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Obstetrician and Hypnobirthing

Posted by on Sep 28, 2014 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Obstetricians and Hypnobirthing , can they mix? While many of the mums who call me about Hypnobirthing are hesitant about how it will be perceived by their obstetricians , I can honestly say that there is nothing hippyish and unusual about hypnobirthing which should cause obstetricians to roll their eyes! Far from being something weird and freaky, it basically promotes birth as normal, and isn’t that what you would expect from your obstetrician, someone who respects that your body has grown this baby for 9 months so it must know how to...

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Caesarean birth plan

Posted by on Sep 25, 2014 in Birthing, Breastfeeding, Midwifery, pregnancy | 0 comments

Caesarean birth plan Caesarean birth is an operation required by some mothers for the wellbeing of mum or baby The rates of caesarean birth are on the rise in developed countries with some countries having rates of 50 % Some women will require a caesarean birth due to medical conditions with them selves or their baby Some of these reasons might be a : Placenta which is covering the opening to the uterus(placenta preavia) Multiple pregnancy Baby distressed Mother having an abnormally shaped uterus Previous pelvic fracture Infection(herpes) in...

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VBAC Adelaide

Posted by on Sep 25, 2014 in Birthing, Blog, hypno birthing, hypnobirthing, Midwifery, pregnancy | 0 comments

VBAC Adelaide

VBAC  Adelaide A VBAC is an acronym for vaginal birth after caesarean Many mothers who have had to have a caesarean for their first baby may want to aim to have a vaginal birth in their next pregnancy . While sometimes the reason given for the first caesarean may require that a woman has a repeat caesarean, there are many situations when it may be possible to try for a vaginal birth Safety for you and your baby is paramount when considering the birth of your baby. (SA Health VBAC Information pamphlet) A VBAC may be a suitable decision if:...

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Natural birth

Posted by on Sep 25, 2014 in Birthing, Blog, hypno birthing, hypnobirthing, Midwifery, pregnancy, Uncategorized | 0 comments

Natural birth is the term used when mums and dads don’t want to have any drugs to assist during the labour process But how do you achieve a natural birth? Some mothers will investigate the options available to them as calm birth ,active birthing , hypnobirthing etc etc Having delivered antenatal classes in a hospital environment , what I now experience as a hypnobirthing instructor is that hypnobirthing , far from being a hippy thing, is the most natural thing in the world.  It empower and informs both parents. When I deliver a...

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Private midwife Adelaide

Posted by on Aug 24, 2014 in Birthing, Midwifery, Midwifery News, pregnancy, Uncategorized | 0 comments

Private midwife Adelaide

Private midwife Adelaide As a private midwife in Adelaide I would love to be able to offer women all of the services that a midwife should be able to offer but I am limited because my personal situation doesn’t enable me to be on call 24 hours a day to attend births.At present there isn’t a hospital in Adelaide which will enable mothers to be admitted under the private care of a an eligible midwifeeligible midwife. It’s unfortunate, as I regularly recieve enquiries from mothers who have experienced waiting for hours in a...

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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 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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Breastfeeding in Adelaide

Posted by on May 27, 2014 in baby care, Breastfeeding, Midwifery, pregnancy, Uncategorized | 0 comments

Breastfeeding in Adelaide is obviously well supported. Latest research shows that rates in Prospect are the highest in the state?That says a lot about the support available to mums to continue to feed for at least six months.The World Health organization suggest we should aim to breastfeed babies until at least six months to gain the most benefit for mums and bubs in reducing the risks of some cancers, reducing obesity in children( and associated illness) , reducing the risk of gastroenteritis and some other infections. I am extremely happy...

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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.He is also supportive of hypnobirthihypnobirthing ng classes which are available to all of our...

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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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