This DVD was fantastic. It was very easy to follow and the presenters in the DVD
were easy to relate to and were very knowledgeable.

It takes you through
all the steps of bringing your baby home, such as car restraints, hiring baby equipment, baby massage and feeding.

It also had very handy
sections on reflux, teething and starting solids. I felt that all
subjects on the DVD were covered very well and gave me great information, which would be especially beneficial for first time parents.

I think the 3 DVD's, (Pregnancy, Birth and Baby) are a fantastic idea. Very well suited to all parents, especially those expecting for the first time and
are unable to get to antenatal classes, and also for parents who haven't had a baby in a number of years.

I thoroughly enjoyed the DVD and so did my husband.

Nicole

DVD 3 : Making Sense of your Baby

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Birth Education Video Series

A complete guide for looking after your new baby in the early weeks after birth.

Adjust to life at home with help from our early childhood nurses and parents as they explain what is ‘normal’ for a newborn and give easy strategies to help when you need it.

1) Your New Baby

Early Childhood Nurse, Judy, looks at what a new baby is really like- why they cry, what they want and what to do for them.

2) PND (postnatal depression)

Lyn (Life coach, midwife & counsellor) discusses what post-natal depression is, how it affects us, how we can detect it early, and ways to try to avoid being affected by PND.

3) Hiring Equipment

Baby's can cost a lot of money. We look at what we might be able to hire rather than buy for baby.

4) Car Seat Safety

Belletoni is an Australian association for child passenger safety, formed after an accident that needlessly claimed the lives of two little girls in accidents where everyone else in the car walked away. Hear what Noel has to say about keeping your baby safest.

5) Baby Wearing

our expert baby-wearer, Kate, shows us a number of slings that are available for purchase- and discusses how to choose the right sling for you and your baby.

Claire, another of our Early Childhood Nurses discusses some easy things to try if your baby has reflux, what to do when your baby is teething, and how to start your baby on new foods/ solids.

6) Reflux

7)Teething

8) Introducing Solids

9) Baby Massage

learn how to do a short baby massage after baby's bath. Massage Therapist, Kylie gives us her tips and we see how much your baby will enjoy it!

10) Your pet and your baby

veterinary nurse, Kay gives her tips about your pet and your new baby. She talks about introducing them to each other and how to avoid pet jealousy.

11) Grandparents

Bev talks about her experience as a stay-at-home Grandmother/ carer, and about how things have changed she had her babies.

12) Multiple Birth

Susan and Louise, both with 8 month old twin boys give their advice to a new parent expecting twins.

13) Parenting alone

Jodie is a single mum of 3 kids doing it alone. She gives us her experience of her downs and her ups!

14) ABA

Australian Breastfeeding Association is an organisation that supports new parents. Karen, a breastfeeding counsellor with ABA, and talks to us about what ABA can offer you.

15) Expressing your milk and bottle feeding

Sarah is a mum whose baby refused to breastfeed. She tells her story about expressing all of her milk to bottle feed her baby. Judy also gives some tips for any carer when bottle feeding.

16) The neonatal nursery

Michele is a neonatal intensive care nurse and has looked after many babies in the neonatal unit. Babies who need to be monitored closely after birth, and premature babies will spend some time in the neonatal unit. Michele gives us an insight into what we might expect if our baby needs to visit.


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Extra videos to watch now-

The videos listed on the right are a combination of new videos (not seen on the DVDs), or a shortened version from the DVD series.

Take your time to look around, there is a lot of information here!

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Extracts from Birthing Sense DVD series -

  • Healthy Eating in Pregnancy - Amanda, our dietician discusses foods to avoid during pregnancy in DVD 1 (pregnancy) e.g. foods that may contain listeria (which may cause miscarriage). She also discusses what you need to eat to remain healthy while you are not feeling well (e.g. from morning sickness). See Newsletter
  • How to choose who looks after you during your pregnancy- In DVD 1 (pregnancy) we look at your options for choosing a carer once you are pregnant. We talk to an obstetrician, a GP, an independant midwife, a hospital midwife, and a doula. See Newsletter
  • Introducing baby to your pet - Our veterinary nurse (DVD 3 - baby) discusses some strategies for introducing your pets to your new baby to avoid jealousy issues. More about Kay.
  • Look after your pelvic floor- Women's health physiotherapist, Liz, features on DVD 1 (pregnancy) and DVD 2 (birth). Incontinence after you have a baby is common, so Liz gives us some suggestions to prevent or improve incontinence. See Newsletter
  • Postnatal Depression - Lyn (DVD 3- baby) has a lot of experience counselling women with postnatal depression (PND). In this shortened extract from our 3rd DVD, Lyn discusses how to notice and avoid PND. Post-Natal Depression is treatable! See Newsletter
  • Twins - What to expect from a multiple birth is an extract of a parent interview from DVD 3 (baby). Two mother's of twins discuss how they coped, and what helped them through the early days. See Newsletter

NEW videos - extra information for you - not included in our DVDs -

  • Baby Wearing - Kate discusses how to wear a baby sling on DVD 3 (baby) of our Birth Education Series. She covers slings, wraps and pouches. This video is new- a brief outline of why you would wear your baby. See Newsletter
  • Bellydance for birth - is a great way to exercise during pregnancy, and a great tool for birth. DVD 2 (birth) explains how birth happens, this is one strategy to use for your natural birth. See Newsletter
  • Choosing Healthy Foods for babies - following 'How to introduce family foods' on DVD 3 (baby), we interviewed a healthy food expert to see how we choose the right foods to get the nutrients into our diet (and to our baby). See Newsletter
  • How to avoid flat-head (plagiocephaly)- physiotherapist, Liz gives us a couple of strategies to help avoid 'flat head' on our babies. See Newsletter
  • How to turn a breech baby - A lot of babies who are breech (bottom first) are birthed/ delivered by Caesarian (cesarian) section today. Here are some quick tips to help your baby turn and (hopefully) achieve a natural birth from a yoga expert and an acupuncturist. See Newsletter
  • Premmy Babies - On DVD 3 (baby), we talk to a Clinical Nurse Specialist from a Nonatal Intensive Care Unit, to see what we might expect if our baby is born prematurely (early). This is a new interview from a mother of 2 premature babies- born around 32 weeks gestation. See Newsletter
  • Using a TENS machine- another birth strategy that is described in DVD 2 (birth). This new video tells us a lot more about TENS as a tool for a natural birth. See Newsletter
  • When would you see a Lactation Consultant (IBCLC)- Breastfeeding experts are known as Lactation Consultants and they have International Certification (IBCLC). Our breastfeeding information on all 3 of our DVDs is presented by a Lactation Consultant. You can also download a "How to Breastfeed" booklet written by Leanne here. In this new interview, we look at some reasons you might see an IBCLC. See Newsletter
  • Why have a doula? - In our birth education series, we have a doula explaining many strategies for a natural birth on DVD 2 (birth). This is a new video from a parent who hired a doula (professional support person for birth) for her birth. See Newsletter
  • De-stress face and head self massage - We have a massage therapist talk about pregnancy massage on DVD 1 (pregnancy), massage to help during birth (DVD 2-birth), and about baby massage (DVD 3-baby). This time, you can follow someone giving themselves a quick and easy self-massage to help to relax at any time. See Newsletter
  • Attitude of Gratitude - is something that is not related to birth, but is related to life. A gift from our counsellor Lyn, who is also our post-natal depression expert.

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