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News in 2010

Find out about news and fantastic products at Pregnancy, Birth and Beyond from 2010. At www.pregnancy.com.au we aim to keep you up-to-date and informed.

Choosing a School for your child

Choosing a School

Choosing a school - Education isn’t necessarily a matter of ‘getting  what you pay for’. Pinky McKay shares strategies for choosing the right  school for your child. To read the article ...

Breech Presentation and the Webster Technique

Breech Presentation and the Webster Technique

Dr Jacey Pryjma, chiropractor, explores breech presentation and the Webster technique.  Referred to by many as the ‘baby turning technique’, the Webster Technique is a specific chiropractic analysis and adjustment that reduces interference to the nerve system and balances maternal pelvic muscles and ligaments. Helping the the baby to move to an optimal position in preparation for birth  To read the article

Midwifery Supplies in Australia

Midwifery Supplies

Pregnancy, Birth and Beyond is the first business in Australia to cater specifically for professional midwifery supplies. We offer products for midwives in private practice which include homebirth supplies, birth pools, midwifery kits and consumables. We are constantly adding products to this section. To see the new products ...

Magic - A Belly Grows

Magic - A Belly Grows

Jane Palmer found this wonderful documentation of pregnancy on Vimeo. Cole is the women in the photos. Cole's husband documented her pregnancy and put together this funny, quirky and fabulous slide show. This an awesome record of pregnancy. See the slide show ...

Breech and beautiful - Oscar’s birth story

Breech and beautiful - Oscar’s birth story

Bub was still breech, but had moved his little foot and was know frank breech.  I had a glimmer of hope for a natural birth.  I had been having acupuncture before we conceived and turned once again to my therapist for help after getting to 36 weeks with no change in bubs position. To read the article ...

Free Breastfeeding Videos Available Online

A book on breastfeeding can be helpful and a picture is worth a thousand words, however watching someone breastfeeding is a much better way to learn. Women do not generally see other women breastfeeding and this has resulted in the loss of knowledge that is gained by observing breastfeeding women on a day to day basis. These beautiful breastfeeding videos show proper latch, positioning of the baby, expressing breastmilk and much more.  To see the breastfeeding videos...

Weleda's Organic Range of Products  

Weleda's Range of Organic Products

Weleda sources the finest ingredients from specially selected, biodynamic and organic farms to produce health-enhancing herbal and homoeopathic formulas and exquisite body care products. Pregnancy, Birth & Beyond's online store has just released the Mother and Baby Range of Weleda Products. You will be delighted and inspired by the integrity and uncompromising dedication that nurtures every Weleda product. View Weleda products

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Chiropractic – Philosophy, Art and Lifestyle

Chiropractic care can form part of a woman’s pre-conception and pregnancy healthcare plan by supporting a woman’s body throughout pregnancy by facilitating her adaptation to carrying a growing child and reducing back pain. Chiropractic care provides the best opportunity for optimal baby positioning, intervention-free labour and a safe and natural delivery.  To read the article...

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Early Pregnancy: What to Expect

Even before you’ve missed a period, you may suspect – or hope – you are pregnant. Usually, the signs of early pregnancy are obvious. Nausea, a bloated tummy, period pain-like cramps, fuller breasts, and loss of sexual desire: they’re all signs you may be pregnant. To read the article ...

Michel Odent's Birth Reborn DVD

Birth Reborn by Michel Odent and Liliana Lammers

A new addition to Pregnancy, Birth and Beyond's online store is Michel Odent and Liliana Lammer's DVD Birth Reborn - How to satisfy the basic needs of women in labour. This DVD contains a seminar recorded in Bristol December 2009 and includes discussion on new ways to interpret fear during pregnancy and labour. The DVD explores achieving a balance alongside hospital protocols and lots more. To see the DVD ...

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Safe Eating and Drinking Before and During Pregnancy

Thinking about getting pregnant in 2010? This article will provide you with vital information about what you eat and drink before and during pregnancy. Having a baby is an exciting time but there are a few vital things to remember about eating and drinking to make sure that you and your baby are healthy. To read the article...

Belly Dance Your Way to a Better Birth

'Bellydanceforbirth' describes the movements of the bellydance in its role as a birthing dance. It is a safe and effective dance expression that supports women throughout pregnancy and labour providing a natural birthing technique that encourages active birth.  To read the article...

New in our shopping cart is the DVD and Book "Dance of the Womb"

Birth: The system is broken if it doesn't leave people whole

An opinion piece written by Kenzie Woodbridge. Kenzie shares her insights, experiences and thoughts of the currently maternity system from a Canadian perspective.  Kenzie's believes that the the medical model of childbirth is broken right to the core and provides in depth insight into the reasons behind her beliefs. To read the article ...

