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Ten interesting things the body does in pregnancy

A woman’s body undergoes some amazing changes when it’s growing a little human being.  Here are just 10 little gems the body does, which you may know already but have not really thought about. If you’re pregnant, chances are these interesting facts will come in…

What is birth trauma and where can I get help?

Women, parents and families don’t have to walk the journey alone if they’ve been affected by birth trauma. That is the overarching message of Birth Trauma Awareness Week, run by the Australasian Birth Trauma Association (ABTA) from the 6-12th September. The week aims to raise…

My First Father’s Day

In preparation for Father's Day this Sunday, we are honoured to share one of our Hatch parent's experiences of becoming a father for the first time. Thank you Luke! This Sunday will be my first Father’s Day, a proud son of Michael de Gee and…

Breastfeeding & Tips for Partners

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

Breastfeeding and returning to work

 If you’re thinking of returning to work and wondering how you are going to continue breastfeeding your baby, read on for some advice. It is common for women to wonder how they will manage or continue breastfeeding their baby once they return to work. Fortunately,…

The Importance of Infant Mental Health

Infant Mental Health Awareness Week Australia runs from June 7-12 this year – a time to focus on the importance of babies’ emotional wellbeing and the connections with their parents and caregivers. The 2020 theme is “seeing the world through babies’ eyes”. Our staff at…

Midwives at Hatch Private Maternity are your pregnancy care champions.

We, at Hatch Private Maternity, couldn’t be happier about the World Health Organisation (WHO) declaring this year as the Year of the Nurse & Midwife. We also humbly admit to displaying a little bias when it comes to this year’s campaign as it celebrates our much-loved…

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…