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Antenatal classes Adelaide

Posted by on Jul 13, 2014 in Blog, hypno birthing, Hypnobabies, hypnobirthing, Midwifery, pregnancy | 0 comments

Antenatal classes Adelaide

Antenatal classes in Adelaide are available at most hospitals offering midwifery care. My antenatal classes are available for mums and dads who would like additional knowledge to feel more prepared for a positive instinctual birth.Many of the choices parents will make in labour will depend on the parents preparation for birth. Many mums tell me after they’ve attended antenatal classes that they would prefer to avoid the drugs they’ve learnt about. While that’s very encouraging I find that they haven’t always been given...

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North Adelaide Obstetrics

Posted by on May 16, 2014 in Birthing, hypno birthing, Hypnobabies, hypnobirthing, Midwifery, Midwifery News, pregnancy, Uncategorized | 0 comments

North Adelaide Obstetrics

North Adelaide obstetrics is a practise within Calvary Hospital.I work collaboratively with Dr Hillen in providing woman centered care for our clients.We aim to ensure women and their partners are informed throughout their pregnancy , about normal pregnancy and birth.Dr Hillen recognizes that women benefit from midwifery care during their pregnancy because we can offer more detailed education at key visits ,about pregnancy , birth and parenting.We are also unique in our ability to offer lactation support for 6 weeks following the birth....

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Adelaide Hypnobirthing

Posted by on Apr 8, 2014 in Birthing, hypno birthing, Hypnobabies, hypnobirthing, Midwifery | 0 comments

Adelaide Hypnobirthing

Adelaide Hypnobirthing  offers parents antenatal education with a difference We spend approximately 12 hours filled with information about how to manage birth without pain relieving drugs and about the normal birthing process.We also inform parents about how they can address fears which may impact on their experience of childbirth. Many childbirth education classes inform  you about all the pain relief options and their potential side effects. Parents often tell me they would rather not use drugs BUT if you don’t have knowledge about...

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Pregnancy symptoms

Posted by on Feb 8, 2014 in Midwifery, pregnancy, Uncategorized | 0 comments

Pregnancy symptoms

The first few months of pregnancy are very exciting, but are also filled with many common complaints. It can be a very worrying time as your body adapts to the changes which are often due to changes in levels of pregnancy hormones. Many women will complain of nausea, some may even vomit Other women will complain of lower abdominal cramping or spotting .Many symptoms may be quite normal but the more websites you read the more likely you are to become confused and instead of finding reassurance you may find yourself more anxious. While the...

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Supporting Hypnobirthing parents

Posted by on Jan 20, 2014 in Birthing, hypno birthing, hypnobirthing, Midwifery, Midwifery News, pregnancy | 0 comments

Supporting Hypnobirthing parents

One of my goals for this year is to run a short course for midwives and midwifery students on Supporting Hypnobirthing parents As health professionals we play a significant role in the choices clients make. We can have a very positive role in helping parents to reach their goals and when things don’t go according to plan, we can still ensure those parents feel empowered and knowledgeable about their options. Do you remember when you were a child, if your parents told you often enough you couldn’t do something, well chances are you...

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low milk supply

Posted by on Nov 13, 2013 in baby care, Blog, Breastfeeding, Midwifery, Uncategorized | 0 comments

low milk supply

Too much milk disguised as too little?… In the last week I’ve had an a number of women come and see me because they’re weary, teary and generally frustrated, they thought that they don’t have enough milk,,,,,,,baby’s always feeding, squirting explosive green poos and just not happy. When we question further, these babies have all gained huge amounts of weight and mums got milk in abundance. The answer has been in every case, you’ve got the quantity of milk (because where else did the weight come from ,...

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Eligible midwives

Posted by on Nov 6, 2013 in Blog, Midwifery, Midwifery News, Uncategorized | 1 comment

  Your an eligible midwife, congratulations , now what?   It’s such an exciting feeling when a midwife finally obtains notation as an Eligible midwife Knowing how to get started in business is a daunting prospect There are so many things to consider, insurance, protecting your financial future, setting up business accounts,obtaining an ABN , choosing a business name, setting up a website , the list goes on…… It important to set up your business correctly with the right business structure, legal advice, accounting,...

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Visualizing babys birth

Posted by on Oct 8, 2013 in Birthing, Featured, hypno birthing, hypnobirthing, Midwifery, pregnancy, Uncategorized | 0 comments

When talking to expectant parents about birth, I often encourage explain that visualizing baby helps them  to embrace the contractions which will bring their baby into their arms. By looking forward to each contraction (or surge in hypnobirthing language) mums can embrace each one as a wave bringing baby closer This video image shows that...

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When will my baby sleep?

Posted by on Oct 3, 2013 in baby care, Blog, Breastfeeding, Midwifery, Midwifery News | 0 comments

When will baby sleep through the night One of the most common questions parents ask me ” How long will I need to keep getting up to my baby?” Many parents resort to a well known sleep expert whose techniques work for their babies, BUT at what cost? I remember a friend telling me how excited she felt when her baby woke at night because it meant she got to see her baby again and as the months go by the cheeky little bundles draw you in with an appreciative little smile and laugh as they take a little break from suckling to make you...

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Early days with a newborn

Posted by on Sep 30, 2013 in baby care, Blog, Breastfeeding, Midwifery, Uncategorized | 0 comments

So many new. Mums suffer with the endless feeds, feeling alone and feeling as though they are the only ones who don’t seem to have it all together We see unrealistic visions of celebrity mums who have their newborn baby  dressed in designer clothes, looking sleek and happy and so revived.But the real truth is, many women struggle with the demands of a new baby. It is hard work, it’s relentless and although it’s all because of that gorgeous cute newborn you just gave birth to, it makes us question our ability to be a ”...

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