Birth Trauma

When we talk of birth trauma, we mean Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) that occurs after childbirth. PTSD is the term for a set of normal reactions to a traumatic, scary or bad experience. Post Traumatic Stress Disorder can be a consequence of a traumatic birth.This article is written by the Birth Trauma Association in the UK and explores birth trauma in depth To read the article ...

Breast Soother®

Breast Soother® are designed by a highly experienced midwife and used by breastfeeding mothers all over the world, the Breast Soother can be used for both cooling and warming therapy to ease discomfort that may be associated with breastfeeding.  To find out more...

Pregnancy, Birth and Beyond Launches the Aquaborn Eco Birth Pool Range in Australia

Pregnancy, Birth and Beyond unveils the new Aquaborn Eco Birth Pool range in June 2010. The Aquaborn range is available to midwives, hospitals and mothers enabling greater choice for expectant mothers who are considering how and where to give birth.  To see the new range ...

ABO Incompatibility in Newborns

ABO incompatibility is a common and generally mild type of haemolytic disease in babies. The term haemolytic disease means that red blood cells are broken down more quickly than usual which can cause jaundice, anaemia and in very severe cases can cause death.  To find out more...

Midwifery and homebirth campaign update

There is only 5 weeks to go until the commencement of the national registration scheme for midwives. It is stressful time for midwives in private practice and for women planning homebirth.. To read the complete article ...

Birth Pools Compared

Inflatable birth pools can be can be used at home, in a birth centre and in hospital. It can be difficult to decide which is the best birth pool for you. To help you decide we have developed a comprehensive table that compares all our current inflatable birth pools To find out more...

New Breast Pump Hire Service

Ameda Elite Hospital Grade Breast Pumps are available from Pregnancy, Birth and Beyond to mothers for short or long term hire. The Ameda Elite Breast Pump is a durable hospital-grade breast pump features separate suction and cycle dials to help you find the settings that work best for you. The piston-driven action allows for effective pumping. To learn more ...

Circumcision - A Guide for Parents

In Australia today circumcision of baby boys is rare, and the uncut penis is the normal thing among young people, but many parents are still anxious about the subject. Because Australia has a past history of widespread circumcision, they may be unfamiliar with the normal penis and worried that they will not know how to look after it. To read the complete article ...

Huge Range of Breastfeeding Products

New in store the Ameda range of breastfeeding products and accessories - a well known and quality brand name. Electric and manual breast pumps are an aid to the breastfeeding mother. Accessories like the cool n carry and freezer milk bags are also available for the convenience of the working mum as well as feeding pillows, breastfeeding pads and well-known brands like Lilypadz and Breast Warmers.

Read Your Baby's Sleepy Signals

A good way to encourage good sleep is to get familiar with your baby’s sleepy signals, and put her down to sleep as soon as she seems tired. A baby cannot put herself to sleep, nor can she understand her own sleepy signs. To find out more...

Eating and Drinking in Labour: Let Women Decide

Women should be allowed to eat and drink what they want during labour, say Cochrane Researchers. The researchers carried out a systematic review of studies examining the traditional practice of restricting food and fluid intake during labour and found no evidence for any risk or benefit for women at low risk of complications. To find out more...

Information for Dads

I uncovered some great brochures for Dad's published by Good Beginnings and have been kindly given permission to include the brochures on Pregnancy, Birth and Beyond's website. The brochures cover topics such as dads and breastfeeding, dads and postnatal depression, the family-work balance and understanding changing relationships. A valuable resource, the brochures are located on this page ...

Pregnancy and Baby Art

Create a 3D belly cast or mask in your home in just 30 minutes using our easy, all-natural kit. Or create a work of art on your pregnant belly using our pregnancy belly painting kit or temporary tummy tattoos! There is nothing more captivating than your baby's little hands and feet. Our baby-safe ink pads easily create keepsake imprints of a baby's hands and feet.

Our Bodies Our Babies Our Rights Rally

On the 18th of February people from all different backgrounds gathered in 15 locations across Australia to register their protest at the Rudd Government's policies that threaten to restrict options for women giving birth.

"High Risk Birth" - Defined by Whom?

Justine Caines is the secretary of Homebirth Australia and a respected advocate of natural birth. She gave birth to twins at home in December 2005. Justine has written an article on risk and birth which elaborates on her informed decision to plan a homebirth for her twins. You can read about Rossie and Majella's birth story here.