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To Separate Your Twins For Sleep or Not?

Read my latest blog on this most common question for twin families!

 

https://www.twinfo.com.au/separating-twins-for-sleep-or-not/?fbclid=IwAR2I4WWYIgiH2Sjqrsp8ZOaFwtTmKdYnvydmyuAL68g3tQ-E3xZTtmTaH-Q

[ARTICLE] “Infant Sleep Myth Put To Bed At Last”- Courier Mail November 17th 2018

THE “gold standard” target that a baby should sleep through the night before the age of one has been smashed by experts.

The researchers examined whether infants who didn’t sleep for six or eight consecutive hours were more likely to have problems with physical skills, such as movement and dexterity, or mental development. They found no correlation.

The researchers also found no link between infants waking at night and mothers’ post-natal mood.

Queensland midwife and baby sleep consultant Amanda Bude said understanding the normal sleep needs and variations for babies after six months was important for reassuring parents.

Read More Here:

https://www.couriermail.com.au/news/queensland/infant-sleep-myth-put-to-bed-at-last/news-story/a51ad6c7aefcc2d380ea4806df6a8a4a

 

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[ARTICLE] “Pregnancy Weight Guidelines Spark Fatshame Fears”- The Courier Mail 5th November 2018

NEW clinical guidelines for pregnant Australians will put more focus on weight, a move slammed by maternity consumer advocates who fear women will feel fat-shamed.

A summary of the updated recommendations, published today in the Medical Journal of Australia highlights that health practitioners should offer pregnant women advice on weight, diet and physical activity and the chance to be weighed at each antenatal visit.

Gold Coast midwife Amanda Bude, who teaches private childbirth classes, said guidelines should focus on body mass index rather than weight.

“A high BMI of 30-35 at the first antenatal visit can alert pregnancy carers that a woman maybe at risk for complications in pregnancy, such as DVT, gestational diabetes and high blood pressure,” Ms Bude said.

https://www.couriermail.com.au/news/queensland/pregnancy-weight-guidelines-spark-fatshame-fears/news-story/2cc45fbd08818150db57ddda1c1d2a86

[Article] “Creating a healthy sleep routine for your little one”- My Deal.Com.AU- Sept 18

https://www.mydeal.com.au/blog/post/creating-a-healthy-sleep-routine-for-your-little-one

[ARTICLE] “Grandparents Should Have Rules For Minding Your Kids”- The Courier Mail, August 5th 2018

 

MUMS and dads who use grandparents as babysitters are being advised to strike formal childcare agreements to avoid family meltdowns caused by lax discipline and standards.

Child experts say parenting techniques have changed so much over the decades that drawing up an official list of instructions and routines is necessary to ease parents’ fears and remove conflict.

 

Gold Coast midwife and baby sleep expert Amanda Bude says she comes across parents who worry that grandma will not adhere to sleep guidelines or that the child will be overheated.

“Instructions can bring peace of mind,” she said.

https://www.couriermail.com.au/news/queensland/grandparents-should-have-rules-for-minding-your-kids-experts/news-story/3bb0fb6f4756a198015dd3d8a3314dd1

[ARTICLE] “Can you be addicted to having babies?” Essential Baby 20th June 2018

Naturally, that begs the question: Can you be addicted to having children?

Amanda Bude, midwife at Groovy Babies, certainly thinks you can feel that way about giving birth.

“With positive birth experiences I’ve had many families say they could give birth over and over again – myself included.”

 

Read more: http://www.essentialbaby.com.au/pregnancy/news-views/can-you-be-addicted-to-having-babies-20180615-h11fjc#ixzz5J83vVwej

 

 

 

 

[ARTICLE] “Ask a GP: After birth: What Your First Period is Like” Body and Soul 11th April 2018

Among all these changes, you may wonder what happens to your periods after giving birth. Do they differ too?

Firstly, it can take ages for your first period to come back after giving birth.

In fact, if you’re breastfeeding exclusively, it could take six months or more before your period comes back, says midwife Amanda Bude from Groovy Babies. If you’re breastfeeding exclusively and drop down to two or three feeds every 24 hours, she says your periods may start again.

http://www.bodyandsoul.com.au/health/womens-health/ask-a-gp-what-your-first-period-after-a-baby-is-like/news-story/557b981630e355489bf25dd80b798703

[ARTICLE] “Should we start calling C-sections ‘belly births'”- Essential Baby, March 6th 2018

So, can a simple change in name really empower women? And should we start referring to C-sections in this way?

