Labour & Birth

Preparing for Labour & Birth

Keep a list of important numbers in your handbag or near the phone (or in your phone).

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Spontaneous Rupture of the Membranes

Sometimes a woman’s waters break before labour starts. This is known as pre-labour spontaneous rupture of the membranes (SRM).

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External Cephalic Version

If your baby is breech (lying bottom-first or feet-first in the womb (uterus) instead of the usual head-first position), your obstetrician may offer you a technique known as External Cephalic Version (ECV).

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Membrane Sweep

Whether you have decided to have a membrane sweep or not, you will always be offered a date to have your labour induced (started off).

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Woman and baby