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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…

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…

The benefits of parents groups

While it’s an exciting and precious time in a new parent’s life to welcome a baby, it’s the “what-happens-next” part that can be so daunting. This is especially the case with first-time parents, and if you’re in this category, please remember that you’re not alone.…

Gestational Diabetes Mellitus (GDM)

Gestational diabetes (GDM) is one of the most common medical complications of pregnancy. Characterised by glucose intolerance of varying severity, GDM develops or is first recognised mostly in the second or third trimesters (Nankervis & Conn 2013). GDM is largely determined by genetics and by…

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…

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……