Books

Birth With Confidence by Rhea Dempsey 

In this accessible, straightforward book, Rhea Dempsey draws on over thirty years’ experience to show how a woman’s choice of caregivers, support team and birthplace, as well as her life experience and personal attitudes to pain, will affect her birth outcomes. Featuring real-life stories, the latest Australian statistics and opportunities for guided personal reflection, Birth with Confidence provides the knowledge and practical advice that women need for the best chance of normal birth in today’s birth culture.

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The Baby Book by William Sears, Martha Sears, Robert R. Sears, James Sears

Unrivaled in its scope and authority, The Baby Book presents a practical, contemporary approach to parenting that reflects the way we live today. The Searses acknowledge that there is no one way to parent a baby, and they offer the basic guidance and inspiration you need to develop the parenting style that bests suits you and your child. Their book is a rich and invaluable resource that will help you get the most out of parenting — for your child, yourself, and for your entire family.

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Up The Duff by Kaz Cooke

Up the Duff has all you need to know on pregnancy and childbirth: the scary parts, the funny parts, the joyful parts – and your private parts.

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9 Months by Dr David Addenbrooke & Ruby Matley

Pregnancy is one of the most exciting times in a woman’s life. It can also be one of the most confusing, thanks to rapidly evolving science and the sheer amount of information (true, false and otherwise) now available via the internet.
Into this fray comes 9 Months, written by an Australian country obstetrician and father, Dr David Addenbrooke, who in his daily practice sees women of all ages with widely varying conditions, and a health scientist and mother, Ruby Matley. They combine forces to provide clear, compassionate and up-to-the-minute advice for soon-to-be mums and dads.

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Nurture: A Modern Guide to Pregnancy, Birth, Early Motherhood and Trusting Yourself and Your Body by Erica Chidi Cohen

Nurture is the only all-in-one pregnancy and birthing book for modern mothers-to-be and their partners who want a more integrative approach. Author Erica Chidi Cohen has assisted countless births and helped hundreds of families ease into their new roles through her work as a doula. This beautiful, comprehensive and judgement-free pregnancy companion covers everything from the beginning months of pregnancy to the baby’s first weeks.

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Audio Books


The Modern Midwife’s Guide to Pregnancy, Birth and Beyond by Marie Louise

Whether you are planning for a baby, just found out you are pregnant or well into your third trimester, this audiobook will help you to feel confident, informed and inspired about your exciting journey ahead. 

Through years of work with families, senior midwife Marie Louise reveals the key things that will make the biggest, most positive difference to you and your baby as you navigate these life-changing months.

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The Mama Natural Week-by-Week Guide to Pregnancy and Childbirth by Genevieve Howland

With more than 1.3 million video views each month and over 52 million total views on her YouTube channel, Howland’s (aka Mama Natural) funny but informational videos have empowered millions of women to embrace natural pregnancy and parenting. Now Howland is turning to books, offering up the first week-by-week natural pregnancy book for soon-to-be moms.

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What To Expect When You’re Expecting by Heidi Murkoff

It’s all here. Everything you need to know–and can’t wait to find out—about your amazing nine months, from conception to birth and beyond in the world’s best-selling and best-loved pregnancy guide: Heidi Murkoff’s What to Expect When You’re Expecting. And now, only from Audible, you’ll hear it in the reassuring, relatable voice expectant parents turn to for the must-have advice and information they crave and trust.

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The Positive Birth Book by Milli Hill

Work out what kind of birth you really want and learn how to maximize your chances of getting it, in this refreshing, warm, and witty guide to pregnancy, birth, and the early weeks.

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Apps

Pregnancy +

Want to see beautiful, interactive images for every week of pregnancy? Join more than 30 million users who already use this Pregnancy App to follow their pregnancy week by week.

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Baby Tracker

Designed by busy parents, for busy parents, Baby Tracker offers a simple, streamlined way to track your baby’s daily habits, health, and exciting “firsts” of those precious early days and months. Record feedings, nappy changes, and sleep patterns with a quick one-handed tap, then feel free to go back later and add details and even photos.

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Baby +

New baby? Track your baby’s development and save those special moments forever. Get the supportive Baby App for mums and dads!

Baby+ is the most complete baby app giving you everything you need in just one App!

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YogiBirth

Created by midwife and pregnancy yoga teacher – Laura Myers – YogiBirth combines pregnancy yoga, meditation and childbirth education into a ‘stretch-&-learn’ pregnancy yoga programme.

Midwife-led classes are designed to empower you with the information and practices you need to approach birth and early parenthood feeling confident, informed and calm.

Classes are tailored to your trimester and designed to support your mental, physical and emotional wellbeing throughout pregnancy.

Don’t worry about missing a class ever again. Practise anytime; at home, on your commute or even during labour.

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Online Resources

The Royal Women's

Some women face enormous physical, mental and social challenges during their pregnancy and on their journey to parenthood. This section offers a range of quality health information drawing on highly specialised expertise and experience from Australia’s largest public maternity hospital.

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Mums Matter Psychology

Mums Matter Psychology provide evidence-based psychological therapy for mental health and well-being during your transition to parenthood.

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Pregnancy Help Australia

Pregnancy Help Australia Ltd. connects you with a judgement free community who can answer all of your questions and give you the support and encouragement you need to make it through this bump in life. We’re here to listen and give you the space to sort through your feelings. Armed with accurate information, we’ll help you explore your options so that you can be fully informed and feel secure in your own decision making.

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Pregnancy, Birth & Baby

Supporting parents on the journey from pregnancy to preschool. Speak to a maternal child health nurse for personal advice and guidance and discover all about pregnancy, birth, being a parent and raising a child.

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Red Nose

Red Nose has a range of resources available for parents, carers, and health professions to help reduce the risk of sudden and unexpected death during pregnancy, infancy and childhood.

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The Babes Project

Every woman needs support, knowledge and an understanding ally to thrive in her motherhood. The Babes Project empowers new mamas to face the fears, tears and challenges, through pregnancy and the first crucial year of baby’s life.

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