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Congrats you're pregnant! Tips to help you avoid information overload

Congrats you're pregnant! Tips to help you avoid information overload

… Women are now faced with options and information about being pregnant and birth like never before. … Others feel completely overwhelmed from the first conversation with their work mates about all things birth



What sort of birth do you want?

What sort of birth do you want?

… What sort of birth do you want? … By Liz Wilkes, My Midwives “What sort of birth do you want” is a common question many first time mothers-to-be … Generally this sort of birth occurs in midwifery models of care and/or in birth centres. … But for the vast majority of women – over 80% of women – they can aim for a natural birth knowing that … This must occur in a birth suite and once an epidural is in place the woman needs to have a catheter …



Your Pregnancy, Birth & Baby by @tammi.tmb

Your Pregnancy, Birth & Baby by @tammi.tmb

… YOUR BIRTH Did you have a Birth plan, if so, what was your plan A For Ruby’s pregnancy I had intentions … Please provide a brief synopsis of your birth. … How was your birth experience different to what you have expected? … How was your birth recovery? Extremely straight forward. … It felt nearly as worse as birth! …



My Midwife Story

My Midwife Story

… Having had four babies I can safely say, people tell you ‘every birth is different’ and no truer words … I’ve had two low risk births through a public hospital, tried a private Obstetrician and private hospital … had a private midwife who was able to admit me to hospital and provide my whole care for labour and birth … I really believe my birth was tainted, by the lack of support. … I had had with my previous public births. …



What is a safe sleeping environment for your baby?

What is a safe sleeping environment for your baby?

… Nose Australia’s evidence-based safe sleeping practices are: Sleep your baby on his back from birth … or side Sleep your baby with his face and head uncovered Keep baby smoke free before and after birth



Create the safest possible sleep environment for your baby.

Create the safest possible sleep environment for your baby.

… outlined below… B: Sleep your baby on their BACK Place your baby on their BACK for every sleep from birth … K: KEEP your baby smoke free KEEP your baby smoke free during pregnancy and after birth. …



My Journey with Endometriosis and Infertility

My Journey with Endometriosis and Infertility

… conceived 2 years later and born the day before my 35th birthday and now I am waiting finally for the birth … N.B.: We are happy to add that since writing this article, Emily has given birth to a beautiful, healthy …



The mini-trampoline in your pelvis

The mini-trampoline in your pelvis

… especially important if you’re pregnant, planning to be, or have already had a baby, because pregnancy and birth … Bladder and bowel control will improve in the first six months after giving birth, once your hormones … pelvic floor exercises are done during pregnancy, the pelvic floor muscles recover more quickly after birth



Keeping fit during pregnancy

Keeping fit during pregnancy

… It also allows your pelvic floor to stretch during birth. … The pelvic floor muscles and ligaments, which help to keep the bladder shut, are also stretched at birth



Having a planned birth? Every extra week counts.

Having a planned birth? Every extra week counts.

… Having a planned birth? Every extra week counts. … give birth at 40 weeks. … Why do women have earlier births? … The risk was higher for babies born after a planned birth compared with those who had a spontaneous birth … But in other cases, women and their care providers planning the timing of birth should aim for birth



Chiropractic & Pregnancy. Your questions answered.

Chiropractic & Pregnancy. Your questions answered.

… hormone Relaxin is thought to cause joints and ligaments to become lax or loose, in preparation for child birth … with lower back and pelvic pain, it is suggested that chiropractic care can help women have an easier birth … chiropractors also report that chiropractic can assist in ensuring your baby is in the right position for birth



Your Top Six Questions about Pregnancy and Birth Answered

Your Top Six Questions about Pregnancy and Birth Answered

… Why do women chose to have a water birth? … There are many benefits to choosing to labour or give birth in water including lower pain levels, less … use of medical pain relief and a higher satisfaction with their birth. … If you would like to labour or birth in the water it is important to check that your hospital offers … Hypnobirthing essentially means the use of hypnosis (or deep relaxation) and birth. …



A few things you may not have expected in the days before and after birth

A few things you may not have expected in the days before and after birth

… A few things you may not have expected in the days before and after birth By Liz Wilkes, My Midwives … Women have lots of information around what to expect from the birthing process but it tends to make … of the changes that you and your baby may undergo in the last days of pregnancy and first days after birth … After birth your baby will feed and this will assist you to produce more of this amazing liquid gold. … It is extremely sticky and can be quite hard to clean off baby in the first few nappies after birth. …



How to Support your Mental Health during Pregnancy

How to Support your Mental Health during Pregnancy

… new mums tell me that they really struggled with their mental health during pregnancy or after the birth … Being pregnant, growing and birthing your baby is one of, if not the biggest transition in your life. … We need to take good care of ourselves during pregnancy and the weeks after birth. … receives care from a known midwife is more likely to have a more positive experience of labour and birth … A doula (non-medical support person for pregnancy, labour and birth) can also be beneficial in helping …



Exploring the benefits of sensory play

Exploring the benefits of sensory play

… From birth to early childhood, children use their five senses to explore and try to make sense of the …



Labour pain

Labour pain

… Whilst you may want to speak to your care provider, the beginning of labour changes, does not mean birth … with your care provider, making sure that they advise you the best time to transfer to hospital, or birth … If it is your second baby, this is generally the time to think about moving to your birth place. … Your labour intensifies toward transition, which is the last part before your start to push and birth



Sensory development

Sensory development

… These connections are the direct result of events and experiences encountered from birth. … Hearing continues to develop up to 6 months after the birth. … Vision At birth, the eye and brain areas responsible for vision are immature. … Smell At birth, the sense of smell is fully mature and babies have the capacity to distinguish thousands …



Pro pregnancy tips for a healthy pelvic floor

Pro pregnancy tips for a healthy pelvic floor

… good news is, a woman’s body is perfectly designed to achieve the truly amazing feat of carrying and birthing … Things that are going to support you to have a better birth experience and a quicker recovery once your … The most effective pushing position for each woman and birth will be different. … There are so many great resources and child birthing classes out there to help you practice good birthing … Check out Hypnobirthing, Calmbirth, Active Birth, Spinning Babies, Birth Skills and Ina May’s Guide to …



Your Pregnancy, Birth & Baby by @aliceinhealthyland

Your Pregnancy, Birth & Baby by @aliceinhealthyland

… YOUR BIRTH Did you have a Birth plan, if so, what was your plan A Yes, pain free vaginal labor. … Now I am very open minded about birth and empowering women with all birth choices! … Please provide a brief synopsis of your birth. … How was your birth experience different to what you have expected? … How was your birth recovery? …



Tiny 24-weeker Premmie, Lilija, starts Kindergarten

Tiny 24-weeker Premmie, Lilija, starts Kindergarten

… Starting school can be an emotional time for families who have experienced the birth of a baby born premature … Early or traumatic birth can lead to growth or developmental delays, behavioural challenges and disabilities … her gestation, her chances of disability-free survival dropped significantly several hours after her birth