Pregnancy fitness & health – Birth & Baby Village Noosa
The birth and baby village is your one stop shop for keeping healthy & happy during pregnancy. Their memberships cover services such as pregnancy yoga & pilates, balance your body class, psychology & counselling and pregnancy massage.
Obstetrician / Gynaecologist – Dr Kylie Isaccs
Having your own obstetrician who you consistently see through out your pregnancy provides reassurance and also invaluable expertise, especially if any complications arise during your maternity.
Midwifery – Coastal Life Midwifery
Providing ongoing, women-centred care, Coast Life Midwifery provides a holistic approach to maternity. The midwifes will work with you, providing guidance and support whether you would like to given birth at home or in a Sunshine Coast hospital. The provide a range of services including in home or in clinic midwifery care, referrals for scans & blood tests, early labour support & mother/baby social groups.
Hynobirthing – Hypnobirthing Sunshine Coast
The idea of giving birth can be scary and stressful for many women. Hypnobirthing can help to take away some of this anxiety, and guides women in having positive and gentle births. The benefits can be shorter duration of labour, fewer interventions & increased satisfaction of your birth experience.
Pregnancy Massage – Endota Spa Hastings Street Noosa
Massage during pregnancy can help with aches & pains, improve circulations and also help to reduce edema & pregnancy swelling. Located conveniently on Hastings Street, Endota Spa is the perfect place for a relaxing pregnancy massage. Note however that some practisioners don’t recommend professional massage during the first trimester.
Organic Cloth Nappy Service – Little Beach Bums
Not exactly a maternity service, its definitely something to look into while on maternity leave. While everyone knows the benefits of cloth nappies for the environment, did you know they are also better for your baby ? Disposable nappies are made from all sorts of things that are probably best not in direct contact with a babies sensitive skin, including heavily treated pulp, glues, dyes, and synthetic perfumes. Cloth organic nappies are a much gentler alternative.
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