With evidence based knowledge, qualified midwives will explore the pregnancy, birthing and parenting journey with couples from around the world transitioning into parenthood. We will talk to couples and discuss topics that are relevant to their individual journey. Sharing information and stories will provide a resource that families can utilise to gain confidence and support during a time that can be the most life changing chapter for individuals.
Carla Anderson - Clinical Psychologist
Carla is a clinical psychologist in Australia who has commenced a perinatal, child and family hub that collaborates with other professionals to care for mums and families by providing psychological and counselling support during the perinatal, fertility and family journey.
Midwives, Gillian and Hayley from BirthHQ talk to Carla about the resources available to families as they transition into parenthood.
The waiting game. Makayla & Jamie (39 weeks pregnant)
The journey during pregnancy seems long when you know birth is only days away. The BIrthHQ midwives, Gillian and Hayley have a final chat with first time parents, Makayla and Jamie before they step into the life changing world of parenthood. The excitement of meeting their baby, the confidence of the knowledge gained in preparation for parenthood, and the anxiety of waiting for labour to begin, this is the main focus as the 40 weeks of pregnancy comes to an end.
IVF Specialist Nurse & Midwife
Gillian and Hayley chat with Erin, a qualified midwife who specialises in IVF. Erin shares her passion of fertility and discusses the struggles that some parents have to go through to conceive a baby. She shares the highs and lows of fertility and provides us with a better understanding of the individual journey some parents go down. Erin summaries the magic of pregnancy so well "Pregnancy is a miracle, all the stars need to be aligned regardless of how you conceive your baby".
Breastfeeding. Makayla & Jamie (36weeks pregnant)
Breastfeeding education is incredibly important to improve awareness and understanding of this innate and learned ability between the mother and the baby. The education supports families to feel prepared and empowered as they embark on the journey of the unknown.
Midwives, Gillian & Hayley educate a young couple Makayla & Jamie as they become first time parents. Breastfeeding knowledge prior to the birth of their baby provides a clearer understanding of the immediate transition into parenthood.
The experiences of a Neonatal Midwife
Karen is a midwife who has worked in the Special Care Nurseries and Neonatal Intensive Care Units all around the world. With her extensive amount of knowledge, Karen has cared for unwell and premature neonates bonding with families as they journey through this vulnerable time in their lives. Karen talks openly to Gillian and Hayley about her experiences and what makes her job, according to Karen, "the best job in the world".
Active and Instinctive Birth. Makayla & Jamie (34weeks pregnant)
Makayla and Jamie are now 34 weeks pregnant. They are in the 3rd trimester of pregnancy and learning about the tools and skills they may require to have an active and instinctive labour & birth. Midwives, Gillian & Hayley have provided educational support to Makayla & Jamie from the time they were 15weeks pregnant and are excited to follow the journey of this young couple as they become parents for the first time.