BirthResources November 2011 Newsletter
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Topics in this issue
Questions and Answers
In the Community
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Tommee Tippee Tea Time Talk
In 2010 Tommee Tippee developed the Tea Time Talks to provide Kiwi parents with meaningful, practical information about early parenthood, supporting New Zealand families in making informed choices. Tommee Tippee’s Child & Family Healthcare Consultant will come to your coffee group, bring morning tea and facilitate an open discussion around any topic of your choosing (from pregnancy to Toddlers).This is not a Sales party. It is just a chance for Tommee Tippee to share the joys of parenting with you and your peers. The sessions are approx 1 hour and 15 minutes. Tommee Tippee fully supports the WHO code and advocates breast is best.
The Tommee Tippee Tea Time Talks are facilitated by Ali Voysey-Jensen our in-house Child & Family Healthcare Consultant who has over 30 years experience in the field of Paediatrics, Neonatal care and Lactation counselling. She is a mother of three ranging from 2 years to 20 years and is passionate about parenting.
To register visit their website: http://www.tommeetippee.co.nz or join them on Facebook, for latest news and updates click here
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Questions and Answers
Please send us your questions and we will try to provide you with information or links to web sites that can answer them. Below are some answers by Helen and Denise, both of which are registered Midwives and Childbirth Educators.
Hi, I’m pregnant with my second child and am really worried about the risk of mastitis during pregnancy and following the birth. With my last child I developed 7 breast abscesses and had 6 surgeries.
It sounds like you have had a really awful time in the past and it would be good to get some expert advice as soon as possible. Research states women who have had mastitis previously are likely to develop it again with a future child. I have included a link to New Zealand Lactation Consultants Association Directory pdf. http://www.nzlca.org.nz/NZLCA_Listing.pdf
It is important to report quickly any signs or symptoms. Such as
* Breast is warm to the touch, has a red tender area
* Feeling ill (flu like) with a temperature
* Area of breast is swelling/lumpy or pain/burning is present
Also see the following link to the everybody website http://www.everybody.co.nz/page-b7e0ad9d-0d69-4c43-8dbc-9a365669d29a.aspx
Birth Resources provides information but it is not a substitute for professional midwifery or medical care. You should always seek the advice of your midwife, doctor or health professional for any concerns you may have regarding your health. Information and health practices change with ongoing research. The answers are to the best of our knowledge on the date the question was sent to us.
To see YouTube baby and birth related clips on the BirthResources website, click here.
Raising children in New Zealand Videos
If you know of any other interesting YouTube clips, please send us the link.
Looking for delicious, nutritious beef and lamb meal ideas? Be it for tonight’s dinner, a special occasion, the barbecue or recipes for babies and toddlers, you’ve come to the right place.
Inspiration – Receive our recipe club emails inspirations directly to your inbox. http://shop.countdown.co.nz/#url=/Shop/Recipes
In the Community
If you or a family member is feeling unwell and you’re not sure what to do, call Healthline on 0800 611 116. It’s free and available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Registered nurses will offer advice on what to do.
Healthline also offers a Well Child telephone advice service for parents and caregivers of under five year olds with questions about parenting or health matters. For more information visit http://www.healthline.co.nz
YOGA for pregnancy with Anna Sandle
Certified Yoga Teacher affiliated to the Krishnamacharya Healing and Yoga Foundation http://www.khyf.net
Simple poses & movement adapted to pregnancy conscious regular breathing mental focus and relaxation
6-week courses run throughout the year on Saturday mornings and Wednesday evenings.
Enquiries: tel. (04) 3847236 e-mail: email@example.com
Calendar of Events for Wellington City
Ridgway Food Fiesta
Sunday 13 November, from 4-7pm
Guy Fawkes Fireworks displays in Wellington
There are plenty of local fireworks displays on this year so you and your family can celebrate Guy Fawkes together. Check out these top fireworks displays around Wellington!
Guy Fawkes Fireworks displays in Wellington
Roseneath Fireworks Gala 2011
05 Nov 2011
Roseneath Fireworks Gala 2011 Come and enjoy the Roseneath Fireworks Gala 2011 while you wait for the Council fireworks display on Saturday 5 November from 18:00pm (Rain date: 6 November). We will have fair rides, crafts, roving entertainers and games to delight the young ones, hot food and coffee and market stalls for some retail therapy! Located at Roseneath School on Maida Vale Road http://www.viewwellington.co.nz
Wellington City Libraries’ Event Calendar
Pre-school storytime and Baby Rock & Rhyme View this calendar as published at http://www.wcl.govt.nz/about/calendar.html
With less than two months to go, its time to start planning for Christmas – and if you are looking to throw a party, Wellington Zoo is the perfect place to do it.
