Recommendations & Links

Links

Below is a list of links and resources relating to pregnancy, childbirth and parenting which you may find useful.

General Information
BetterHealthChannel
Better Health Channel

The Better Health Channel (BHC) provides health and medical information that is quality assured, reliable, up to date, easy to understand, regularly reviewed and locally relevant.

BHC provides health and medical information to help individuals and their communities improve their health and wellbeing.

DVRCV
Domestic Violence Resource Centre Victoria (DVRCV)

The Domestic Violence Resource Centre Victoria (DVRCV) is a statewide service providing training, publications, research and other resources to those experiencing (or who have experienced) family violence, and practitioners and service organisations who work with family violence survivors.

EnviroFamily
Enviro Family

Natural fertility, pregnancy and birth, breast feeding, co-sleeping, discipline, food issues, natural medicine, education choices, hemp and organic products

Ph: 0422 960 753 or Email: envirofamily@yahoo.com.au
MedicareSafetyNet
Medicare Safety Net

Did you know that individuals are automatically registered for the Medicare Safety Net? If you want to register for the Safety Net as a couple or family you will need to contact Medicare. Being registered as a couple or family means that if your spouse or children also have out of pocket medical expenses then these will contribute to the one safety net.

PregnancyBirthBeyond
Pregnancy Birth and Beyond

Pregnancy Birth and Beyond is a website run by Sydney based midwife in Private Practice (Jane Palmer). Jane’s website is very informative and has a lot of links to information and a variety of different services.

RoyalwomensHospital
Royal Women’s Hospital

The Royal Women’s Hospital have some excellent fact sheets about many topics relating to pregnancy, birth and the postnatal period.

Pregnancy Information
SpinningBabies
Spinning Babies

Spinning Babies is a project of Gail Tully’s. Gail is a midwife in Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA.

Over 30 years with birth and over 20 years as a homebirth midwife. Gail was a DONA International approved doula trainer and kept busy organizing active community doula program development in hospitals and non-profits in Minneapolis/St. Paul. Gail now devotes her time to developing Spinning Babies, Belly Mapping, and www.ResolvingShoulderDystocia.com

Homebirth Australia
Homebirth Australia

HBA is the peak national body for Homebirth in Australia. For over thirty years, HBA has worked to support consumers and midwives who choose homebirth. The organisation is run by volunteers – consumers, midwives, and related health professionals committed to ensuring the survival of homebirth as a birth option for Australian women.

Surtout Chiro
Surtout Chiropractic

Wholistic Chiropractic Clinic in Melbourne’s Outer East, Surtout Chiropractic offers massage and mental health facilities in-house. There is a strong value placed on pregnancy and paediatric care, however patients of all ages are welcomed.

My Chiro
MY Chiropractic

MY Chiropractic understand that today’s modern world is far removed from the routines of our primal ancestors. MY Chiropractic also know, however, that what made us who we are is what will continue to ensure that we operate at our best. Thier aim is, therefore, to guide people back to balance by combining life’s current demands with the body’s current needs.

SimplyWell
Simply Well Osteopathy – Heidelberg

Better health – Naturally.

OsteoforKids
Osteo for Kids & adults

Osteo for kids (& Adults) provide drug-free, non-invasive, manual medicine that focuses on total body health by treating and strengthening the musculoskeletal framework, including joints, muscles and the spine. Osteo for Kids are primary healthcare practitioners and are trained to recognise conditions which require medical referral. They are (also) trained to perform standard medical examinations of the musculoskeletal, cardiovascular, respiratory and nervous systems.

BeyondBlue
Beyond Blue

For information and resources relating to Antenatal and Postnatal Depression – and Depression in general. Beyond Blue is an independent, not-for-profit organisation working to increase awareness and understanding of anxiety and depression in Australia and to reduce the associated stigma.

