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BIRTH / Nov ‘2019

Looking for a Midwife?

BIRTH / NOV ‘2019

Looking for a Midwife?

Whether you’re trying for a baby or actually pregnant, there are endless worries every preparing mother goes through. What’s happening to my body? Should it be doing that? Just how is this baby going to get out of me?

Words Joy Ong

Birth planning can be one of the most daunting and overwhelming tasks in your pregnancy journey.

The people around you may offer well-meaning advice, whether you asked for it, or not.

The internet is also a place many of us go for information, but how do you know what you’re reading is safe and accurate advice?

Epworth Freemasons has been a leader in maternity services for nearly 30 years. The private hospital prides themselves on the level of care patients receive before, during and after the birth of your child. Their midwives have decades of clinical and hands-on experience with mothers and newborns.

Birth suite Nurse Unit Manager, Narelle Tunks, is the clinic’s spokesperson. Narelle highlights the unconscious danger women face when relying on online sources for birthing information. 

"The problem is that often what they find may not be safe or accurate. It can also lead to unnecessary concerns, because what they’re reading doesn’t relate to their specific circumstances."

Epworth Freemasons give crucial advice on staying healthy during pregnancy, what to expect in hospital and the days following birth. They even run refresher classes for grandparents!

The specialised midwives of Epworth Freemasons have collectively pooled their knowledge to produce a series of short informative videos. The clips cover some of the most frequently asked questions about pregnancy, birth and beyond. Families can access these videos wherever and whenever needed, via their mobiles.

‘We know it can be pretty daunting leaving hospital with a precious newborn and hope that these videos can serve as a handy reminder, from a trusted source, on some of the things you need to know.’

If you do have any questions during and after your pregnancy always make sure to consult your midwife or obstetrician. There are no stupid questions. Narelle emphasises “We want you to be healthy and feel supported through this truly amazing time in your life.”

For discover the series of videos, head to https://landing.epworth.org.au/maternityvideos