A birth doula’s purpose is to help mothers come as close as they can to having the kind of birth they desire, leaving them and their birth partner with the best possible feelings about themselves and their capabilities. They work to educate mothers and their partners about childbirth, to help mediate the stress and discomfort […]

Employing the services of a private midwife is something more and more women on the Coast are doing. Both the continuity of care and having a pre-established relationship with the midwife attending your birth allow for a more empowered experience. Many midwives are medicare registered and so rebates are available. Two women talk of their […]

Babies know how to feed and they know when to feed and they signal their needs with Feeding Cues. Early cues include stirring, stretching, opening the mouth and licking lips. They progress to head turning, increased physical movements, and putting the hands to the mouth. Baby may mouth around and suck, seeking the breast. Late […]