Useful resources and articles for your antenatal journey
Perinatal Depression and Anxiety week is this week , 11-17 November. Did you know that dads can also get baby blues?
As time progresses, we as a society have made great progress in understanding women’s emotional state following childbirth, especially in delicate areas such as postnatal depression, so much so that as a society we are able to better recognised early signs of struggles and are able to provide support much quicker and provide the necessary assistance to start addressing this issue.
Today, pregnant couples all over Australia are lucky enough to have many choices about how and where they can birth their baby.
Attending Calmbirth® classes with my husband 5 years ago, pregnant with our first child, I was enthusiastic & ready to learn skills I could draw upon and use during my approaching labour and birth.
The first hour after birth is crucial for your baby’s early childhood development as well as bonding and attachment with you. Studies have shown the importance and benefits of skin to skin during this golden and precious undisturbed hour after the birth.
In today’s day and age, there is the expectation that men will attend the births of their children.
Until the early 1960s Australian men were typically excluded from the labour room. However, during this decade there was an increasing pressure on hospitals to allow men into the labour room to provide support for their partners.