Helpful Resources

Websites

bellybelly.com.au - a great site with information on a wide range of topics

pregnancybirthbaby.org.au - a government website with articles covering pregnancy and parenting

mothersafe.org.au - a great resource for researching the safety of medications in pregnancy. There's a helpline with a live person on the other end.

homebirthsydney.org.au - the home of home birth in Sydney, there are links to support groups, a listing of midwives and more

northshoremums.com.au - parenting and lifestyle website for the North Shore

jenniferhazi.com/midwifthis - a blog written by my good friend (and midwife!), it's always interesting and entertaining

charlottemichelle.com - Charlotte Michelle, Maternity & Family Photographer, Sydney region. Capturing your life & loves in beautiful, candid photographs.

gidgetfoundation.org.au -a not for profit organisation supporting the emotional wellbeing of expectant and new parents

Resources:

innovationssportsphysio.com.au - 1b/600 Military Rd, Mosman. For antenatal and postnatal Pilates, as well as physio support, particularly in the postnatal period ask to see Sarah.

thechiropractor.com.au - located in Cammeray, I cant recommend Andrew enough

birthpartner.com.au - a great place to hire / buy anything from a TENS machine, breast pumps to a co-sleeping cot

weststreetwellbeing.com.au - amazing clinic that offers everything from acupuncture, naturopathy and massage as well as yoga and meditation

yoganic - yoga and pilates for all stages of motherhood

essentialme.com.au - Ka Huna Massage. For an amazing massage, including a relaxing into labour induction massage, Amanda is so nurturing.

Reading:

The Good Birth Guide - Nicole Croft

Spiritual Midwifery - Ina May Gaskin

Birth Skills - Juju Sundin

HypnoBirthing, The Mongan Method - Marie F Mongan

A Modern Woman's Guide to a Natural and Empowering Birth - Katrina Zaslavsky

Active Birth - Janet Balaskas

First Forty Days: The Essential Art of Nourishing the New Mother - Heng Ou