Pregnancy and work is a common combination in today’s world. This is particularly true if you’re having your first baby. While pregnant, you may sail through your time at work. Alternatively, however, you may face some special challenges. Announcing the news of your pregnancy at work may be celebrated. Your workplace may accommodate any special needs that you may have. On the other hand, your pregnancy may be greeted in a less than positive way.
We understand that you may have some concerns about pregnancy and work. Therefore, we have put together this guide to help you understand your legal rights and maternity entitlements. We also offer expert advice on when and how to approach your boss.
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Setting Up a Birth Pool Video Series - Indoor Tap Adaptor Our Indoor Tap Adaptor video is the first in a series of videos showing how to: set up a birth pool, fill the birth pool with water and empty the pool after use. This video shows step by step instructions on how to use the indoor tap adaptor. Our video highlights the following steps Loosen the aerator using the plastic part of the indoor tap adaptor Remove the
Introducing the New www.pregnancy.com.au Welcome to the new look www.pregnancy.com.au. We are very excited to have launched our new site after almost a year of development. You'll see things are looking fresh and clean around here as well as our corporate image undergoing its own makeover. Our main goals for the new website were to make it easier to navigate and easier for us to update, so we can share up-to-date news on pregnancy, birth and parenting issues with
Face of Birth Premiere Speakers We are excited to announce the following speakers at the red carpet premiere of the Face of Birth ...
Remi's Birth Breech VBAC! Tess Anthony shares Remis's Breech VBAC birth story. Expecting her fourth baby Tess discovers that her baby is again breech. Mia, Tess's third baby, was also breech. Mia's birth ended as a caesarean even though Tess wanted a vaginal birth. This time around Tess is determined to have a vaginal birth. Enjoy Tess's story about her successful breech VBAC. Only 10 months after giving birth to my 3rd child, I discovered I was pregnant again,
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What is Gestational Diabetes? By Hannah Dahlen Gestational Diabetes is a form of diabetes that occurs during the pregnancy and then goes away after the baby is born. Around 3-8% of pregnant women will develop Gestational Diabetes at around 28 weeks of pregnancy, as this is the time that most women are tested. Certain women are at higher risk of developing Gestational Diabetes due to their ethnic background (Indian, Vietnamese, Chinese, Middle Eastern, Polynesian/Melanesian), being Indigenous Australian or Torres
Vitamin K for Newborn Babies At birth you will be asked whether or not you would like your baby to have Vitamin K. The human body requires Vitamin K in order to make blood clot. When babies are born, their level of Vitamin K is low in comparison to adult levels. Regardless, this level of Vitamin K is usually enough to stop bleeding in most babies. How is Vitamin K administered? Vitamin K can be administered either by a
Alcohol and Breastfeeding For the most part, women will abstain from drinking alcohol during pregnancy in order to provide the best start in life for their baby. However once your baby is born, you may wish to enjoy a drink with a meal, when out with friends or on a special occasion. But what if you are breastfeeding? Does alcohol pass into breast milk? The simple answer is YES! Alcohol passes freely from your bloodstream to your breast milk.
Inducing Labour Naturally Finding ways of inducing labour naturally has never been more imperative. Medical induction of labour has been increasing since the 1980s. Now days over 25% of women have their labours induced and a further 19.2% will have their labours sped up by artificial means (Australian Mothers and Babies 2009). Common methods used are sweeping of the membranes, rupturing of the membranes (breaking the waters), or using labour-inducing drugs administrated as a gel on the cervix, or
Doctors and Midwives Make Mistakes By Jane Palmer While the video doctors make mistakes is not aimed directly at midwives - it is certainly a video that is very relevant to all midwives. Mistakes are not something that midwives are immune to. Dr Brian Goldman talks about his personal experience with making mistakes in medicine and the silence of errors in medicine. Health professionals are human and therefore make mistakes. Mistakes are unfortunately inevitable. What often occurs following a
Understanding Fertility and Infertility By Hannah Dahlen Many of us take our fertility for granted. We presume that one day when we choose to we will be able to have a baby. We envisage one or two months of pleasurable ‘trying’ before pregnancy is achieved. This is not an unreasonable expectation considering the considerable lengths many of us go to in order to prevent pregnancy. The stories we hear from friends and family of unexpected pregnancies reinforce this faith
Rebozo Demonstration with Naoli Vinaver Lopez This Youtube video demonstrates how to use the Rebozo (Mexican Shawl) to help women progress labour. Well known midwife Naoli Vinaver Lopez from Mexico, came to Los Angeles to teach a doula-workshop.
Rebozo use for labour: The hip squeeze Aimée and Jill demonstrate using rebozo for labour: The hip squeeze. The rebozo is great for relieving lower back pain or hip pain in pregnancy and in labour. The rebozo can also help with the progression of labour by realigning the pelvis in a way that helps the baby move lower. A technique is also demonstrated on how to secure the rebozo in the hip squeeze position so that your hands are free