Links

Here’s some web links that you may find useful in your journey through pregnancy and parenthood:

www.facebook.com/birthpartner – our Facebook page, with lots of tips and interesting articles from the world of birth and babies – come and join us!

Childbirth Education

www.hypnobirthingaustralia.com.au – uniquely designed for Australian mothers and their birth companions, Hypnobirthing Australia classes prepare you with the knowledge, confidence and tools you need to birth calmly.

www.birthingrites.com – a leading provider of the highest quality pregnancy education

https://julieclarke.com.au/ – Conducting wonderful active birth and calmbirth courses in Sylvania, only 20 minutes south of Sydney Airport. A good range of options for TIP courses: either 8 weeks 1 evening per week or 2 x Saturdays (Condensed) or 1 Sunday (Super Condensed). Visit her website for full details. The Calmbirth Sylvania courses are held on 2 x Saturdays or 2 x Sundays. Telephone Julie on (02) 9544 6441 6am to 10pm daily. Her calmbirth courses are the most reasonably priced and a good generous discount applies if you book a combined booking of both of her courses. Definitely recommended.

www.centralcoastcalmbirth.com.au – 10% off any course booked with Central Coast Calmbirth, just mention Birth Partner when you book.

www.jujusundin.com – A physiotherapist and health educator specialsing in pregnancy and birth, Juju is the author of “Birth Skills”.

www.beerandbubs.com.au – childbirth support workshops for Dads – at the pub!

Natural Therapies and Products

www.fertility.com.au – can assist you to improve your chances of a healthy, successful conception, pregnancy, birth and baby

www.healthandfertility.com.au – specialise in a range of holistic health practices

www.natureschild.com.au – natural baby products

www.naturalcareclinic.com.au – family-friendly, family-owned natural health clinic. Offering a unique and effective chiropractic approach called Torque Release Technique, and combining with holistic guidance in nutrition, exercise and emotional wellbeing.

www.ankhararose.com.au – developed a Birth and Beyond homeopathic kit to provide effective drug free options to women for treating many of the normal complaints and difficulties of pregnancy, childbirth and breastfeeding

www.naturalbeginnings.com.au – holistic health service using herbal medicines, dietary advice, nutritional, flower essences and reiki

www.naturaltransition.com – Naturopathic and online support from a qualified naturopath and mother of four, plus a great online shop with lots of things to help with bub.

www.naturaltransition.com.au – tools and support to keep you and baby happy.

Birthing Options

www.homebirthaustralia.org – committed to ensuring the survival of homebirth as a birth option for Australian women

Doulas

www.findadoula.com.au – A great place to find doulas around Australia

www.thenestingplace.com.au – one of the Illawarra and Sutherland Shire’s leading specialists in pregnancy massage, remedial/relaxation massage, infant massage classes, natural fertility and pre-conception care, nutritional advice and children’s health and wellbeing. Birth Partner clients receive 10% off a wide range of services – just mention our name.

www.singingbirdyoga.com – pre-natal yoga classes and doula on NSW’s Central Coast

Information

www.pregnancy.com.au – an extensive source of information on pregnancy, birth and parenting

www.spinningbabies.com – a step-by-step approach to optimum fetal positioning – great to use for posterior or breech bubs.

www.blackdoginstitute.org.au – resource for depression for mums and dads

www.kindredmedia.com.au – the world’s only sustainable family living and natural parenting magazine.

www.allforwomen.com.au – online community for Australian women

www.rockabyebabyhire.com.au – Sydney’s only Premium Nursery Equipment Hire Company. Offer an extensive range of high-end contemporary nursery pieces for hire for home or holidays. Be sure to mention Birth Partner’s name when you book, to get $15 off any item in their hire fleet – includes car capsules, prams, luxury nursery items and more.

www.exercisejanesimons.com.au – Jane has run core stability classes for women during their childbearing years for 25 years. Here you can tap into her expertise via DVD’s and books.

www.bellybelly.com.au – Great Australian website, full of information and forums about pregnancy, birth, and babies

www.doulanetwork.org – online doula community

www.waterbirth.org – great site talking about the advantages of birthing in water

www.breastfeeding.asn.au – website for the Australian Breastfeeding Association – if you are a breastfeeding mother, or about to be one, you need to bookmark this site

www.twinkletoes.com.au – capture your baby’s hands and feet in a beautifully presented customised cast model to keep forever. By appointment only at Caringbah (9501 0580 or twinkletoescs@y7mail.com) and elsewhere.

www.facebook.com/ShireMuma -A place to share all things pregnancy, birth, breastfeeding, babies, toddler, child and family related. Share ideas, things to do, recipes, craft and mush more. A place to come for Muma to Muma support, suggestions and words of encouragement. It’s all about life in “The Shire” as a Muma.

www.sutherlandosteopathy.com.au – your body is capable of self-maintenance and self-repair, sometimes it just needs additional help – myofascial release, spinal manipulation, MET, stretching, dry needling and more.

www.parentsupportonline.com – Because babies don’t come with instructions, and parents need all the help we can get!

www.becomingus.com.au – Loving, Learning and Growing Together – the Essential Relationship Guide for Parents. Walks couples through the myriad of changes to life and love that normally come with having a baby.

http://sydney.aquanatal.com.au – pregnancy specific aqua classes in Sydney. Run by a midwife and fitness/aquanatal instructor. Low impact exercise, relaxation and birth preparation.

www.foreverblissphotography.com.au – Multi award winning photographer Chantelle Bliss. Providing fine art black and white custom portrait photography for pregnancy, newborn, children and families.

www.pauseyogapilates.com.au – Based in Cronulla, this is more than a yoga and pilates studio, it is a sanctuary where you can retreat from the busy world. Unite your mind, body and spirit through exercise, breathing and meditation. This will have a positive impact on the way you live. Your whole mind, body and spirit will feel the health benefits of yoga. Pre and post-natal classes available.

www.maternalminds.com.au – offers specialised therapy sessions for the treatment of Post Natal Depression and Anxiety. Staffed by Registered Psychologists and Social Workers, all of whom are fully accredited under Medicare to provide non-directive pregnancy support, counselling and treatment of Post Natal Depression and Anxiety.

www.parentsupportonline.com – Because babies don’t come with instructions, and parents need all the help we can get! The information in this website is based on the book “Becoming Us, Loving, Learning and Growing Together” by Elly Taylor

www.fertilemind.com.au – beautiful maternity wear, you can click below for sale info…

www.cordbloodbanking.com – relevant information on cord blood, banking options and emerging research.

www.birth.com.au – over a million words of expertly researched information on preconception, pregnancy and parenting. Online community forums and subscribe to pregnancy and parenting updates on your baby’s development.