Birth preparation

All about birth: Q&A with Midwife & Childbirth Educator

Sarah Tooke is a clinical nurse specialist, registered midwife and child birth educator. She’s passionate about educating expectant families and supporting them through those early wake ups after they have their baby. She currently runs online antenatal classes with a difference at as well as offering private in-home antenatal classes around Sydney. In this [...]

Are you and your partner ready to be a strong birth team?

Yes, it’s just one day of your life. But giving birth is an experience that you’ll remember and re-tell for a very long time. It leaves an imprint on the rest of your life. How you’re supported and treated during labour and birth is just as important as how the birth plays out. And that’s [...]

Chiropractic Care for Pregnant Women

Pregnancy can result in your spine or joints becoming misaligned. Here are some key ways that chiropractic care can help during pregnancy. Pelvis When the pelvis is out of alignment, it can restrict the amount of space the baby has in the uterus. It also can prevent the baby from having enough room to get [...]

Perinatal Depression and Anxiety Awareness Week

It’s Perinatal Depression and Anxiety Awareness Week this week from 12th to 18th November 2017. Established by not-for-profit organization PANDA (Perinatal Anxiety & Depression Australia) in 2005, this campaign aims to raise awareness about the anxiety, depression, and stress expecting and new parents, especially mums, are struggling with. One in 5 mums and 1 in [...]

Acupuncture for Pregnancy

Mother Nurture Yoga recently talked to acupuncturist and herbalist Kirsten Lee from Health Space about how acupuncture can help you during different stages of your pregnancy and labour. Acupuncture has been used in China for thousands of years. But this tradition is also grounded in significant research, including: One study showed that acupuncture from 27 [...]

Water Birth – What You Need To Know

Water birth has become a mainstream option these days, with many hospitals and birth centres offering it. It is thought to have benefits for both mum and bub. So what exactly is water birth? Water birth involves labouring and/or delivering your baby in water – this might be an oversized bath or a specialised birth [...]

Top Five Tips for a Natural Birth

Five easy tips which could make a real difference to your birth experience. I’m 35 weeks pregnant with my second child and currently investing a lot of my head space on preparing for a beautiful natural birth. It’s been a long journey since my first birth which started with a post-dates induction and ended in [...]