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Alternative Therapies
Placenta Encapsulation – Use your encapsulated placenta to … Balance your hormones! Enhance your milk supply! Increase your energy! Capsules are a discreet and palatable way to maximise your placenta’s benefits.

Qi Rhythm – Pre and post natal massage – Qi Rhythm practitioners offer massage in the convenience and comfort of your own home as well as visits to women in hospital. We use a supportive pregnancy table enabling you to lay on your belly – a true luxury. Our practitioners draw on a wide range of skills, knowledge and experiences; including time spent in some of Melbourne’s leading maternity hospitals.

Blissful Herbs – Retailing nurturing herbal bath sachets & teas for perineal healing, breastfeeding, relaxation, nurturing and soothing.

Melbourne Natural Therapies – At Melbourne Combined Natural Therapies we strive to treat our clients with an exceptional level of health care. A large part of our mission is to educate you about ways in which you can help yourselves to achieve greater wellness and vitality.

Eastern Vitality Acupuncture & Chinese Medicine – ‘Fully qualified, midwife referred Chinese Medicine practitioners specialising in fertility, pregnancy and natural inductions. Eastern Vitality brings traditional Eastern health and healing methods into the busy Aussie lifestyle. We provide a modern approach to the age-old practice of Traditional Chinese Medicine which is an accessible, complication-free natural alternative form of therapy’

Nourishing Life – Chinese Medical Practitioner – Any or all aspects of classical Chinese Medicine techniques are employed to effect a positive outcome for your health.

Winton N. Terry Accupuncture – Natural Obstetrics & Gynaecology.

Bamboo spirit – Chinese Medical Practitioner for Womens Health – Karen Pohlner is a Melbourne-based Practitioner of Traditional Chinese Medicine (Acupuncture and Chinese Herbal Medicine) with a background as a Registered Nurse. She has a special interest in women‚s health, pregnancy and childbirth and a fierce desire to empower women to achieve optimal health and wellbeing using natural methods throughout their entire reproductive life.

Well by design chiropractic – Dr Damian Lawgun. Chiropractic care is essential to your Wellbeing, here at the Balwyn North clinic we offer general chiropractic care plus we are also specialist kids and pregnancy chiropractors, skilled in the Webster technique and experienced in dealing with family chiropractic care.

Happy well chiropractic kids – Dr Carrie O’Neil is a children’s only chiropractor, located in Heidelberg. She has a special interest in assisting parents resolve their baby’s birth trauma, as well as working with babies with colic, reflux, constipation, sleep difficulties, feeding difficulties, irritability, and flat heads. Dr Carrie takes a gentle and holistic approach to a baby’s health – offering spine and nervous system care, diet advice, and natural medicine options.

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How to sleep in labour

A lot of women worry about coping with labour when they feel tired.  They hear of births that go through, not only one night, but even two or three.  How in the world does a woman do that and stick to her resolve for birthing how she had hoped to? It is possible!  I...

The effect of having choice

I love Ted talks and listen to them regularly. The talk I listened to this morning was How we make choices and the effect choice is having on our psyche and society.  It's worth making time to listen to this and reflect on whether choices you've made in the past, or...

How to deal with other peoples opinions and birth stories

Its really common to find when you are pregnant or in early parenting that people (even complete strangers) feel it is within their right to tell you their personal stories, opinions and advise about what you should or should not do. That might be fine if they ask...

How a doula can positively impact the birth space

Written by Bethany Meakin It’s actually quite difficult to articulate the specifics of what doula’s do, how we positively impact the space for one woman will be different to the next, however, it is this ability to connect with each individual and support her in the...

Reconnecting to our purpose

As a birth worker, how do I stay grounded, internal resourceful, skilled and empathetic to the birthing women and men in my community? To be fully present and fully trusting of my instincts is a crucial part of my role. It's key to giving excellent support along with...

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