Tummy Play

Have you ever been asked –“Is baby getting enough tummy time?” But what does “enough” mean, how much time does baby really need to play on their tummy and why is it so important? Most health professionals will tell you that baby needs practice playing on their tummy and often parents will say that baby…

Continuity of Care – Blog written by midwife Allison Stephens
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Continuity of Care – Blog written by midwife Allison Stephens

What does Continuity of Midwifery Care mean? I have decided to write this Blog from my perspective as a midwife who not only trained in the hospital environment but also worked in a public maternity unit for over 25 years. I am Allison Stephens and have worked in the public system I have met many…

Birth of a new era – Coast Life Midwifery
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Birth of a new era – Coast Life Midwifery

A new era for Sunshine Coast women and their families will be celebrated in Maroochydore next week.   Featuring a showcase of pregnancy workshops, demonstrations and stalls, the official opening of Coast Life Midwifery’s new practice will be open to the community on Wednesday 19 April from 10.30am.   As the Sunshine Coast’s largest private…

Birth Circle- Birth Preparation Series
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Birth Circle- Birth Preparation Series

  Coast Life Midwifery hold several Birth Circle Series throughout the year. It gives women and their birth partner the opportunity to join our experienced Midwives for an education and birth preparation session. The Birth Circle Series are held on three consecutive Thursday evenings from 6pm-8pm. Explore the following topics in a relaxed and homely…

Coast Life Midwifery Welcome Alecia Staines!
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Coast Life Midwifery Welcome Alecia Staines!

We are delighted to welcome Alecia Staines who will be joining our Coast Life Midwifery practice from February 2017…. Alecia: ‘I’m a mother of soon-to-be 4. My transition from classroom teacher to birth educator began almost 8 years ago, when I birthed my son in rural Queensland, with the local MGP. I enjoy empowering and…

Feeding Your Baby – What do I need to know?
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Feeding Your Baby – What do I need to know?

Feeding Your Baby – What do I need to know? Recently Coast Life Midwifery hosted an education session for pregnant mums to discuss feeding their babies. The group of women had many questions and were able to learn from other mothers who had breastfed a baby before. The group learnt about why it is important…