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
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, […]
When your baby is ready, by 6 months but not before 4 months, it is important to begin introducing a variety of nutritionally adequate solid foods whilst continuing to breastfeed or formula feed. Eating solid foods during this time should be fun, as it allows our children to explore different textures, tastes and smells. Breastmilk […]
What is hypnobirthing? Hypnobirthing is about birthing with knowledge, support, tools and preparation and focuses on the mind-body connection that has been around for thousands of years! It aims to restore the belief that women are made to birth, that everything needed for birth is within and that if women are successful in releasing and […]
I have been treating women’s health for many years now and the one question I often hear is; “Does Acupuncture hurt?” I practise a gentle acupuncture technique and I inform my patients that whilst we are penetrating the skin with a fine disposable sterile needle it usually doesn’t hurt. Sometimes when the needle is inserted […]
After a few months of ovulation induction fertility treatment with a private obstetrician/gynaecologist specialist, my husband and I were so excited to learn we were pregnant. We counted down until the 6 week scan, and I had to fight concerns that there would be a problem. I’ve always been a cautious, anxious and sometimes ‘negative’ […]
Does your baby wake 1, 2, 3 hourly to feed? Does your peaceful daytime baby turn into an all night feeder who cannot be put down? And does your baby sleep contentedly in your arms, then cry as soon as they are placed in that expensive, carefully chosen, beautifully designed cot? Firstly, don’t worry! You’re […]