Pregnancy – Information, forums and directories
Gentle Birth – gentlebirth.org is dedicated to providing information that will help families have the best birth possible – a safe, gentle, positive birth experience that supports happy, healthy families.
Pregnancy Birth and Beyond – Pregnancy,Birth and Beyond an up-to-date and extensive source of information and support for pregnancy, birth and parenting. Pregnancy, Birth & Beyond supports independent midwifery services and quality childbirth education. Through this website you will be able to find lots of information on midwifery care, pre-conception care, pregnancy, birth, waterbirth, homebirth, vaginal birth after caesarean, postnatal care and breastfeeding.
The Foundation for Human Development – Pregnancy Support The Foundation provides practical and financial assistance to women who are pregnant, distressed and anxious about the future. Our support gives women the courage to continue their pregnancy and the ability to cope in early motherhood, at a time of/whilst experiencing financial crisis. To apply for funding/grant please call, email or write to us.
Pelvic Instability Association PIA – PIA Provides support and information to women and families affected by Pelvic Girdle Pain or Pelvic Instability in Australia; and….
BellyBelly.com.au – The most respected online parenting social network. Melbourne based pregnancy centre offering health practitioners, support groups and workshops.
Bub Hub – You’ll find everything you need, right here, for your pregnancy & parenting journey. Including: the easiest way possible to find all your local and online shops & services in our directory your questions answered (however silly!) expert advice info hubs for each stage of your journey competitions and much more…
Independent midwives and homebirth supplies
Eastside midwives – We are three midwives, passionate about carign for pregnant women, keeping birth normal and working with women and their families as they begin or continue their journey to parenthood.
Jennie Teskey – Registered midwife/master of counselling – Located in Alphington and provider of shared care to Royal Women’s, Mercy and Sunshine Hospital. Mob 0419 156 041 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Melbourne midwifery collective – A group of highly experienced homebirth midwives providing holistic midwifery care from conception, through labour and birth until the baby is 7 weeks old. Medicare rebates available.
Australian college of midwives – a national, not for profit organisation whcih is the peak professional body for midwifes in Australia.
Birth Afloat – Birth Pool Hire & Sales – Proudly selling and hiring Inflatable and Heated Birth Pools, Kits & accessories. for over 20 years. Our Hired kits come sterilised and complete with everything you’ll need for a smooth water birth journey, wherever you choose to birth. Home, hospital or birth centre.
Optimal Foetal Positioning
Spinning Babies – A unique, step-by-step approach to Optimal Fetal Positioning. Certain positions of the baby make labour easier than others.
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Sharing birth and life stories of parenthood
Birthready helps facitliate an evening of open discussion and peer sharing and learning for expectant and new parents, (women and men). In a friendly environment we support each other to share our birth and life stories, questions, ideas, wisdom and resources. We troubleshoot our challenges by hearing each others perspecives and explore ways to manage our challenges. This is a facilitated process that uses group discussion, movies, handouts, hands on practices and what ever comes up in the group to explore how we can be happier, healthier human beings during the pregnancy to early parenting time.
Time: 7 - 8.30 pm First Thursday of each month
Place: Birthready Ringwood
Bring: A plate of supper to share (Optional)
RSVP: Please book your place to confirm (I may need to reschedule if called to a birth)
Please invite others that may be interested
Cost: $20 per person