A personal experience of infant loss

“He only lived for four short days and now our lives will never be the same.” – A journey that in a perfect world, no other families should have to go through. No journey is the same, but it is filled with the same pain, the same despair and powerlessness. So how do you keep going in this situation? How do you wake every day and face each day when the worst has happened?  Our midwife, Rachel Kunde, shares her personal experience and words of comfort.

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Private Pregnancy Costs Explained

Private Pregnancy Costs Explained

With private health insurance and the cost of living constantly increasing, many families are concerned with the expense of having a baby. For some families, even those who have private health insurance, the cost for private obstetric care is given careful consideration. Hatch Private Maternity opened in Brisbane in 2016 to provide affordable private maternity care and is a popular option for Brisbane women wanting private care without the associated high cost.

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We are what we eat: important nutrients in pregnancy

It can be a very exciting time when you find out you are having a baby. If this is your first pregnancy, you may be busy making future plans, designing the nursery, renovating, moving into a bigger house, buying clothes, having a baby shower and… the list goes on. If this is your second or subsequent pregnancy, you are already a busy mum, juggling another child or children, work and a partner, all whilst eating on the fly. Regardless of where you are on your motherhood journey, it is important to remember that you are not only having a baby, you are building a baby. read more “We are what we eat: important nutrients in pregnancy”

Breastfeeding & Tips for Partners

The importance of partner and family support for the breastfeeding mum.

With National Breastfeeding Week here, there is a wave of information for the breastfeeding mums to digest. At Hatch, we support all families to make their own informed decision on how they will feed their baby. However this week, we want to acknowledge each unique breastfeeding journey. Breastfeeding is more successful when the people closest to the breastfeeding mum support her. Our midwife, Ryndell Levkovich, share some tips for partners, friends and visitors on ways to support a new mum on her breastfeeding journey

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