Pregnancy, Birth and Beyond

http://www.pregnancy.com.au/resources/news/index.shtml

News

Check out the latest news from Pregnancy Birth and Beyond. On this page you can read about our latest articles, breaking news and website features. At www.pregnancy.com.au we aim to keep you up-to-date and informed.

Check out the latest news from Pregnancy Birth and Beyond. On this page you can read about our latest articles, breaking news, products and website features.

August

List of publicly funded homebirth programs

List of publicly funded homebirth programs

Publicly funded homebirth is available for a small number of women in programs across Australia. The number of publicly funded homebirth programs is growing. If you are eligible for Medicare these programs are free. See this updated list for the publicly funded homebirth program near you. Find out more...

Midwives and social media

Midwives and social media

Midwives are becoming more engaged with social media and electronic communications in both their professional and personal lives. We explore some of the pitfalls, precautions and powerful possibilities that social media offers to midwives in this article by Carolyn Hastie.  Find out more...

Morning Sickness - What Helped you

Morning Sickness - What Helped you

Forum Feature: It is thought that over 50% of all pregnant women suffer from morning sickness. It commonly occurs in the first trimester but some unlucky mums can experience morning sickness in the second and third trimesters. The term morning sickness is quite misleading as this sickness can take place at any time of dayFind out more...

New homebirth section

New Homebirth Section

Check out PBB Website new revised and expanded homebirth section. You'll find lots of information on homebirth, homebirth stroies, tips on organising a homebirth and lots more Find out more...

The day my baby was born

The day my baby was born

I will never forget the moment my labour began, the moment that marked that step in my journey into motherhood. I can remember everything about it so clearly. My partner, Dave, and I were walking down the road from our corner shop with our dog Jazz, it was nearly 6pm on Tuesday the 10th April 2014. Find out more...

Posterior Tongue Tie - What do we know?

Posterior Tongue Tie - What do we know?

Increasingly, health professionals are diagnosing posterior tongue ties and surgically cutting the tie with a procedure called a frenotomy citing the tongue tie as a reason for breastfeeding issues. There is a lot of debate about posterior tongue ties and the current data about posterior tongue ties seems to be unreliable. Find out more...

What do you love about Breastfeeding your Toddler?

What do you love about Breastfeeding your Toddler?

Forum feature: There are immense benefits to continuing to breastfeed your toddler (and beyond). Within the second year of life a toddler can still get between around 80% (at 12 months) and 30% (at 24 months) of their daily nutritional requirements from breastmilk.  Find out more...

Dr Hannah Dahlen

Call the real midwives – A trip down memory lane

My mum was a midwife in the East End of London in the 1950's and so I grew up surrounded stories of midwifery. It was probably one of the main reasons I became a midwife, going to the UK to undertake my midwifery training. Find out more...

My Story about Teenage Pregnancy

My Story about Teenage Pregnancy

When I was 13 my mum and dad separated. My mother moved to the country with my three younger siblings, and I being a stubborn teen wanted to stay behind with my father. I had just started dating my first proper boyfriend and was new to high school. I lost my virginity to this boyfriend. Find out more...

Breastfeeding with Inverted Nipples

Breastfeeding with Inverted Nipples

Forum feature: I want to encourage anyone who has inverted nipples - breastfeeding with inverted nipples is certainly possible. You can have a long, successful breastfeeding journey with your child. Find out more...

Preventing high blood pressure in pregnancy with magnesium supplements

Preventing high blood pressure in pregnancy with magnesium supplements

Any pregnant mum will tell you how important it is to have a healthy pregnancy. For some women high blood pressure can cause problems in pregnancy and make the pregnancy higher risk. This occurs in around 1 in 10 pregnancies. Find out more...

Adrian Baker – Pregnancy and Birth Artist

Adrian Baker – Pregnancy and Birth Artist

Nothing is more beautiful than a pregnant woman, and nothing is more awe inspiring than a woman giving birth. Painting is an ideal way to capture and portray this very special time in a woman’s life. When exploring pregnancy and birth artists I found Adrian Baker featured in Homebirth Access Sydney’s magazine. Find out more...

July 2015

Stretch marks due to pregnancy?

Stretch Marks due to Pregnancy

Forum Feature: Read all about stretch marks in pregnancy. What causes stretch marks? Why do we have them? What tips help prevent stretch marks? Are there symptoms that you feel as stretch marks start? What stage of pregnancy does the marks starts to develop? Find out more...