Midwife Amanda Bude from Groovy Babies thinks this is a great idea.

“Obviously positive language has a massive impact on reducing or removing fear and anxiety towards any birth. That in itself empowers any mum-to- be.”

She says many mothers feel that having a C-section is “robbing” them of having had a vaginal birth. “But I believe if a mum has a positive birth experience, supportive care provider, and educated birth preparation, then they are less likely to feel shame and disappointment about how their baby arrived.”

And, she says, a simple change in name can help aid that positive birth experience.

Read more: http://www.essentialbaby.com.au/birth/options/caesarean/should-we-start-calling-csections-belly-births-20180305-h0x074#ixzz5AzvGNmJD

 

 

[ARTICLE] “Push For More Empowering Language During Childbirth- The Courier Mail 28th February 2018

QUEENSLAND midwives have called time on medics using condescending and frightening language during childbirth.

Maternity advocates say there is no place in today’s society for using the words “my woman”, or “good girl” or “failure to progress”.

Contractions should be described as “strong” not “painful” and a “big baby” should be called a “healthy baby”.

All language must be empowering and uplifting for the mother.

Gold Coast midwife Amanda Bude told The Courier-Mail language surrounding birth needed an overhaul with all care providers.

“A successful birth outcome starts when a woman is respected,” she said.

“Just look at birth trauma rates – one third of women describe their birth as traumatic.”

Read more here:

http://www.couriermail.com.au/news/queensland/push-for-more-empowering-language-during-childbirth/news-story/0e44f44e26f597d0a85494950e351dfb

 

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Group HypnoBirthing Classes November 2019

Congratulations on making the decision to book HypnoBirthing as your chosen Childbirth Education Preparation.


-Giving yourself and your baby the best chance to experience a positive, safe and satisfying birth start is truly a gift.

Included in your 5 week course is:

-Amanda is a experienced HB Practitioner of 10 years and a midwife.

-302 page “HypnoBirthing—The Mongan Method” 4th Edition
5 information-packed classes, helping you to understand why labor doesn’t have to hurt (12 hours tuition in total).

-5 professional written scripts for your home practice
Downloads for your relaxation, stress reduction and bonding (including the program cornerstone disk, Rainbow Relaxation)

-Handouts and template for planning your Birth Preferences
Birth Companions Tool Kit

-Demonstration and practice in optimal birth positions

-A free hypnotic session in building birth confidence and eliminating fears

-A guide to good pregnancy nutrition

-Several deep relaxation techniques for use during birth.

-Well-paced instruction designed to build your confidence and help you to have a safe, easier and more comfortable birthing.

-Special calm breathing methods for use throughout labor and during birthing.
-Telephone/email support for the duration of course.

-Small classes for personal attention- max 4 couples.

-Body toning exercises and practice

The advantage and confidence of the HypnoBirthing International’s reputation for top-quality birthing preparation.

I love birth and I want you to love yours to!

Group HypnoBirthing Classes October 2019

Congratulations on making the decision to book HypnoBirthing as your chosen Childbirth Education Preparation.


-Giving yourself and your baby the best chance to experience a positive, safe and satisfying birth start is truly a gift.

Included in your 5 week course is:

-Amanda is a experienced HB Practitioner of 10 years and a midwife.

-302 page “HypnoBirthing—The Mongan Method” 4th Edition
5 information-packed classes, helping you to understand why labor doesn’t have to hurt (12 hours tuition in total).

-5 professional written scripts for your home practice
Downloads for your relaxation, stress reduction and bonding (including the program cornerstone disk, Rainbow Relaxation)

-Handouts and template for planning your Birth Preferences
Birth Companions Tool Kit

-Demonstration and practice in optimal birth positions

-A free hypnotic session in building birth confidence and eliminating fears

-A guide to good pregnancy nutrition

-Several deep relaxation techniques for use during birth.

-Well-paced instruction designed to build your confidence and help you to have a safe, easier and more comfortable birthing.

-Special calm breathing methods for use throughout labor and during birthing.
-Telephone/email support for the duration of course.

-Small classes for personal attention- max 4 couples.

-Body toning exercises and practice

The advantage and confidence of the HypnoBirthing International’s reputation for top-quality birthing preparation.

I love birth and I want you to love yours to!