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Useful Resources

Preconception/Pregnancy Planning

Preparing For Pregnancy : by The Royal Hospital For Women Melbourne

Pre-Pregnancy Planning : by Family Planning NSW

Planning A Family : by COPE Centre Of Perinatal Excellence

Reproductive genetic carrier screening :  by NSW Health

Reproductive genetic carrier screening: by Sonic Pathology (Douglas Hanly Moir)

Reproductive genetic carrier screening : by DIY testing provider Eugene Labs

Pregnancy

The Sutherland Hospital Antenatal Clinic Registration Form : register your pregnancy at Sutherland Hospital

St George Hospital Antenatal Clinic Registration Form : register your pregnancy at St George Hospital

EPAS (Early Pregnancy Assessment Service) at St George Hospital : a walk-in clinic dedicated to bleeding and other complications in early pregnancy

Maternity Matters : a fabulous page full of pregnancy resources and blog posts by Australian GP Dr Wendy Burton

Taking Care Of Yourself In Early Pregnancy : by The Royal Hospital For Women Melbourne

Food Safety In Pregnancy : by the NSW Food Authority

Food Risk And You: what to eat with a weakened immune system by the NSW Food Authority

Food & Nutrition In Pregnancy : by The Royal Hospital For Women Melbourne

Vitamins And Minerals In Pregnancy : by The Royal Hospital For Women Melbourne

Nausea And Vomiting In Pregnancy : by Mothersafe

Coping With Nausea And Vomiting In Pregnancy : by the Royal Hospital For Women Melbourne

Thrush In Pregnancy : by The Royal Hospital For Women Melbourne

Pregnancy And Exercise : by Pelvic Floor First

Pelvic Floor Health For Expectant And New Mums : by The Continence Foundation

When Things Go Wrong In Early Pregnancy : by NSW Health

Miscarriage : by The Royal Women's Hospital Melbourne

**FOR DADS** Sms4Dads

Breastfeeding

Breastfeeding Is Just Like Golf! : by Emma Pickett IBCLC

Anaesthesia And Sedation For Breastfeeding Parents: the basics, to help you avoid the "pump and dump"!

Guideline On Anaesthesia And Sedation In Breastfeeding Women: only for those who want to dive deep into details

Too Much Milk And Oversupply : by La Leche League GB

Breastmilk Hand Expression : diagram and video tutorial

You don't actually need to burp your baby or hold your baby upright after feeds: by Dr Pam Douglas GP IBCLC

Early Parenting Essentials

"Bluey - Baby Race" (Series 2) : a must watch episode for parents (7 mins)

"Bluey - Mum School" (Series 2): a must watch episode for parents (7 mins)

"Bluey - Dragon" (Series 3): a must watch for parents (7 mins)

The Single Most Important Parenting Strategy: TED talk by Becky Kennedy (14 mins)

How To Raise Emotionally Intelligent Children: TEDx presentation by Lael Stone (13 mins)

Newborn Sleep Essentials: by Dr Pamela Douglas, founder of Possums and The NDC Institute

Normal Infant Sleep: by UK BASIS "Baby Sleep Info Source"

Tiger in the Tree hold for unsettled babies: a 2 minute video of one of my favourite baby holds

Solid Starts "First Foods Database" : a comprehensive baby food safety database

Nip Allergies In The Bub: Australian advice on allergy prevention in children

Paced Bottle Feeding : a must watch 5-minute video for anyone feeding baby with a bottle

Spitup Video : a quick video outlining what normal baby spitup looks like when spilled on fabric

Bottle Refusal : by IABLE

Evidence-based Approach To Safe Breastsleeping : by Dr James McKenna

Safe Co-Sleeping Guide For Parents : by The Red Nose Foundation

The Safe Sleep 7 : by La Leche League International

Worried About "Failing" The Possums Sleep Approach? : by Dr Deborah Carrington

Acceptance & Commitment Therapy (ACT) Free Videos And More : by Russ Harris

Why Sleep Training Will Never Be Part Of My Practice

What constitutes sleep training? by The Beyond Sleep Training Project

What does normal infant sleep even mean? by Infant Sleep Scientist

Four sleep training claims: myth or fact? by Infant Sleep Scientist

The self soothing babies who are not actually soothing themselves at all by Sarah Ockwell-Smith

