Author Sarah Buckley, MD Articles


Epidural pain relief is an increasingly popular choice for Australian women in the labour ward. Up to one third of all birthing women have an epidural,1 and it is especially common amongst women having...

Also labeled: Birth, Issue #12

Pain in Labor: Your Hormones Are Your Helpers

First published in Australia’s Parents Pregnancy, Autumn 1999, as “Your Hormones are your Helpers.” This version updated July 2005. Imagine this—your cat is pregnant, due to give birth around the same time as you are. You have your bags...

Also labeled: Birth, Issue #10

Ultrasound Scans: Cause for Concern

When I was pregnant with my first baby in 1990, I decided against having a scan. This was a rather unusual decision, as my partner and I are both doctors and had even done pregnancy scans ourselves- rather ineptly, but ...

Also labeled: Informed Choice