Introducing Solids 101 (Part One of Two)

Introducing Solids 101 (Part One of Two)

Today on the blog we're talking all things solid food, and how to go about safety and confidentl...
Meeting Violet

Meeting Violet

I always wanted kids young and knew that once I had found the right person, it wouldn't be long b...
Pain in labour: what a midwife wants you to know

Pain in labour: what a midwife wants you to know

Part of being prepared for a vaginal birth means knowing your pain relief options for labour.   ...
Meeting Finn

Meeting Finn

After a 3B tear with the birth of my first child, I was very conscious of doing everything possib...
Burns: prevention and first aid

Burns: prevention and first aid

Did you know that up to 70% of paediatric burns are treated incorrectly? When you think about th...
Meeting Hudson

Meeting Hudson

My pregnancy was low risk and relatively cruisey, despite the ten weeks of nausea at the start. I...
My Food Rules (Choking Prevention)

My Food Rules (Choking Prevention)

Choking is silent. You could be standing on the opposite side of the room with your back turned,...
How often have you heard a mum going through a heart transplant 11 weeks after giving birth?

How often have you heard a mum going through a heart transplant 11 weeks after giving birth?

I really can’t believe I am sitting here writing out what has become my own birth and postpartum...
Creating the perfect birth environment

Creating the perfect birth environment

We know from research that your labour and birth environment can impact your birth and influence...
Meeting Brax

Meeting Brax

Two days before meeting bub, I started having Braxton Hicks. The following day the Braxton Hicks ...
Eczema 101

Eczema 101

This week our Paeds Nurse is bringing you the low down on Eczema; what it is, what triggers it, ...
"Five seconds nearly took him from us. It nearly meant that our baby wouldn't have his daddy." 💔

"Five seconds nearly took him from us. It nearly meant that our baby wouldn't have his daddy." 💔

Five seconds. Five seconds is all it took for our world to be turned upside down. The day before ...
Miscarriage: what to expect and how to prepare

Miscarriage: what to expect and how to prepare

If you've been around for a while now, you'd know that last year, I miscarried at home. Looking b...
Meeting Harrison: A Surrogacy Birth Story

Meeting Harrison: A Surrogacy Birth Story

This is the story of meeting Harrison and the unforgettable journey of growing and birthing a hea...
Genital care for our little people

Genital care for our little people

Okay parents, this is the stuff we don't often talk about - but there's truly no reason we shoul...
Meeting Elora

Meeting Elora

My husband and I were so excited the moment we found out we were pregnant! We had a pretty great ...
Meeting Max

Meeting Max

The birth of my second child was an incredible and wonderful experience. My first birth and the b...
From a midwife: Caring for a newborn

From a midwife: Caring for a newborn

Our last few blogs have covered labour and birth, which helps to prepare you for your journey in...
Meeting Alby

Meeting Alby

Heading into the birth of my second baby, I was well aware of what I was in for…. Well, at least ...
From a midwife: How to naturally induce labour

From a midwife: How to naturally induce labour

One of the first things you'll think about once finding out you're pregnant is, "when am I due?"...
Meeting Finn and Indi

Meeting Finn and Indi

We were absolutely over the moon to find out we were having another baby. We always wanted a clos...
What a midwife wants you to know about birth trauma

What a midwife wants you to know about birth trauma

Up to 1 in 3 mamas experience birth trauma. There were 294,400 babies born in Australia last yea...
Miles' Cleft Story

Miles' Cleft Story

I remember our 20-week scan vividly. It was such a special day for us, and like any Mum, I was ve...
Respiratory Assessment 101

Respiratory Assessment 101

I've often been asked as a paeds nurse, "What are the top gems of advice you could give a parent...
Meeting William

Meeting William

After two spontaneous vaginal births, William, my third baby, came as a bit of a surprise in the ...
Meeting Ella

Meeting Ella

Being a Mum has always been my dream, and after getting married in 2018, we started trying straig...
From a Midwife: How to support new mamas; what's helpful + what makes it harder

From a Midwife: How to support new mamas; what's helpful + what makes it harder

So often on the maternity ward, I hear loved ones asking, 'how's bub going? Have they got a name...
Meeting Valentino Cali

Meeting Valentino Cali

It was the 21st of August, and I was a week past the due date of my second baby. The contractions...
A Midwife's guide to your hospital bag; what do you really need?

A Midwife's guide to your hospital bag; what do you really need?

What you bring to the hospital and what you need while you're there can depend on many factors. ...
Meeting Eden

Meeting Eden

I had a very smooth pregnancy up until 33+6 weeks when I started to get unbearable itchy soles of...
From a midwife: 30 tips to surviving the first 30 days with a newborn

From a midwife: 30 tips to surviving the first 30 days with a newborn

By now, I'm sure you've heard all about how tricky it can be in the early days of the newborn bu...
Meeting Gabriela

Meeting Gabriela

It was 22 June 2021, my due date, and there was no sign of bub arriving anytime soon. I was booke...
Supporting little ones through a pandemic

Supporting little ones through a pandemic

Wowzers! Who knew when we became parents that raising our little one/s amidst a pandemic would b...
Meeting Grace

Meeting Grace

It was Saturday, 10th of July, and we were getting ready for our maternity shoot. It was a very c...
Understanding Fevers

Understanding Fevers

At the end of the day there are many things paeds nurses know that will never be useful in day t...
Meeting Frankie

Meeting Frankie

At 34+5, my waters started leaking, I was admitted to hospital where my body naturally started to...