Hot on the heels of the December 2020 announcement by the Australian Bureau of Statistics that as a nation we are seeing the lowest birth rates ever recorded, some regions of Australia are now rep..
The rhetoric around a ‘post COVID-19 world’ often suggests that mental health will be at the fore. Yet, perinatal mental health issues in Australia sadly remain shrouded in stigma and are often su..
Isolation associated with the COVID-19 crisis has led to a 50% increase in new mothers seeking help from the Illawarra Early Parenting Centre. The Illawarra Early Parenting Centre’s popular ..
Great news for Illawarra ladies, parents and parents to be! The beauty of our region is attracting some serious talent in the medical world... Here at Parents Guide Illawarra, we are passiona..
The case for Middle School! Primary school direct into High School mean our kids move from from being the biggest fish in the secure confines of a primary school pond, into being a small fish ..
Finding the time for a breast check and pap test is hard. Maybe it’s the thought of sitting in an overcrowded waiting room, surrounded by sick kids that puts me off. Maybe it’s that I also hav..
Ok, let's shake off the stigma of talking women's menstruation and periods IN PUBLIC! Our cycle of bleeding is the joy and wonders of being a woman. But for many it can be achingly painful an..
You’re pregnant! Hooray! Seeing those two pink lines pop up is possibly the ONLY time you’ll be ecstatic to essentially be holding your own pee. All jokes aside however, finding out you’re expecti..
If your experience is anything likes ours here at Parents Guide Illawarra, us parents spend a good chunk of 'quality time' at the doctors! Finding the right doctor that you feel comfortab..
CONGRATULATIONS! You are likely reading this due to pregnancy or you've recently become a parent. It's also likely you've discovered early on that EVERYONE has an opinion on pregnancy, birthi..
Well, congratulations! Your beautiful bundle is here and it's time to celebrate their life in a way that is truly meaningful to you and your loved ones... At Parents Guide, we like to grill t..
Obstetrics and gynaecology Meet Dr David Greening – Illawarra Obstetrician and fertility specialist... For those Illawarra couples and ladies struggling to conceive, we have some very good ne..
The Parents Guide team are all mums with 8 birth experiences between us. Despite our very different experiences of pregnancy, birth and parenthood, we are united on this: The importance and si..
I was fortunate to grow up in the beautiful town of Kiama, not that I appreciated it at the time. I couldn’t wait to leave, spread my wings and hit the big smoke. After time travelling overseas an..
How one Illawarra mums is helping thousands of mums in Ethiopia, and get this, it is when she shops online! “If the way I spend my money can have a positive impact on someone’s life, I'll..
Meet Dr Kothari... The Obstetrician/Gynaecologist changing the face of gynaecological care for women in the Illawarra... When you ask Dr Dharmesh Kothari (http://www.wollongongobgy.com...
Now, if NASA says something is great, it is probably best to tune in and pay attention. We are lucky enough to have a venue in the Illawarra which offers what NASA states is: “is the..
Parents Guide Illawarra has some really positive news for all local women, particularly those who have recently discovered they are pregnant, or any mum who is struggling with the brutal impact of..
The Magic of Movement off the Scales... Mums - feel great about the exercise you achieve! Weighing ourselves regularly has long been a primary method for evaluating the success of our ..
The adjustment to being a parent is well, how can we best put it? Overwhelming: full of intense love, responsibility and joy but yet totally crazy making!? However gracefully (or not!) y..
When most people think of hypnosis they see a man on stage swinging a watch and making an audience member cluck like a chicken. What possible purpose could this serve in childbirth? Accordin..
The Pilates Workshop has just released a video detailing how to find out if you have abdominal separation - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZuDuaEI6T5I Need some help determining if you have..
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