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Postnatal Parenting Education

At St Vincent’s Private Hospital, our dedication to you and your newborn does not end when you leave the hospital. We are one of the few hospitals in Victoria to offer holistic midwifery support that provides continuity of care from pregnancy through to the postpartum period; Antenatal, Preadmission, Birth, Postnatal [...]

2019-02-18T04:17:49+00:00August 29th, 2017|Early Parenting, Maternity Care Centre|

Hip-healthy Swaddling

Swaddling may provide comfort to grizzly babies and may help develop more settled sleep patterns. However when swaddling, extra care should be taken to ensure baby is safe and to allow healthy hip development. Always allow room around the hip for movement. Wrap the upper body firmly, but not tightly. [...]

2019-02-18T06:04:30+00:00May 3rd, 2017|Children's Health, Early Parenting|

When can I start running after I have had a baby?

The physiotherapy guidelines suggest three months after you have had your baby is the right time to attempt running. However, everyone’s pregnancy and delivery is different and you should only attempt running when you feel that your pelvic floor is strong enough. It is not normal to experience leakage or [...]

2019-02-19T22:51:35+00:00February 6th, 2015|Early Parenting, Maternity|

Whooping Cough

Whooping cough is a respiratory illness which has recently been reported to have increased in incidence. It is also known as 'pertussis', after the bacteria which causes it, Bordetella pertussis. In most children and adults it is just a real nuisance - it causes a 'cold' for 1-2 weeks, followed [...]

2019-02-19T22:53:51+00:00January 23rd, 2015|Children's Health, Early Parenting, Maternity|