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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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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Tips for new mums – from a 4th Time mum

“If I could turn back time” and transport myself back to meet my first time mum self many years ago, I would tell myself the following: 1) You’re doing OK In fact you’re doing more than OK, you’re doing bloody brilliantly, you have a happy, healthy thriving baby boy! go you! WELL DONE!!! 2) You don’t need to be on a diet Give yourself a break – you’ve just had a baby – there are better things to worry about! in fact in 10yrs time you’ll be wishing for the body you have right no...
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Caesarean Section or Vaginal Birth?

From an article written by Gina Lowdon and Debbie Chippington Derrick First published in the AIMS Journal, Vol 14, No 1, 2002 Why bother going through the process of giving birth vaginally when you can have a planned caesarean section? Increasing numbers of women today appear to be subscribing to this view. Maternal request for delivery by caesarean section is reportedly on the increase and has been blamed, in part, for the continuing rise in the caesarean section rate. Why has caesarea...
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Delayed cord clamping: when to clamp the cord

In most hospitals the clamping and cutting of the umbilical cord is typically performed within 30 seconds of birth, sometimes sooner. This is done because immediate cord clamping is generally believed to reduce the mother's risk of excess bleeding (post partum haemorrage) and the baby's risk of jaundice … but this practice may actually be detrimental to the baby's health. When a baby is born it must transfer from receiving oxygen from the placenta to receiving oxygen from its...
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