A list of sources for reliable information on the safety of specific medications while breastfeeding.
A candid opinion piece from Eva Wiseman for The Guardian on her own experience of breastfeeding, knowing the benefits that it can bring but facing the realities of her situation.
Our Labour weekend events were well attended. Here is a recap of the events. We had so much fun organising these events, that this may turn into an Annual event!
We have a fantastic event planned for you all on Sunday 26th October from 2pm at the Christchurch Rudolf Steiner School. Come and join us for lots of fun! For the kids (and big kids!) there will be: face painting…
Home Birth Canterbury will be hosting a family fun event on Sunday 26 October from 2-4pm, in celebration of our midwives and the wonderful work they do for us. More information to follow over the next couple of weeks, but…
To celebrate the beginning of Home Birth week, Home Birth Canterbury is very pleased to be hosting a screening of Microbirth- Revealing the microscopic secrets of childbirth on Labour Day, Monday 27 October 2014 at 7pm.
After years of planning, this is a significant achievement that will be a huge benefit for babies in the Christchurch NICU.
Acupressure is a form of Chinese medicine that is easy to learn and self-administer. Closely related to acupuncture, acupressure involves pressing various points on the skin in order to regulate and restore the body’s energy system. Your birth supporters may wish to learn these highly adaptable techniques as well, as acupressure can be used to assist labour in a variety of situations.
Elimination Communication (EC), also known as infant potty learning/training, is about communication between you and your baby and learning to respond to your baby’s needs. It’s learning the signals your baby uses to tell you that they need to relieve themselves and then assisting them to go in an appropriate place. By keeping your baby as clean and dry as possible, you help strengthen their awareness of their own body. As a result, most babies complete potty learning before the age of two years.
The Victorian government has opened the door to more publicly funded home birth services with organised hospital backup.