[ARTICLE] “Ask a GP: After birth: What Your First Period is Like” Body and Soul 11th April 2018

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Among all these changes, you may wonder what happens to your periods after giving birth. Do they differ too? Firstly, it can take ages for your first period to come back after giving birth. In fact, if you’re breastfeeding exclusively, it could take six months or more before your period comes back, says midwife Amanda Bude from Groovy Babies. If you’re … Read More

[ARTICLE] “Should we start calling C-sections ‘belly births'”- Essential Baby, March 6th 2018

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So, can a simple change in name really empower women? And should we start referring to C-sections in this way? Midwife Amanda Bude from Groovy Babies thinks this is a great idea. “Obviously positive language has a massive impact on reducing or removing fear and anxiety towards any birth. That in itself empowers any mum-to- be.” She says many mothers feel that … Read More

[ARTICLE] “Push For More Empowering Language During Childbirth- The Courier Mail 28th February 2018

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QUEENSLAND midwives have called time on medics using condescending and frightening language during childbirth. Maternity advocates say there is no place in today’s society for using the words “my woman”, or “good girl” or “failure to progress”. Contractions should be described as “strong” not “painful” and a “big baby” should be called a “healthy baby”. All language must be empowering … Read More

[ARTICLE] “Parents Warned To Ignore Old Fashioned Advice”- The Courier Mail, February 9th 2018

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Evidence-based research over the generations has found that old-fashioned practices, such as babies sleeping on their tummies, cots filled with quilts and pillows and even feeding a baby boiled water, can be risky. Accredited baby sleep consultant Amanda Bude told The Courier-Mail that parents were often worried when their tots slept at their grandparents’ house in case modern recommendations were not adhered … Read More