Pregnancy & Babies

Separation Anxiety

It can be very hard to leave your child when they are upset. Child and Youth Health Network (CYH, SA Government) explain, “Separation anxiety is when a child gets upset when separated from a parent...

Pregnancy & Babies

Back to Bub-land

Large sibling gaps and their life-impacts The fire pit has edged out the turtle sand-pit, and dinner these days has left the ‘mash-and-veges on the cusp of sunset’, for dust.  What will it...

Pregnancy & Babies

Mothering the Mother

Ideally, giving birth is a joyful, positive experience for a woman. In reality, some women feel let down by our maternity system and an increasing number are employing a doula to support them in...

Pregnancy & Babies

Sleeping Baby Safely

This year will be the 25th year that Australians have been asked to “be silly for a serious cause” by wearing a red nose for Red Nose Day. But the serious cause behind the red nose is one that...

Pregnancy & Babies

When ‘baby’ becomes a big brother or sister

Becoming parents for a second time should be exciting for the parents and the toddler or older siblings. Preparing the baby’s room or space, gathering the clothes and the general preparation can be...

Pregnancy & Babies

Miscarriage

“I felt so lonely and wanted to know how other people coped.” That’s why Lea agreed to share her story. And miscarriage, the loss of a pregnancy before 20 weeks gestation, is a more widespread...

Pregnancy & Babies

Taste buds in overdrive

Intense food cravings can derail the best dietary intentions and, as many women know, they can be particularly strong during pregnancy. We are not talking real hunger here but the ‘I need a...

Pregnancy & Babies

Doing what comes naturally

Some women just know…others are taken by surprise. Either way, when you receive confirmation of your pregnancy you will be faced with a number of decisions. How will you prepare for the birth? Who...

Pregnancy & Babies

Planning your family contraception after birth

When you have just had a baby, usually, the last thing on your mind is immediately having another one! So, to be sure this doesn’t happen again until you and your partner are ready, it’s...

Pregnancy & Babies

A case of supply and demand

We all understand the life-saving role of blood banks in our community. Human milk banks provide a less well known, but equally important, service. As with blood donations, donated breast milk saves...