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What Having a Baby Really Costs

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First published in The Brisbane Times

Question: What costs am I really up for when my baby arrives?

Liz Wilkes, Director of My Midwives, says:

Parents often comment on the cost of preparing for a baby and what they need to invest in before bub even takes its first breath. The focus often is on the ‘things’ and this becomes a very expensive exercise.

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A Healthy Happy Baby and A Healthy Happy Mum

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A significant amount of time and thought often goes in to how to ensure your baby is healthy and happy. Recently after having a particularly happy birth I ended up with a mum who was not so happy in the weeks after birth, I wondered how much time we spend focused on things that really don’t make a difference.

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Blokes and Birth - How Important are They?

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First published in The Brisbane Times

As midwives we often see the male partners coming into the first antenatal visit with a look of fear in their eyes. Whilst it is understandable that birth does at first glance appear to be a woman’s domain there is a massive contribution that men can make. Some of the fundamentals of birth need to be understood in order to contribute positively.

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Peer and Professional Support For New Mums

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The millennium mum is facing a stream of very modern challenges in her quest to make informed choices for baby, herself whilst staying afloat in our increasingly busy world. Having answers at our fingertips with various internet and social media connections is a double edged sword.

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Liz Wilkes is a Managing Director and Midwive of My Midwives

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