MAMA is a collective of private midwives and allied health practitioners who are all focused on pregnancy, birth and postnatal care.
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.
From the blog
For humans the bonding process can be described as the affectionate connection that develops between infant and caregiver over time. The quality of the bond between infant and caregiver affects all later development of the infant, and it influences how well children will react to new experiences, situations, and stresses. Bonding has been understood to […]
What is childhood constipation? Up to 30% of children between the ages of 2-10 years are suffering from functional constipation. Constipation accounts for up to 25% of visits to paediatric gastroenterologists (Hodges, Steve & Schlosberg, 2012). Functional constipation is characterised by having two or more of the following features present for at least once a […]
Deformational Plagiocephaly is an asymmetry of the skull, most commonly on the back and side of the head. As parents, you may notice asymmetry of their face and skull, this includes a flattening of your baby’s head, forward placement of their ear and some bulging on the front part of their skull. Research tells us […]
Are you looking for a natural aid to help your child? Baby reflexology could be the answer. It is a beautiful treatment that the whole family can enjoy. Benefits include:• reduced asthma• relaxation• improved sleep• child/parent bonding • improved digestion Reflexology is particularly powerful when applied to babies as they are extremely receptive to it […]
To prepare for birth, I recommend you begin to nourish your mind-body connection. During labour and birth, the ability to control your breath, your mind and your body can have a significant impact. Here are 5 daily habits to build your mind-body connection during pregnancy: Yoga: The whole purpose of practising Yoga is to release […]
What is it? Pilates is a form of exercise that aims to improve and condition your muscular and postural strength by focusing on your core. The movements include diaphragmatic breathing, pelvic floor muscles, back muscles that are key to good posture, balance and strength. All of these components are significantly impacted with pregnancy. During pregnancy, […]