Top 8 pregnancy tips from clinicians

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All the best advice around giving birth and being pregnant

The best pregnancy tips from our Obstetrician for expecting parents

Donna our midwife, sits down to interview Anneleise (Obstetrician and Gynaecologist) about her top tips for expecting parents. 

Here is her top tip, right off the bat.

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What to talk about in your pregnancy appointments?

Anneleise (Obstetrician and Gynaecologist) discusses what she likes to speak to parents about in her appointments. Particularly with regards to appointments which are +32 weeks.

This is great to get the perspective from clinicians about what they are looking to do for you. 

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Should you get the whooping cough vaccination?

In this video, we discuss the pros and cons of the Whooping Cough vaccination. Donna and Anneleise discuss the impacts on the baby, who should get it and when, the cost and ability to get it.

Very sound advice for all parents. 

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Tips for monitoring your baby's movements during pregnancy

This is a often discussed subject for pregnant mums. There is a lot of information and disinformation about what it means to be tracking your baby’s movements during pregnancy.

In this video, our clinicians discuss what to look for, how to do it, when to be worried and what to do when you are worried.

This is a must watch for all expecting mums. If you want an in-depth look at ways to prevent stillbirth, you can read our blog post here.

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Who to speak to and when?

There are so many clinicians involved in your pregnancy journey. Sometimes it can be difficult to keep track of all of them and their different roles.

In this video, Donna and Anneleise discuss what the different roles are for midwives and obstetricians and who does what. 

Very helpful to know when you are looking to advocate for your wants in the healthcare system. 

For a more detailed look at all the different roles of clinicians during labour, you can read our blog post here.

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What to expect and see when your waters break?

When you water’s break, its a very good indication that labour is imminent. But should we call the hospital straight away? And how do you know when your waters have broken?

Anneliese talks about what it looks like when you waters break? (hint: its not always what it look likes in the movies.) What colours your waters should be? And what colours are reason for concern? And should you call the hospital, as soon as your waters break?

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CPR for newborns

This could save some ones life – so you should definitely know how to give CPR to an infant. In fact, there is no point owning a baby monitor unless you know how to revive a new-born.

Laura a first aid instructor from St John’s goes through everything you need to know as a parent about giving CPR to a baby. Hopefully you never need to use it, but better to know and not use it then the alternative.

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Additional resources for new parents

Other then of course Goldilocks.

Donna (our midwife) and Dr Anneliese Perkins (Obs/Gynae) their favourite books and resources for new and expecting parents.

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Top tips for looking after your baby?

We are glad you asked, because this is exactly what we do. Goldilocks is a next generation baby monitor that tracks your baby’s feeding, sleep, breathing, skin and core temperature.

But we don’t just track, we also provide insights and advice from clinicians (just like those you have see above) right when you need them.

You can find out more about what we do here.

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Disclaimer: This article is for general information only and not intended as a substitute for medical advice. All information provided on this website is not intended to diagnose or prescribe. In all health-related matters we recommend consulting with your local healthcare professional

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