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Doula Gayle Friedman, Empowering Mothers, Home Birth, Hospital Birth, Vincent Pallotti Hospital

Celebrating my doula sister, Gayle Friedman

As birthworkers, we just cannot do this work without someone just there for us, waiting in the wings. Gayle is my mentor and friend and I have learnt so much from her. Here's ten reasons why I am thankful to Gayle (I'm sure there are more than 10!): 1. JUST BEING THERE: I know that… Continue reading Celebrating my doula sister, Gayle Friedman

Antenatal Course, Birth Options Midwifery Team, Empowering Mothers, Relax Into Birth

Doula dads for the win!

It really is the parents who make this course what it is... One dad at the January course held at Birth Options in Plumstead, shared that one of the exercises we did made him feel more empathy and compassion for what his wife was going to face in labour. "It made me realise what she… Continue reading Doula dads for the win!

ALL POSTS, Baby, Empowering Mothers, Gynae / Obstetrician, Home Birth, Hospital Birth, Melomed Tokai, Midwife, Midwife Angela Wakeford, Midwife Ayla Nowell, Midwife Bernice Jehring Down, Midwife Glynnis Garrod, Midwife Susan Lees, Vincent Pallotti Hospital

Birth Options Midwifery Team Statistics 2017

I'm about to share the the latest statistics from 2017 for the Birth Options Midwifery team - and they are unbelievably good! The team is comprised of Glynnis Garrod, Susan Lees, Angela Wakeford and Bernice Jehring Down. Birth Options Independent midwives can attend both home and hospital births at Vincent Pallotti and Melomed Tokai with… Continue reading Birth Options Midwifery Team Statistics 2017

Baby, Breastfeeding, Donor Milk, Milk Matters, Newborn

Milk matters needs donor milk!

Please help....Milk Matters' donor milk stocks are terribly low and right now they do not have enough milk to pasteurise on Monday to meet their current prescriptions, and nothing yet to pasteurise on Tuesday. They were feeding 46 babies (orders still coming in!) at 11 hospitals on Friday, plus over the weekend, and no reduction… Continue reading Milk matters needs donor milk!

Breastfeeding, Empowering Mothers, Hospital Birth, Midwife, Newborn, Vincent Pallotti Hospital

Meet Christa Bussack

Here I am pictured with Christa Bussack ... a little tired, an hour or two after midnight, but still looking fresh (maybe a bit too optimistic?!) 😀 Even through the early morning hours, Christa maintains her sense of humour and effervescence in the maternity ward. If you have stayed over at Vincent Pallotti, you will know her kind face… Continue reading Meet Christa Bussack