Babies and sleep: a matter of choice by Dr Pamela Douglas

"Gentle" sleep training: perfect solution or wolf in sheep's clothing? by Infant Sleep Scientist

Nighttime parenting isn't a set of sleep strategies, it's a relationship by Raised Good

How to identify a genuinely gentle sleep consultant in a sea of gentle promises by The Beyond Sleep Training Project

Recommended Books And Blogs

"The Discontented Little Baby Book" by Dr Pamela Douglas

"The Gentle Sleep Book" by Sarah Ockwell-Smith

"A Life. A Finger. A pea up a nose." by Sarah Hunstead

Maggie Dent: pretty much anything ever created by Maggie Dent is fabulous

Blog: Dr Pamela Douglas, founder of Possums Neuroprotective Developmental Care

Blog : Dr Deborah Carrington

Blog : Maternity Matters by Dr Wendy Burton

Blog : Adelaide Mums And Babies Clinic

 

Recommended Social Media Pages

@drmelmapleson

@drhayleyworth

@georgesriver_motherhoodnetwork

@drpameladouglas

@infantsleepscientist

@maggiedentauthor

@deborah.amy.carrington

@dr.eliza.hannam

@cradlednz

@tinyheartseducation

@solidstarts

@biglittlefeelings

@beyond_sleep_training_project

 

Recommended Related Services

The Georges River Motherhood Network: mothers groups in the Sutherland Shire and St George areas

The Possums Baby And Toddler Sleep Program: the master works of Dr Pamela Douglas, founder of The NDC Institute

"Parental As Anything" Podcast : by Maggie Dent

Aquanatal - Pregnancy-Safe Aquatic Fitness in the Shire! by Dr Amy Norman

Cub Care : access to expert after-hours emergency paediatric consultations via Telehealth

CPR Kids : excellent first aid courses for parents and carers

Milk Drop Pump Cushions: changing the way we experience pumping

B-Smart Living Caringbah : professionally fitted compression stockings for lower leg swelling in pregnancy

Sydney Ultrasound For Women : specialised women's centre for fertility testing, pregnancy screening and ultrasound

Growth Mobile App (for iPhone) : record your child's measurements on standard growth charts

Child Growth Tracker App (for iPhone or Android) : record your child's measurements on standard growth charts

Contraception

Contraceptive Options (Full Fact Sheet List from FPNSW)

> Combined Hormonal Contraceptive Pill ("The Pill")

> Progestogen-Only Pill ("POP" or "Mini Pill")

> Contraceptive Implant (Implanon)

> Hormonal IUD (Mirena, Kyleena)

> Copper IUD

> Contraceptive Injection

> Vaginal Ring (NuvaRing)

> Male Condom

> Emergency Contraception

Contemplating permanent contraception?

> Vasectomy

        a) Biggest vasectomy myths

        b) Family Planning NSW - on vasectomy

        c) Andrology Australia - on vasectomy

> Tubal ligation

        a) Family Planning NSW - on tubal ligation

        b) HealthDirect - on tubal ligation

> Vasectomy vs Tubal ligation - don't flip a coin, read here :)

Helplines

Triple Zero Emergency Services (000)

Poisons Information Hotline (13 11 26)

Lifeline (13 11 14)

Australian Breastfeeding Association Helpline (1800 686 268)

PANDA Perinatal Anxiety & Depression Australia (1300 726 306)

Pregnancy Birth & Baby (maternal child health nurse helpline 1800 882 436)

Mothersafe - Medication Safety Helpline (9382 6539)

Beyond Blue (1300 22 4636 or web chat)

Suicide Callback Service (1300 659 467 or web chat)

Parentline NSW (1300 1300 52)

Parents Beyond Breakup (1300 853 437)

Mensline (1300 78 99 78 or web chat)

1800RESPECT Sexual Assault, Domestic And Family Violence Counselling (1800 737 732 or web chat)

I hope you enjoy this collection of resources that I've collated over the years and I continue to update. I have no financial gains to declare in relation to any of these these links, they're simply resources and services that I think are helpful to new or expectant parents.

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