Useful links for Breastfeeding, Pregnancy, Birth and Parenting Info


When you become pregnant it is an extremely exciting time full of wonderment, joy and anticipation! It can also be a little overwhelming as you soon start to hear all different kinds of advice on pregnancy, birth, what to eat, what not to eat, what to buy etc etc. The list is endless and sometimes just finding reliable sources to get information can also be difficult as often searches

like good old google can lead you down paths of in accurate information. When making a decision regarding your pregnancy, labour, birth, breastfeeding, what to do/ not to do etc we believe that its always important to read widely on each topic in order to make a informed and educated decision. So Coastal Birthing and Beyond has complied a list of helpful sites that have useful information that may make this process a little easier for you;

Breastfeeding Information

Australian Breast feeding association  The Australian Breastfeeding Association is a voluntary organisation established to encourage and support parents wanting to breastfeed. It offers support and also current and evidence based research on a range of topics including but not limited to; breastfeeding, labour and birth, what can affect breastfeeding, support.

Breastfeeding and attachment  A site dedicated to helping with attachment and breastfeeding. It provides videos on breastfeeding and attachment.

Pregnancy, Birth and Parenting

Dr Sarah Buckley  This website provides evidence based information surrounding pregnancy, labour, birth and parenting. Presented in a easy to understand language this website inspires you as you learn all about the amazing hormones involved in labour and birth.

HypnoBirthing &  Wanting more information about HypnoBirthing, personal HypnoBirthing stories, inspirational birth movies and testimonials. Both these sites offer a wealth of information on hypnobirthing.

Pregnancy and food advice  Information surrounding what to eat and what not to eat during pregnancy.

Having a Baby in Queensland  This website helps you to find the information surrounding pregnancy, birth and parenting and shares testimonials of other mothers birth stories.

The Bub Hub: Pregnancy Baby Parenting  Australia’s largest independent pregnancy and parenting website, consisting of forums, reviews, articles, and competitions.

BellyBelly  This site contains forums and articles relating to all things pregnancy, birth, baby and parenting.

Maternity Choices Australia  Maternity Choices is an national consumer advocacy organisation made up of individuals and groups who share a commitment to improving the care of women in pregnancy, birth, and the postnatal period. It is non-profit, non-political, and non- sectarian.

Birth International  This website is aimed at protecting, supporting and promoting midwifery. You can access articles on birth, breastfeeding, and childbirth education.

Birth: from bellies to babies and beyond  An online resource for conception, pregnancy, labour, birth, and newborn advice and community. Find information on difficulty conceiving, ovulation, week by week pregnancy, miscarriage, caesarean section, labour and birth and a welcoming forum for pregnancy and mums.

Raising Children Network  The complete Australian resource for parenting newborns to teens. Includes forums, podcasts, videos and news and highlights. Covers topics such as behaviour, connecting and communicating with your child, nutrition, play and learning, sleep, and guides to parenting. Contains great information for grandparents.

Sids and Kids  An informative website aimed at providing education surrounding SIDS and ways to minimise risks for SIDS.

Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists  Provides information and hospital guidelines surrounding an array of topics surrounding pregnancy and birth.

Pregnancy and Exercise  An information sheet on exercising in pregnancy

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