The Mile’s Circuit – a simple positioning tool

The Mile’s Circuit is named after Megan Miles, a Birth and Postpartum Doula, Childbirth Educator and Student of Midwifery. The circuit is a simple set of positions used to achieve optimal positioning either before or during labour. Optimal positioning is considered to be the LOA position (Left Occiput Anterior) as this position facilitates a smooth entry into the pelvic outlet and descent for the baby. The Mile’s Circuit has been used prenatally to rotate a baby from posterior to anterior pos...
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What HypnoBirthing preparation really brings | a practitioners perspective

By Bree Taylor Molyneaux As a HypnoBirthing practitioner of over six years, I have experienced and taught many different couples in many different birthing situations.  What HypnoBirthing provides is a wonderful opportunity for nearly all birthing couples, so I thought it would be nice to explain my personal perspective on that a little more. In modern years, women have begun to dis-empower themselves from their bodies, which allows the concept that someone else knows better to flow to; so...
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The importance of support | the fourth trimester

By Bree Taylor Molyneaux As a mum of nearly six years, one of the biggest underestimations that many new parents make when expecting their first baby, is the post birth recovery period which is also known as the fourth trimester. The fourth trimester is based on the concept that after 37-42 weeks of gestation in the womb, a baby needs time to adjust to life on the outside and that this can take two to three months. During this time it is useful to ease baby into their new life, which sudd...
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4 interesting things about your cervix ..

Cervix Credit - from an article on www.birthologie.com :) Most women have no clue what their cervix is, where it is, its function or even what it looks like. So here are some important useful things for you to know about yours   Childbirth 101: The cervix is supposed to thin and then dilate (open) from 0 to 10cm open during labor. Once at 10cm a women is then considered to be 'fully dilated' and can push her baby out into the world. Simple as that (or so we are told). There are however a f...
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Five tips for getting the most out of your HypnoBirthing classes…

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So many parents wonder how they can get the most out of their HypnoBirthing classes. Brisbane Practitioner & Doula Trish Cumming gives you five great tips to maximise your learnings. PRACTICE, PRACTICE, PRACTICE– They say that practice makes perfect, but as with any new skill, you need to feel confident in your abilities when the time comes. Daily HypnoBirthing practice will not only help you to relax and rest during your pregnancy, but it will also mean you can “switch it on” ...
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Advantages of Endorphins during Pregnancy, Labour and Childbirth

Everyday tensions and stresses cause an array of physical and chemical reactions within us that can have negative effects on our health if not managed well. Such tensions can be heightened during pregnancy, and as labour approaches, if fear and concern are added to the mix, these bodily effects become more toxic, swirling through the mother’s system to be absorbed by the babe in her womb. If that is not reason enough to understand how to prevent this process during pregnancy, there is another c...
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Pregnant? Stressed? Science says Talk to Your Baby

Brisbane HypnoBirthing Classes with the Mongan | Hospital Maternity System
by Kathleen Man Gyllenhaal I was a first time mother-to-be, nearing 40. I’d already had two miscarriages and I wasn’t getting any younger and I could go on and on about the reasons that I was stressed. It didn’t help that I was banned from a nice glass of chilled, white wine at night. And most foods that used to delight me, didn’t. Meanwhile, I was traveling a lot for my documentary, called In Utero, about the environmental impact on pregnancy. I was one of those women who believed I could do...
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5 tips for navigating the Hospital Maternity System

Brisbane HypnoBirthing Classes with the Mongan | Hospital Maternity System
Between my two babies, which were very close together in age, I decided to do some Agency work. Whats Agency work? I can hear you asking and as a midwife, it is essentially the idea of me being contracted out to fill gaps int he hospital maternity system. I am employed by a company who are rung and booked when hospitals can’t fill their shifts with their own staff. What this means for me is I get the opportunity to work in many different hospitals, private, public, with a number of awesome and ...
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More than just a birth preparation course…HypnoBirthing

HypnoBirthing in Brisbane, for a positive birth experience
Some may argue that the time and money new parents spend investing on birth preparation courses would be better spent on parenting classes. The birth is after all, a one-off event whereas parenting is life long. But what if a childbirth education course could also equip you with life skills that you could apply well beyond the birth suite? What if the philosophy and principles behind this course could be utilised at any stage in your life? Many HypnoBirthing parents tell me how they are using t...
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10 reasons HypnoBirthing International is the best quality hypnobirthing course in Australia

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HypnoBirthing International gets the thumbs up from Australian families as the BEST HypnoBirthing and premium childbirth program on offer. When choosing an antenatal class for the birth of your baby, you want to be sure that you are getting the very best in education and preparation. The HypnoBirthing International (Mongan Method) program here in Australia offers a professional and comprehensive program that meets Australian Educational Standards and continually adapts to reflect the Australian...
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