Category Archives: Pregnancy Symptoms

Simple, Healthy Habits to Avoid Breastfeeding Problems – Pregnancy Birth and Beyond

Simple, Healthy Habits to Avoid Breastfeeding Problems – Pregnancy Birth and Beyond

It’s how babies thrive, so you’d think breastfeeding would be effortless. And most of the time, it is. But sometimes there are bumpy patches. With good habits, you can make your breastfeeding journey smoother and avoid breastfeeding problems. Make sure baby is correctly attached First things first – proper attachment can prevent a host of breastfeeding problems. Nipple pain mostly ...

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Estimating Blood Loss in an Inflatable Birth Pool

Estimating Blood Loss in an Inflatable Birth Pool

An essential core skill of a midwife or any health professional attending women in labour is estimating blood loss at birth. Postpartum haemorrhage (PPH) is as one of the leading causes of death of women giving birth, particularly in low-income countries. While traditionally a PPH is defined as a blood loss greater than 500mls or any amount of blood loss ...

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How to Create the Perfect Postnatal Plan

How to Create the Perfect Postnatal Plan

Have you created a postnatal plan to help you ease into motherhood? Just as you wouldn’t embark on birth without discussing your preferences, don’t leave the period after birth to chance either. Giving some thought to the first weeks after a baby is born can help them run smoothly and with more joy. From visitors to chores to postnatal care, ...

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Breast Pump Hire – Pregnancy Birth and Beyond

Breast Pump Hire – Pregnancy Birth and Beyond

Does Insurance Cover Breast Pump Rental? It is true that in Australia, most health companies do not give rebates on the hiring of a breast pump. However, you can do some research and contact your health fund before renting a breast pump. You might be surprised that they have it covered under ‘family extras.’ Is it Better to Rent or ...

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How to Attach a Hose Connector

How to Attach a Hose Connector

How to Attach a Hose Connector Jane Palmer2020-05-20T20:16:50+00:00 This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed. Source link

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What is a Midwife? – Pregnancy Birth and Beyond

What is a Midwife? – Pregnancy Birth and Beyond

The word ‘midwife’ is from Anglo-Saxon words; mid = with, wif = woman. In English ‘midwife’ means someone who provides continuity of care to a woman and her baby from pregnancy through the postpartum period. In French a midwife is called ‘sage-femme’ , a wise woman providing this continuity of care. International Confederation of Midwives (ICM) Definition of a Midwife ...

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Holo Lilo is Available Nationwide from PBB

Holo Lilo is Available Nationwide from PBB

For many women, pregnancy can mean an end to regular treatments such as physiotherapy appointments.  Being propped up on pillows or lying sideways is not as comfortable or effective, and many women choose to put their treatment sessions on hold until after the birth.  However there is no medical reason why women shouldn’t continue to receive these treatments lying on ...

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How to Use Baby Carriers Without a Sore Neck

How to Use Baby Carriers Without a Sore Neck

Baby carriers and slings design make parenting easier by keeping your hands free, while also keeping you and baby cosily close. You probably already know of babywearing’s fabulous benefits. Research shows baby carriers can keep baby calm and content. Additionally, they can also increase secure attachment between mother and baby. And it can help you breastfeed for longer. But a ...

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Birth – A Story Every Pregnant Woman Should See

Birth – A Story Every Pregnant Woman Should See

Birth is momentous, you go from being a woman to a mother, a couple to a family. But how informed are you along the journey? PBB created this video called ‘Birth – A story every pregnant woman should see!’. A must-see video that challenges the very status quo – the predominate view that every birth should occur in hospital. Based ...

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COVID-19 – Is Now the Right Time to Choose Homebirth?

COVID-19 – Is Now the Right Time to Choose Homebirth?

Facing this current pandemic is a surge of expecting mothers considering the swap to homebirth. A worrying belief that hospitals are epicentres for the spread of the virus is responsible for women considering a homebirth. Understandably women are concerned about the threat of corona virus transmission to their health and that of their families.  With the emergence of COVID-19 – ...

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