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Preventing the flu in pregnancy

In Queensland’s cooler months, colds and influenza (the flu) are common. The flu can result in complications for a pregnant women and her unborn child, so it’s important to be aware of the symptoms, how to prevent it, and what to do in the event…

The Magic of Skin on Skin contact for Healthy Newborns

The first hour after the birth, also referred to as “the magical hour”, is a developmentally distinct time for your baby and should ideally be spent with your baby lying naked skin-to-skin on your chest, without interference. Regardless of how you intend on feeding your baby,…

Top things women say they need during labour

Is it time to pack your hospital bag, but you’re not too sure where to start?  At Hatch Private Maternity, we’ve put together the ultimate maternity bag checklist for baby and mum, based on advice from those who have done it before. Consider packing your…

Bath time for your newborn (babies aged 0-3 months)

Parents often say they treasure bath time with their newborn. It’s a special bonding experience as your baby enjoys the sensation of their skin being in warm water. The first time though, even the thought about how to handle a slippery, wriggly newborn might make…

Premature babies and what you need to know.

More than 25,000 babies are born prematurely in Australia each year. For more information, and for greater awareness, read on to learn more about premature babies.   What is a premature baby? Most pregnancies last about 40 weeks (give or take a few weeks) so…

Online resources to support our community during COVID-19

  At this difficult time of social distancing and isolation, it is easy to feel alone and anxious about the things you may be faced with each day, especially as a new parent. To help support our community of Mums and Dads, we have put…

Would you know what to do if your baby or child was choking?

What do I do if my baby or child chokes?  It’s a scary proposition for any parent or mum-to-be, particularly if you’re like most people and aren’t practised in first aid. Babies are especially known for putting objects in their mouths as it’s a key…

What is a newborn screening test?

Most babies are born healthy and stay that way. There is a small percentage of infants who are born healthy and become sick with a metabolic disorder. Fortunately, in Australia, there is a screen for such disorders before they become obvious. Hatch Private Maternity midwife…

Confidence is key – Advice for new Mums

Having your first baby is one of life’s biggest transitions, a time when you start to reflect on what kind of parent you want to be. For many there are feelings of excitement but also uncertainty, anxiousness and for some feelings of depression. Hatch Midwife, Lauren Williams,…

COVID-19: support for pregnant women and their families

It is not possible to ignore the COVID-19 pandemic. There is information, stress and uncertainty everywhere. Our Hatch clinicians and staff want to support all our pregnant women and their families during this time. We are making a few changes to keep us all as…

Important COVID-19 Update

As COVID-19 becomes more prevalent and community transmission increases, we are taking additional measures to help protect our patients and staff. As a consequence, we have implemented the following additional protective measures: We request that all patients who: have tested positive for COVID-19, have been in…

Exercise in pregnancy: what helps and what could hurt

Whether you were an exercise bunny before you got pregnant or you’re allergic to the gym, all pregnant women without complications are encouraged to keep up an active lifestyle throughout their pregnancy. (more…)