery] Post term induction

2006-09-10 Thread Mary Murphy
http://www.lamaze.org/institute/flawed/postterm1.asp follow this link for a very interesting summary of the evidence. MM

[ozmidwifery] C/S again

2006-09-06 Thread Mary Murphy
Low-risk cesareans carry increased neonatal mortality risk Source:Birth 2006; Not yet available online Examining infant and neonatal mortality among women with no indication of medical risks or complications who undergo a primary cesarean delivery. Low-risk mothers who opt for a

RE: [ozmidwifery] Synto question

2006-09-03 Thread Mary Murphy
According to the box, Syntocinon and syntometrine should be stored at between 2-8 degrees C. Leaving it out of the fridge in room temperature for short periods of time should not affect it, but the best people to ask are the distributors, Look on the box for details. MM

RE: [ozmidwifery] The Purple Line

2006-09-03 Thread Mary Murphy
Tania, could I please have a few more details? E.g. author and complete title of article? I am also puzzled by the (8681). I cant seem to access it with the details you provided. Thanks, MM Tania wrote: For anyone who's interested, the original piece of research was pubished in the

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