Many women want a natural birth – or at least as natural as possible. But what you might consider a ‘natural’ birth might be very different to what your doctor, friend or sister might consider a natural birth. Here are some key points you might want to consider.
There is A LOT of confusing information out there about what you can, can’t, should and shouldn’t do when returning to exercise after having a baby. We learn about five of the most common mistakes new mums make when returning to exercise post-birth.
choosing the right birth photographer is so important. Finding someone who can be a part of your special moment, and almost feel like they’re part of the family.
Having had four babies I can safely say, people tell you ‘every birth is different’ and no truer words have been spoken about my experiences. I’ve had two low risk births through a public hospital, tried a private Obstetrician and private hospital, and this last time, I have had a private midwife who was able to admit me to hospital and provide my whole care for labour and birth.
This article takes the embarrassment out of babies and answering all of your burning, awkward questions on child birth and looking after your little one.
One of the many wonders new parents may encounter, with the birth of their child, is just how long their fingernails and toenails can be. For four out of the nine months of a full-term pregnancy, a baby’s nails grow; it’s possible your newborn will have longer nails than you!
It used to be believed that a woman who had a caesarean birth would always need a cesarean delivery for all her babies. However many women who have previously undergone caesarean birth can safely attempt a trial of labor to have a vaginal delivery in subsequent pregnancies.
Do you have weakness in your abdominal muscles after having your baby? This is what we call Abdominal Separation or Diastasis Recti, and you’re not alone. At least two thirds of women in their third trimester of pregnancy have separation (Pelvic Floor First Australia).
Here’s what you need to consider when weighing up your maternity hospital and obstetrician choices.
Post-pregnancy compression tights do more than just conceal your new lumps and bumps. They actually help promote healing after pregnancy as well as provide support for abdominal muscle recovery.
This article aims to overview a few of the changes that you and your baby may undergo in the last days of pregnancy and first days after birth.
Grounding ourselves and our children in nature, is extremely healing, beneficial, both emotionally and physically. Allowing our children to explore untethered, wild and free, among the trees and the flowers, creates mindfulness, encourages compassion and inspires creativity.
It’s common practice to go and see a health professional at approximately six weeks after giving birth, usually an obstetrician, a midwife or a GP. Read on to find the purpose of this consult.
A guest post from Dani - a mother who recounts her story of using Cryosite cord blood banking after her son Miles was diagnosed with a rare form of leukemia.
Here are some myths to bust on abdominal muscle separation during and after pregnancy.
You are your baby's voice. Taking time each day to monitor a baby’s movement is as important as mother’s taking prenatal vitamins and staying healthy.
Midwifery and Maternity Providers Organisation (MMPOA) know first-time expectant parents often have many questions about the journey ahead. Here they answer the most common questions qualified midwives are asked.This Bupa Parenting Insights talk is given by Liz Wilkes, CEO of MMPOA. Liz answers the following 10 questions:
This talk discusses the latest pre-conception advice, tips for your pregnancy journey and advice for keeping both mum-to-be and unborn baby happy and healthy.
When you become pregnant it can seem like a whole new world has opened up. Everyone has an opinion on what is good and bad! Read these tips from MMPOA to help you avoid the information overload.
After trying for 5 years and having had 3 miscarriages, we found out we were having triplets at our 7- week scan. My husband could not wipe the grin off his face; I was a little bit more hesitant. How would my 46-year-old body cope with the pregnancy? I wanted a natural birth, is this possible with multiple births?