Planned Homebirth – Hospital Transfer

Planned Homebirth – Hospital Transfer

The most common reason a woman transfers into hospital after a planned homebirth is because her labour goes on and on and she becomes exhausted. Lots of strategies can be tried at home to help facilitate labour and combat exhaustion, however even with the best tools, sometimes a trip to hospital is required. Find out more...

My Midwifery Group Practice Experience

My Midwifery Group Practice Experience

When l found out about the Midwifery Group Practice (MGP) program I was really excited. I think what excited me the most was that I would know who my midwife for my labour and birth would be. Labour and birth is a very important time and a huge event in women's lives, however women are also very vulnerable. Find out more...

June 2015

Checking the placenta

Checking the Placenta

Once a baby is born the midwife or doctor will carefully check the placenta to ensure that no part of the placenta or membranes have remained inside the uterus. If any part of the placenta or membranes has been retained in the uterus, it can cause a postpartum haemorrhage and/or infection. Find out more...

Five Fertility Misconceptions

Five Fertility Misconceptions

Family planning has been around in some form or another since the beginning of time. We have been making babies – and sometimes trying not to make babies – for as long as this species has walked the earth. We can only guess that infertility has also been around as long.  Find out more...

Eating for Two?

Eating for Two?

It's hard being a woman. Many of us spend much of our adult lives watching our weight, struggling to get enough exercise and disciplining our eating. When we become pregnant it can seem like the perfect opportunity to relax the reins a little; after all, we are eating for two, right? Not quite. Find out more...

Birth Story by Samira Vogelrot

Using a Birth Stool

A birth stool helps you into a physiological upright posture during labour and birth. A birth stool can help provide balance and support to labouring women. Different positions and various movements can help with progress and comfort during labour. To find out more check out our article on using a birth stool. Find out more...

March 2015

Birth Story by Samira Vogelrot

Birth Story by Samira Vogelrot

During my first pregnancy I was very frightened, especially from the seventh month. It just seemed impossible that a baby would be able to enter the world through my vagina. The birth of my daughter ended after 32 hours of labour... Because of my baby’s stressed heartbeat and a lack of progress in the birth process, delivery was by an emergency C-section. I believe that it was because of my fears that I failed to have the best birth experience possible. Find out more...

Birth Pool Friendly Hospitals

Birth Pool Friendly Hospitals

Check out our updated page listing birth pool friendly hospitals. These hospitals either have birth pools available for use or allow you to bring in your own birth pool to use during labour and/or birth. This list is in its infancy and we'd love to hear from you if you know a hospital that is not listed here or if a hospital is listed in error. Find out more...

Midwife Burnout

Midwife Burnout

This YouTube video is intended for midwives, student midwives and those curious about the realities of life as a midwife. Midwifery has its fantastic highs but also has lows. This video highlights the importance of midwives taking care of themselves and offers strategies to avoid burnout. Find out more...

January 2015

Pregnancy and Parenting Network

Pregnancy and Parenting Network for 2015

The Pregnancy and Parenting Network holds regular get-togethers at Dundas Valley (in Sydney's north west) and Glenbrook (Blue Mountains) from 10am until 12pm. These get togethers are casual and provide an opportunity to talk about all sorts of issues surrounding pregnancy, birth, breastfeeding and parenting in a safe, supportive and relaxing environment. Find out more...

Five Co-Sleeping Myths Busted!

Five Co-Sleeping Myths Busted!

"We all want a good night’s sleep but when it comes to where your baby sleeps you are certain to get bombarded with advice. If you dare admit to co-sleeping you will be an especially vulnerable target. Of course, wherever your baby sleeps is your choice and as long as you provide a safe sleeping environment, it’s nobody else’s business." Find out more...

Battling the Breast Crawl

Battling the Breast Crawl

"'The thing is, you’re only a student.' These words hit me to the core and I was left speechless, angry and disjointed. But those words, they meant something. I am only a student. I can’t change the world right now, but I can make a difference. After all it only takes one person to make another feel better, right?" Find out more...

TOM Organic Nursing Pads

TOM Organic Nursing Pads

We are incredibly excited to announce the launch of our newest arrival – TOM Organic Nursing Pads. Made with pure organic cotton, our nursing pads are gentle on your sensitive skin. With no chemicals or synthetic absorbent polymers you can have peace of mind knowing there is no residue coming in contact with your baby. Find out more...