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GenV is one of the world’s largest ever parent and birth studies. This new mum is now a part of it.
GenV is one of the world’s largest ever parent and birth studies. This new mum is now a part of it.

GenV is a research project with a simple but hugely important goal: To transform the health and wellbeing of an entire generation of Victorians. Over a 2 year period, they’re asking parents...

10 May 2022

5 ways to boost your recovery after birth
5 ways to boost your recovery after birth

Congratulations on your new baby! Now that pregnancy is behind you and you’ve got a unique birth story to tell, the transition to the wonderful but challenging postpartum period lies ahead, and...

30 Mar 2022

10,000 babies strong – GenV reaches new milestone at the Royal Women’s Hospital
10,000 babies strong – GenV reaches new milestone at the Royal Women’s Hospital

World-leading child health research program, GenV (Short for Generation Victoria) has just reached a significant new milestone. Since the project commenced in December 2020, over 10,000 babies...

07 Mar 2022

Giving birth amidst a pandemic – What to expect
Giving birth amidst a pandemic – What to expect

Pregnancy is a time of great joy for many women, but giving birth amidst a pandemic, most will be experiencing a deep sense of anxiety and fear. So, what can you expect if you will be giving...

15 Jul 2021

It’s okay to not feel ok about birth during a pandemic
It’s okay to not feel ok about birth during a pandemic

Many Australian pregnant women are facing more lockdowns, and in some hospitals, their partners are banned from postnatal wards. New mothers are left feeling alone and unsupported. Giving...

Taking birth classes online
Taking birth classes online

There is no doubt that right now in the world many things are changing. One thing that isn’t changing, is that babies are going to keep arriving. And what a joyous thing that is! However, due...

16 Apr 2020

Can your baby’s weight be accurately predicted by your doctor?
Can your baby’s weight be accurately predicted by your doctor?

In the final weeks of pregnancy it probably feels like there isn't much more room for your baby to grow. This often leads to pregnant women asking their doctor or care giver how big their baby, ...

05 Mar 2019

What Role do Dads play during labour
What Role do Dads play during labour

When we talk about birth stories, most experiences are told from the point of view of mum - and with good reason, mums are the ones doing all the hard work. But that’s not to say it’s a...

24 Jan 2019

5 Most Common Birth Fears and How to Conquer Them
5 Most Common Birth Fears and How to Conquer Them

There’s so much talk around labour and birth. The unfortunate result of this chatter is a whole lot of worried pregnant women. While fear of the unknown is completely natural, if left unchecked...

14 Aug 2018

Midwives: We Salute You on International Day of the Midwife
Midwives: We Salute You on International Day of the Midwife

“Midwives Lead the Way With Quality Care” is the theme for International Day of the Midwife, which is today, May 5th. International Day of the Midwife is celebrated every year on May 5th to...

05 May 2018

Can I wear Nail Polish during labour?
Can I wear Nail Polish during labour?

There are many discussions about the do’s and don’ts of what to wear in labour – including the wearing of nail polish during labour. Towards the end of your pregnancy a pedicure can be a...

10 Nov 2017

Celebrating International Midwife Day – 5th May
Celebrating International Midwife Day – 5th May

In Australia, there are over 300,000 mums giving birth every year and Midwives support 70 per cent of them. Now with International Midwives' Day taking place on 5th May 2017, Medela Australia...

05 May 2017

Five Things About Birth That No One Talks About
Five Things About Birth That No One Talks About

Most women are under no illusion that child birth is not glamorous - in any way, shape or form. But there are things that happen in child birth that take first-time Mums by surprise, simply...

09 Jun 2016

Five Things About Pregnancy That No One Talks About
Five Things About Pregnancy That No One Talks About

Pregnancy would have to be one of the most fascinating physical journeys for a woman - the changes that happen in our bodies that facilitate this new human being are quite remarkable. But, if we...

07 Jun 2016

Peanut Ball used in Labour
Peanut Ball used in Labour

Everyone’s talking about the Peanut Ball! In your preparation for labour, it’s likely you’ve been introduced to the use of a fit ball (also known as a birthing ball or Swiss ball). The...

27 May 2016

Public Hospital vs Private Hospital Birth
Public Hospital vs Private Hospital Birth

Once you find out you are pregnant, you will need to decide if you will have your baby in a public hospital, or a private hospital. It is a very personal decision, which is often influenced by...

19 Feb 2016

Best Tips to bring on Labour Naturally
Best Tips to bring on Labour Naturally

Here are our "Top 5" natural methods of inducing labour when you are past your due date that you can do at home. You must know that none of these remedies will start labour unless your cervix has...

15 Jan 2016

Storing your baby’s cord blood
Storing your baby’s cord blood

When Jamie Triantis became pregnant for the first time she was advised by her doctor to consider storing her baby's cord blood. While she hadn't heard...

31 Aug 2015

Fourth Trimester Essentials
Fourth Trimester Essentials

What is the fourth trimester? Have you heard of it? Basically, it’s the idea that the first 3 months after birth are very much an extension of life in the womb for your baby. The concept...

03 Aug 2015

New mums offered incentives to leave hospital early
New mums offered incentives to leave hospital early

New mothers are being offered incentives to leave hospital early following the birth of their babies, in an attempt to free up beds more quickly. Available from a growing number of hospitals,...

03 Jun 2015

VBAC – What is it?
VBAC – What is it?

Up to one in four Australian women have their baby delivered by caesarian section, be it emergency or elective. For decades, it was thought that once a woman had experienced a c-section, all...

25 Mar 2015

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