-Tag: Early Parenting

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 [...]

Looking after your baby in hot weather

Although your nappy bag is probably already overflowing, when it gets warm in Victoria, there are a few more essential items to add. 1. SLIP in some sun protective clothing so your baby's delicate skin can be protected from the sun's harsh UV. Choose cool, loose fitting clothing made from [...]

2019-02-20T21:48:45+00:00Early Parenting|


The swaddling of infants is a global practice and there are many different methods and techniques that parents around the world use. Research on the whole suggests that swaddling helps babies to settle and sleep better. 1,2,3,4,5. Swaddling is encouraged by midwives for your new baby, it helps lengthen the [...]

2019-02-20T22:42:05+00:00Early Parenting, Maternity|

Breastfeeding a baby in Special Care Nursery

Premature and/or sick babies may take longer to establish successful breast feeding.  Having your baby admitted to Special Care Nursery can be a stressful and frustrating time. This may be the first time you have breast fed or the situation may be completely different to previous experiences. It is therefore [...]

2012-04-10T10:06:55+00:00Early Parenting, Maternity|