As we are a charitable trust, by holding your function at the Zoo you are helping to support a great cause while you have a great time!
You can invite some our contact animals along to your party, treat your guests with a close encounter, or send them on a special guided tour of the Zoo with one of our knowledgable Rangers.
We’ve got heaps of options to make sure your party is one to remember – if you’d like more info, or to come and have a look around, give Marina a call on 04 3816758 or check our website: http://www.wellingtonzoo.com/
Wellington Zoo, 200 Daniell Street, Newtown, Wellington, New Zealand
Sun 13 Nov 11 Santa Parade. (postponement date Sunday 20 Nov)
The Annual Wellington Santa Parade will be held on Sunday 13 November. Join thousands in Wellington watching colourful floats parade through the central city and cheer on Santa and his helpers in the Wellington Christmas Parade.
The annual Wellington Santa Parade is here to help get Wellington into the spirit of the holidays and festive season.
The Wellington Xmas Parade starts at the corner of Ballance Street and Lambton Quay at 2pm, then travels down Lambton Quay to Willis Street. Then it turns onto Mercer Street, across to Wakefield Street and ends on Cuba Street at the northern entrance to Cuba Mall.
Crying Over Spilt Milk
Gastric Reflux Support Network NZ for Parents of Infants and Children
National Coordinator can be contacted on 0800 380 517 Mon-Sat 9am-9pm or (07) 855 9350
Mothers’ Network – discussion groups Phone: Lisa Holden on 383 8255
Neonatal Support Group
Phone: 806 0790
The Neonatal Trust Shop Information
9.30am to 2.30pm Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday
*A range of pumps and pump accessories (Medela, Avent and Ameda)
*100% woollen knits – singlets, cardies, hats, booties and blankets
* Prem Clothing
*Library for information on premature or sick babies
*Parent support networks for NICU parents (Dad’s night and NICU parent lunch)
PlunketLine available 24/7 Phone: 0800 933 922
Plunket Parent Education Sessions Phone: 570 0775
Plunket Karitane Family Centre Phone: 387 7594, Address: 61 Freyberg Street, Lyall Bay
Car Seat Rental Scheme Phone: 389 3085, Address: 77 Constable Street, Newtown. Car seats available Mon, Tues, Wed and Fri 9:30am-2.15pm
Postnatal and Antenatal Distress Group Phone: 472 3135
Parents as First Teachers (PAFT) Phone: 383 4922
Parent to Parent (parents of special needs kids) Phone: 569 9398
Parent Help, Wellington For all parenting concerns Phone: 24 hrs (04) 499 9994
Wellington Women’s Refuge Phone: 473 6280
Music groups Fridays at Island Bay Presbyterian Church
Phone: Anne on 973 8774
Address: 88 The Parade, Island Bay
Musical Tots: 09:30-10:10am, 2.5 -5 years
Musical Jigglers: 10:30-11:10am, 1.5 -2.5 years
Musical Dots: 11:15-11:45am, mobile babies
Musical Dots: 1:00-1:30pm, non-mobile babies
Cost: $4 Parent Centre members/$6 nonmembers
10.00am Wednesdays (during term time)
St Paul’s Lutheran Church, 12 King St, Mt Cook
Phone: Georgina 970 6123, cost $4 per family
Music and movement classes from newborn to 9 years.
Phone: Sonia on 388 5260
Address: Kilmarnock Heights Elderly Care, 20 Morton Street, Berhampore
BirthResources classes provide information on breastfeeding.
If you would also like to go to separate breastfeeding classes they are run at Wellington Hospital by Penny who is a Lactation Consultant. Download the PDF with information here.
Fast Food for Ben
written by Ruth Brodbeck
RM IBCLC CBE
The Empire Cinema in Island Bay has movie sessions exclusively for parents and carers with children. These screenings are tailored to meet their needs and include dimmed lights and sound levels that better suit parents and children. Every Tuesday morning Every Thursday lunchtime For more information and to keep up to date about our Mum’s and Babes sessions, be sure to join their email newsletter or call 939 7557.
The Penthouse cinema in Brooklyn on Thursday at 10am holds a movie session specifically for parents with babies. The session times are advised in the paper every Wednesday and Thursday, and are marked with a ‘B’ on the sessions page on this website. Further enquiries can be made by calling the cinema on (04) 384 3157 and selecting extension 7.
A play area including ride-on toys and other high energy activities for preschoolers. Parental supervision is required.
Birth Resources classes
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