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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…)

Advice for Support People in Birth

  Attention support people… don’t underestimate your importance during the birthing journey (however she chooses to birth). This time in a woman’s life whether it is her first or third baby, is a whirlpool of emotion, reflection, anticipation, anxiety, belief and yearning. Assuming the role…

What to expect in the first 48 hours after having a baby.

First time parents spend the months of pregnancy planning and focusing on the day they meet their new bundle of joy. Now that cute little person is safely in your arms what happens in the first hours and days after? (more…)

Don’t fear early labour.

Don’t fear early labour… it can set the tone for the rest of the childbirth experience. Hatch Private Maternity midwife, Lauren Williams, shares what you need to know about the early stage of labour, so that you can feel more comfortable knowing what to expect and…

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…