So we've all been there you decide to have a baby and viola you are thrown into this massive black hole. Honestly navigating the world of Pregnancy, birth and beyond can be one of the most daunting tasks you will ever undertake. 

Education is not the learning of facts, but the training of the mind to think.
— Albert Einstein

 a few handy resources for you to look into.


LightBox Studio

Tasmin has been my family photographer for approximately 10yrs now her work is impeccable. Whilst she is not a birth photographer she provides incredible shoots for Maternity and Newborn Families alike.

  http://www.lightboxstudio.net.au/


Catherine Stonebridge Photography

Catherine is a photographer from the Redlands area she also shoots on location including maternity, birth & newborn. 

facebook@catherinestonebridgephotography

Phone- 0421 800 716

Email-catherinestonebridgephotography@hotmail.com


Breathe Birth Photography

award winning birth photographer Rana Rankin will never disappoint she has an incredible eye for the perfect shot. You will find her either at a birth, teaching her craft or enjoying her family. based on the Gold Coast anyone lucky enough to secure her services will be in fabulous hands.

Email - ranarankinphotography@gmailcom

Phone - 0434 974 251
 


Maternity Choices Australia

A national Consumer Advocacy organisation committed to the advancement of Best-Practice maternity care for all Australian women and their families.

Maternity choices Australia brings together groups & individuals for the purpose of effective lobbying, information sharing, networking and support.

http://www.maternitychoices.org.au/about-us.html


Belly Belly

Created by the amazing Kelly Winder- Mama & Doula 

This is by far one of the best evidence based informative aussie websites available. Kelly's easy to read and understand articles are fully researched with an approach that will enrich the knowledge of any pregnant, birthing or postpartum mama.

Definitely one of my personal faves!!!

 https://www.bellybelly.com.au/


Birthrites

aims to provide a support network for women that are healing after a caesarean birth, by way of increasing awareness of these women's needs to their health care providers within the medical profession. 

http://www.birthrites.org/index.php


Evidenced Based Birth

this is an evidence based non-biased informative website for parents and professionals alike speaking to the global community to bring change to the current maternity system through education.

https://evidencebasedbirth.com/

 


Spinning Babies

This is a fantastic resource for optimal Fetal Positioning, highly recommended to women wishing to achieve physiological birth.

many women who present with breech babies often utilise this information often with great success.

 https://spinningbabies.com/


VBAC Facts

https://vbacfacts.com/


ICAN - International Caesarean Awareness Network

A not for profit organisation with the vision to improve maternal & infant health outcomes resulting in less unnecessary caesarean births through education and support along with the promotion of VBAC- vaginal birth after caesarean.

http://www.ican-online.org/


Australian Breastfeeding Association

https://www.breastfeeding.asn.au

Breastfeeding Helpline

- 1800 mum 2 mum 

- 1800 686 268


Pinky McKay

Pinky Mckay is a best-selling Author with four publications, fully endorsed by the Australian Breastfeeding Association & La Leche League International.

  • Sleeping Like a Baby

  • 100 Ways to Calm the Crying

  • Toddler Tactics

  • Parenting by the Heart

http://www.pinkymckay.com/


Bump Box

An incredible online shop with the most delectable products anything a baby or mama could need or want from conception to postpartum. The extensive range of cookies, teas, savoury crackers all the way to all natural nipple creams etc are just sensational. I highly recommend as even though I no longer require these products I just love them and continue to use them.

https://www.bumpbox.com.au/

 


Beauty and the Bees

Based in Tasmania all these products are completely natural and lovely to use whilst they have many other products their mama and baby products are second to none fantastic for vegan or anyone with allergies. I personally found the baby botty butter the best for my number 2 son when he reacted to everything else I tried.

 https://www.beebeauty.com.au/


Essential Baby

This is a comprehensive website that has a wide variety of information, local events and what's trending at this moment. Extremely user friendly!!

 http://www.essentialbaby.com.au/


 

Positive Birth Movement Gold Coast & Logan - Tamara Pick

- mamat@doulabirth.com.au

- 0403 659 089

 


Birth Talk

 - info@birthtalk.org

Phone Contact

: 0410 408 335


Royal Brisbane Women's Hospital

Maternity outpatient appointments
Location: Ground floor, Ned Hanlon Building
Phone: (07) 3646 7182
Email: rbwh_maternity@health.qld.gov.au
Open: Monday-Friday 8.00am-4.00pm

Birth Suite and Birth Centre
Location: Level 5, Ned Hanlon Building
Phone: (07) 3647 3931


Mater Mothers Public/Private Brisbane

Raymond Terrace,
South Brisbane QLD 4101

For general enquiries phone:
07 3163 1918  or  07 3163 1919

Mater Mothers Private Redlands

Weippen Street, Cleveland Qld 4163

For general enquiries:

Phone: 07 3163 7444


Metro South 

Logan Hospital

Cnr Loganlea Rd & Armstrong Rd, Meadowbrook - view on map

Phone: (07) 3299 8899

Redlands Hospital

Weippin Street, Cleveland - view on map

Phone: (07) 3488 3111

Beaudesert Hospital

64 Tina Street, Beaudesert - view on map

Phone: (07) 5541 9111


Gold Coast University Hospital

Antenatal Clinic

 Booking and referrals -  (07) 5687 1526

GP Liaison Midwife:  (07) 5687 1525

Birthing suite: (07) 5687 1420

Midwifery Group Practice care:  (07) 5687 1437


Find a Private Practice Midwife - MIDWIVES AUSTRALIA

Registered Address: 331 Margaret Street, Toowoomba  QLD  4350

Postal Address: PO Box 6040, Goulburn North, NSW 2580

Phone: 0407 266 004

Email:  admin@midwivesaustralia.com.au


Peach Tree - Because Parenting isn't always Peachy

Phone: 0430 046 326

peachtree@peachtree.org.au


PANDA

PanDa national helpline: 1300 726 306

http://www.howisdadgoing.org.au/

MAilto: info@panda.org.au


Beyond Blue 

tel: 1300 224 636

https://healthyfamilies.beyondblue.org.au/pregnancy-and-new-parents