MAMA is a collective of private midwives and allied health practitioners who are all focused on pregnancy, birth and postnatal care.
MAMA’s Response to COVID-19
The health of our clients, staff and communities is our primary concern. We remain open as an essential service but have adapted our wide variety of offerings to align with current restrictions and to ensure the safety of the extended MAMA community.
MAMA is the first holistic midwifery centre, providing pregnancy care, education and support for Melbourne’s women and their families.
We aim to provide affordable private midwifery & holistic care throughout pregnancy, birth and early parenting.
Pregnant? Looking for some FAQs on pregancy, what a midwife does, waterbirths and more?Birth FAQs
From the blog
During pregnancy, almost every part of your body changes in one way or another. Your fingers can swell, your nose can get wider, your tummy expands, and not to mention, hello cankles! One of the areas of your body that changes the most, though, is your breasts. On average, a woman’s breasts will increase around […]
Words by Bec Hi there, I have just completed my 6 week check and discharge from mama and wanted to provide some feedback on my experience. I engaged with Mama due to my previous difficult birth experience and some of my fears around birthing again. By the end of my first appointment with Josie in Kensington […]
What is a Lactation Consultant? A Lactation Consultant, also known as a ‘IBCLC’ (stands for ‘International Board Certified Lactation Consultant’) and is the highest accredited healthcare professional that specializes in Lactation and all things breast, chest or bottle feeding! An IBCLC is an internationally recognized qualification and the only qualification that exist that specializes in […]
Words by Megan Saturday night (39 weeks) Lachy and I went out for the afternoon. We ended up at The Gem and had tacos for dinner, I remember posting our feast and writing ‘hopefully this is the last supper!’ It was. Sunday morning I woke up and went to the toilet numerous times – if […]
Q/ When will my breastmilk come in? The first milk is colostrum, a rich source of immune protective factors, is stored in breast tissue from approximately 16 weeks. Towards the end of the third trimester (and sometimes earlier), some women may experience secretions of colostrum on their nipples. Others may only be aware when they actively hand […]
We always planning a home birth but were told at 32 weeks (!!!) I had “put on too much weight” and my “BMI was too high” to birth safely at home. This, along with the fact that I had declined the gestational diabetes test, meant I would not be supported in a home birth. Not only did My midwife suggest […]
Our Lactation Consultant, Sarah shares some tips on how to prepare to breastfeed. So many people say they were well prepared for labour and birth (as much as you can be…) but underestimated the journey after bubs arrival. Breastfeeding is one of the most natural things on earth but not easy for most mums and […]