Historically speaking, women and babies did not do well out of childbirth. Without the advances in medicine today, many women died of complications. Around a quarter of infants died before their first birthdays. But have we moved too far away from ancient wisdom? Were there practices that helped women give birth and deliver healthy babies?
Professor of Midwifery at the University of Western Sydney, Hannah Dahlen talks about what she’s learnt about midwifery practices that can help women in labour and the lost wisdom of ages past.