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Trust Your Instincts – Even If You’re Wrong

When my daughter was ten months old, after a particularly restless night with her awake every hour, I stood in my kitchen like a zombie preparing my three year old son’s breakfast. He had also woken up a couple of times that night. I was wrecked. My daughter was sitting…

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General Health

Protect Home Doctor Services – House Call Doctor

Home doctor services are incredibly important service for our community. They provide bulk billed, after hours, GP services in your home. There have been several times if we couldn't get a home visit doctor to come to us we would have unnecessarily taken our children to hospital.

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Birthing Articles

Birth Trauma Matters

Exactly how you give birth might not matter; a csection, vaginal birth, home birth, or in hospital, whether it was hands off birth or you had lots of intervention. What happened doesn't matter nearly as much as how you felt during and after giving birth.

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General Health

No, Thank You – From a NICU Nurse

*Trigger Warning - Discusses Neonatal Death* To the parents of the baby who passed away, As a NICU nurse, I have cared for the family and their beloved baby on the day they have passed away so many times.

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General Health

Babies in the NICU

The first time I visited the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU), I cried. We knew from early on in our twins pregnancy that I’d be having them at 32 weeks. So, about a week before they were due to arrive, I was sent on a tour of the NICU so…

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KidzAid CPR Challenge

Today we went along and participated in the KidzAid CPR Challenge, which was to set the world record for the most people learning pediatric CPR in the same place in an 8 hour period. I was keen to go along and get involved, it’s something that I’m passionate about myself…

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Parenting Articles

In A Hospital Hallway

To the man who sat next to me in a hospital hallway, We didn't talk, but we shared an hour of our lives. Not just any hour, but an hour that I’m sure felt like a lifetime for you as much as it did for me. We didn’t speak. We…

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Parenting Articles

Calling Triple Zero

I don't drive. I’ve had my Learner's for over 5 years, I have anxiety around being in cars, even as a passenger, I am working on it, but at the moment I can’t drive. People have asked me, but what if there's an emergency? What if the kids need to…

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Parenting Articles

Warrior Mum

One of my fears has been that I've had so many "false alarms" - what if there is something wrong and I don't act quickly enough, because I've been wrong so many times that I second guess myself.

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Pregnancy Articles

Fainting at Hospital

Fainting at Hospital Today was a bit of an adventure, be patient while I fill in the background leading up to the scary bit… My great grandmother, who is sick and a little nutty, lives with my Nan and Pop, in my home town, with most of my family. My…

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