Planning for Pregnancy: Preconception Care By Jane Palmer Preconception care can make a positive difference to your health and the health of your child. More and more evidence points to the fact that the way we were nourished and grew in our mother’s womb can have an important impact on your health as an adult.
Acupuncture is Successful in Reducing Depression in Pregnancy Anyone who has experienced depression themselves, or watched helplessly as someone they love endures it, will attest that the affects of depression are far reaching and long lasting. Many studies have explored the prevalence and treatment of postpartum depression. However, few have explored the treatment of depression
PBB Health Centre: The Perfect Partnership of Family Medicine, Midwifery Care & Allied Health Media Release 29 January 2013 In a first for Parramatta, the PBB Health Centre offers medical care, midwifery care and allied health services in one state of art complex. Established in 2012, PBB Health Centre combines the benefits of the
The 6 Steps to better Family Finances in 2013! What goals have you set yourself for 2013? Was being better with your family finances one of them? Many of us wake up on January 1st with the hope and aim of making this year better, that this will be the year that I achieve…
Birth Photography: Capturing and Preserving Your Unique Birth Story By Jillian Harris Spiky Hedgehog Photography For months you’ve felt her inside you. Hiccups that made you smile, kicks that made you wince, somersaults that took your breath away … but every movement bringing her closer to your heart. Soon she will be in your
Co-sleeping and Breastfeeding By Michelle Simmons Clinical Midwifery Consultant Historically, women all over the world have effectively combined co-sleeping and breastfeeding for thousands of years in order to meet the psychological, physical and social needs of their infant. Breastfeeding infants feed regularly throughout the day and night time during the early months of life.
Bashi Hazard Champions the Rights of Women in an Open Letter to RANZCOG While hospitals make claim to state-of-the-art facilities and the highest standards of patient care, many women leave these same facilities feeling broken and violated, the victims of birth trauma. While a relatively new term, rejected by many in the medical community,
Can music decrease pain in labour? For centuries, humans have explored and espoused the therapeutic benefits of music. From dental work, to acupuncture sessions, to IVF egg collections, the use of music is now routinely encouraged. It promotes relaxation and assists patients in managing stress during medical procedures. Similarly women are often encouraged to
Pregnancy Workout Guide By Jane Palmer The following pregnancy workout guide is an excerpt from the latest edition of Pregnancy For Dummies. No matter what your particular exercise regimen may be, keep in mind the basic rules for working out during pregnancy. The following is a list of things to consider when keeping up
Using Pressure Softening to Help with Attachment By Jane Palmer The following information is an excerpt from the latest edition of Pregnancy for Dummies When breasts are engorged or nipples swollen, your baby may have difficulty attaching to the breast. Reverse pressure softening is a simple technique developed by Jean Cotterman that can help