Preparing for Birth
We discuss preparing for birth in Week 1-5.
- Late pregnancy, preparing to welcome baby into the world
- Time of big change, preparing for baby, expectations around early parenting,
- Preparing for birth,
- Try to expect the unexpecte
- How to prepare for baby, some practical tips.
- How to prepare toddlers and other children for a new baby.
- Expectations around birthing, including birth plans and support people.
- Positive ways to prepare for birth, including mindfulness and relaxation.
- Making choices around feeding your baby.
- WA Health Department - Feeding Your Baby
- Raising Children Network - Pregnancy and Birth
- Ngala - Pregnancy
- Ngala - Feelings and Expectations about becoming a parent
- Australian Breast Feeding Association
- Child and Youth Health website - How will you feed your baby
- Child and Youth Health website - information about feeding your baby
- What new parents may be experiencing shortly after labour, the physical and emotional changes.
- Your baby’s first cuddles and breast feeds – why skin to skin contact is so important after birth for feeding and building attachment, and Mum and baby are learning to breast feed.
- How to share the good news and handle visitors while allowing you and your partner time to adjust, recover and enjoy your new baby after labour.
- What do babies need from Mum and Dad in the first few days?
- How can Dad’s be involved in looking after baby and bonding with baby?
- Breast feeding in the first few days
- Physical and emotional changes for Mum in the first few days
- Adjustment to caring for your newborn, and the changes in your relationship with your partner.
- Australian Breastfeeding Association - Fact sheets on breast feeding in the early days
- The ABA Helpline W.A. : 1800 686 268
- Ngala Helpline: 9368 9368
- Newborn safety and sleep
- Bringing baby home and how to keep them safe, including safe sleep practices.
- Kidsafe - Car Seat Safety and Kidsafe - Child Car Restraint Services
- Quit Line - how to reduce your baby's exposure to smoke Ph: 13 78 48 or speak to your doctor.
- SIDS & Kids - safe sleep recommendations Ph: 1300 308 307 for your state or territory
- King Edward Memorial Hospital - Information on co-sleeping
When: 28 Feb, 9:30am
Where: Swan View
6 - 12 months. Is your baby having difficulty around sleep? Ngala provides a one-off workshop to help parents understand more about their baby's sleep. Information will be provided on sleep and settling strategies.