Health
Listeria Facts

In pregnant women, Listeria infection is usually a mild illness. A high temperature before or during labour may be the only sign. However, even a mild form of the illness can affect the unborn baby (foetus) and can lead to miscarriage, stillbirth, premature birth or a very ill baby at birth.

VCGS
VCGS – Maternal Serum Screening Tests

Organic Midwifery will discuss Maternal serum screening with you at your appointment. Please take a look at information published by Victorian Centre for Genetis Screening on Maternal Serum Screening.

MaternityChoices
Maternity Choices (Choices for childbirth)

Maternity Choices (formerly Maternity Coalition) offer some very good classes on specific topics related to VBAC, labour and birth, and early parenting. Their website shares great information on general topics ranging from pregnancy, birth, use of water and post natal experiences.

MelbourneTherapyCentre
Osteopathy – Heather Cock (Melbourne Therapy Centre)

The Melbourne Therapy Centre is a non-profit association promoting anthroposophic therapies. Heather Cock is a highly skilled paediatric osteopath providing services in Melbourne.

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Quit – Smoking in Pregnancy

Midwives at Organic Midwifery will talk to you and support you in your resolve to quit smoking during pregnancy. They will recommend ways to quit smoking in pregnancy, and this support extends to your partners and family members.

Labour & Birth
birthrites
Birthrites – VBAC Information and Support

Birthrites aims to provide a support network for women who’ve had a previous c-section(s), and to increase the awareness of these women’s needs to their health-carers within the medical profession.

SallyWilliams
Sally Williams – Placenta Encapsulation Specialist

The placenta contains your own natural hormones and is perfectly made for you, by you. It has been agreed by experts that the placenta reatins hormones after birth. Reintroducing them into your body is believed to help ease postpartum and menopausal hormonal fluctuations. Sally Williams specialises in Placenta Encapsulation and is a recommended

Blissful Herbs
Blissful Herbs – Nurturing Body & Soul

Certified Australian Organic herbs that have not been irradiated. Blissful Herbs use herbs that are known for their healing, soothing properties that carefully hand-measured and hand-blended with love and heart. Blissful Herbs can tailor-make blends to suit your unique needs and tastes.

Womb Warrior
Womb Warrior

A birth service collective aimed at inspiring social change in current maternity systems; with spectacular imagery & unprecedented one-on-one support. Womb warrior – we breathe birth! Want to work with us? Book angela as your doula and birth photographer today!

Post Birth
BABYWEARING
Baby Wearing Australia

A Facebook Group, Babywearing Australia is a place for you to chat about babywearing, to ask any questions you may have, or to seek help in finding the perfect carrier for you.

WEAREFAMILY
We Are Family

Pets have long been recognised as valuable members of the family and in many cases are considered ‘substitute children’ before the arrival of a baby. We Are Family provide guidance with nurturing the child and the pet relationship from pregnancy to kindergarten.

Parenting Information
EnvironmentVictoria
Green Babies – Environmentally Conscious Parenting

Environment Victoria work with local councils across Victoria to help first time parents on low incomes cut their energy bills through energy saving workshops. As well as working with low‐income new parents in general, they have a particular focus on parents from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds and Indigenous parents.

Ngala
Ngala – Parenting with Confidence

Ngala is a provider of Early Parenting and Early Childhood services with a passion for supporting and guiding families and young children through the journey of parenting.

Parenting
Parenting – Kids and Pets: A Safety Guide

Ways to protect your child and your animal from each other.

PinkyMcKay
Pinky McKay – Crying and Unsettled Babies

Organic Midwifery do not support controlled crying techniques as there is no evidence that this technique does not cause harm to new babies. Instead, we will show you and give you information on gentle ways to settle your baby. Pinky McKay has written books about settling babies gently. Please visit Pinky McKay’s website for further details.

RCHMelbourne
Royal Children’s Hospital – Crying & Unsettled Babies

The Royal Children’s Hospital also offer some very useful information about unsettled babies. A number of fact sheets are available to view or download from these pages.

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