Pregnancy and Birth

Marital bliss after kids - PAH! But here are interesting ways to keep you united as a couple after kids...

  Jenny Henderson  Tue 10 October 17

Let us cut straight to the chase here... Babies and children add significant burden and strain onto a couple's relationship... Here are some large factors that may be eating away at your conte..

The secret weapon for mums (and you can find it in Wollongong!)

  Jenny Henderson  Fri 8 September 17

The 24/7 life of a mum. Whether you are expecting, have your hands full of squashy baby love, poo and nappies, are wrangling toddlers, or watching your children individuality emerge through th..

Your family’s financial future! The surprising things we NEED to take into account and often don't...

  Dylan Martin - Qualified Financial Adviser  Thu 24 August 17

As a dad of three kids (7 and under) I have walked a mile in your shoes... The sleep deprivation. The child care & after school care runs. The debt conundrum, fun crazy times and try..

Mums! How to do this 'self care' thing...

  Guest Author - Briony Goodsell  Fri 23 June 17

As a mama, it’s so easy to put yourself on the bottom of your list of priorities. We are made to feel ‘guilty’ if we think of ourselves or dare do something that is just for us, not for ..

Why pregnant ladies and mums of the Illawarra can rejoice - this is GREAT news!

  Jenny Henderson  Mon 3 July 17

Parents Guide Illawarra has some really positive news for all local women, particularly those who have recently discovered they are pregnant, or any mum who is struggling with the brutal impact of..

Motherload

  Katelyn Milevski  Fri 5 May 17

When reading articles, overhearing advice or on the receiving end of any pearler of wisdom about motherhood, my typical personal experience has always been that I get to breathe that long overdue ..

Mums on the move, why you can feel GREAT about any exercise (sod what the scales say!)

  Cindy Urquhart - Guest Author - EnVie Fitness Woonona.  Wed 7 June 17

The Magic of Movement off the Scales... Mums - feel great about the exercise you achieve! Weighing ourselves regularly has long been a primary method for evaluating the success of our ..

Ingenious ways to meet and make new mum/dad friends in The Illawarra!

  Jenny Henderson  Tue 2 May 17

Ah parenthood! How can it be so full of love, yet so incredibly isolating at times? Parenting has inspired the happiest and loneliest of times for me. I had my babies before my friends ev..

Hypnobirthing Australia Childbirth Classes - Hypno what?

  Trish Delaney-Brown  Wed 5 October 16

When most people think of hypnosis they see a man on stage swinging a watch and making an audience member cluck like a chicken. What possible purpose could this serve in childbirth? Accordin..

Do you have abdominal separation? A Checklist (Video)

  Tamara O'Reilly  Fri 11 March 16

The Pilates Workshop has just released a video detailing how to find out if you have abdominal separation - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZuDuaEI6T5I Need some help determining if you have..

Belly dance through pregnancy: an ancient dance for a modern mama!

  Virginia Keft-Kennedy  Tue 22 January 13

Women of the Middle East have 'hip circled', 'shimmied' and swayed their way through pregnancy for centuries. Belly dancing is one of the earliest surviving dances and with its ancient connec..

Breastfeeding booby traps

  Louise David  Thu 22 January 15

Because our culture is so far removed from the village community of Africa or indigenous Australia many women can reach adulthood without ever seeing another woman breastfeed. Then as a community..

Chiropractic and pregnancy- a natural approach

  Paul Atkins  Tue 22 January 13

"Every day more clinical research is showing that chiropractic care can play a crucial role during pregnancy, labour and delivery" stated Dr Drew Rubin."Research showing that the Webster Technique..

Dealing with infertility

  Tanya Demello  Tue 22 January 13

Three and half years ago my husband and I were in a wonderful place, we had just bought a new house that we were renovating, we both had great jobs and hot on the heels of my 29th birthday we deci..

HypnoBirthing - Philosophy for achieving calm and loving birth

  Veronika Scurr  Tue 22 January 13

Over the centuries women have been looking at birth as something that has to be endured, feared or at best tolerated in order to have a baby. Birth has been perceived as a medical incident that is..

Perceived low supply and frequent feeding

  Louise David  Tue 22 January 13

Are you feeding again? You mustn't have enough milk? Maybe I don't have enough? These are frequently heard comments and thoughts by mums who are simply experiencing normal newborn feeding beh..

Post Natal Depression

  Alyson Officer  Tue 22 January 13

Postnatal Depression Awareness Week was held recently so it is a great time to have a look at this illness. Just talking about it breaks down the stigma associated with antenatal and postnatal dep..

Returning to exercise after the birth of your child!

  Belinda Henry  Tue 22 January 13

Your pelvic floor muscles are the base of the cylinder of muscles commonly called "the core". The pelvic floor muscles help in bladder and bowel control, support the pelvic organs and assist in s..

To discipline or not? The marble jar method

  Chantelle Kerr  Tue 22 January 13

Parents often experience many difficulties with parenting. Parenting doesn't generally come with an instruction book, so we often have to learn as we go! Depending on the age of the children the c..

Towards less stress for parents nurturing happy healthy families

  Erika Steller  Tue 22 January 13

Parenting can feel like a whirlwind in our super busy world, juggling home, family, work and social engagements. Our children keep us almost constantly on the go, and the responsibilities of being..

Tummy time tips

  C Coulter-O'Berry et al  Tue 22 January 13

Tummy time is a valuable and important activity for your baby from birth onwards. The increased awareness of SIDS (sudden unexpected death in infancy or fatal sleeping accidents) has lead to safe ..

Immunisation Schedule and Clinic Dates

    Thu 29 November 12

Immunisation protects children (and adults) against harmful infections before they come into contact with them in the community. Immunisation uses the body's natural defence mechanism - the immune..

My pregnancy journey and HBAC of Ky

  Bec Gorman  Thu 29 November 12

This story begins with the birth of our first baby, Madison in September 2008. Our beautiful baby girl entered the world via 'emergency' caesarean after I was induced at 39 weeks for a mild case o..

Everybody's doing yoga even the kids!

  Erika Steller  Mon 2 May 11

Have you tried yoga? Have your children? It seems many people have either done yoga or thought maybe they should try it. The beneficial effects of yoga are many, with a growing body of research wo..

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