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November 4, 2011

BirthResources November 2011 Newsletter

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BirthResources November 2011 Newsletter

Welcome to our newsletter. We want this newsletter to be of help for you as parents, with articles of interest, and links to services and upcoming events. Please let us know what else you would like to have in the newsletter and send us links to websites, birth or parenting stories and helpful websites and birth or parenting stories so we can all learn from each other. Send us questions via our Q&A page on the website. Your name will not appear in our newsletter or on the website but the question will.

If you would like to advertise in our newsletter email Helen@birthresources.org

BirthResources is happy to promote services that benefit parents. Businesses that provide discounts and vouchers to our members will have this information displayed on the members page of the website.

We add new information in each newsletter, to look at previous newsletters click here.

If you find our newsletter of use please forward it on.
Topics in this issue
Promotions
Questions and Answers
Youtube
Recipes
In the Community
Promotions
BabyWebNZ

Take a look at the updated home page – http://www.babywebnz.org

Sign up to the newsletter http://www.babywebnz.org/display/BabyWebNZ/Newsletter to receive information for parents on companies offering discounts, sale items, vouchers, free samples, competitions or new products and services that are available.
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
This issue was sponsored by
Countdown

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Shop online with Countdown and get your groceries delivered to your door, and get $5 off

Birthresources Members use the code: BR1211
Countdown.co.nz
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.
YouTube Videos

To see YouTube baby and birth related clips on the BirthResources website, click here.
Raising children in New Zealand Videos

See the clips from TV on demand on http://tvnz.co.nz/content/4170083.xhtml for Raising children programme in New Zealand http://www.raisingchildren.org.nz

If you know of any other interesting YouTube clips, please send us the link.
Recipes
countdown recipes

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.
http://www.recipes.co.nz/default.aspx

Inspiration – Receive our recipe club emails inspirations directly to your inbox. http://shop.countdown.co.nz/#url=/Shop/Recipes
In the Community
Health Line

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 classes
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: annasandle@clear.net.nz
Calendar of Events for Wellington City
Ridgway Food Fiesta

Sunday 13 November, from 4-7pm
Guy Fawkes Fireworks displays in Wellington
fireworks

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
Wellington Zoo

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.

See wotzon.com/eventlisting.php?event_id=5000292
Support Groups

Crying Over Spilt Milk
http://www.cryingoverspiltmilk.co.nz
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

Shop Hours:
9.30am to 2.30pm Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday

We Sell:
*A range of pumps and pump accessories (Medela, Avent and Ameda)
*100% woollen knits – singlets, cardies, hats, booties and blankets
*Wheat packs
* Prem Clothing

Other Services:
*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

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

Mini Minstrels
10.00am Wednesdays (during term time)
St Paul’s Lutheran Church, 12 King St, Mt Cook
Phone: Georgina 970 6123, cost $4 per family

Sonia’s Musikgarten
Music and movement classes from newborn to 9 years.
Phone: Sonia on 388 5260
Website: http://www.musikgarten.co.nz
Address: Kilmarnock Heights Elderly Care, 20 Morton Street, Berhampore
Breastfeeding

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

http://www.bbbooks.co.nz/
written by Ruth Brodbeck
RM IBCLC CBE
ruthbrodbeck@xnet.co.nz
Empire Infants
http://www.empirecinema.co.nz/page_mums_babes.php

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.
Penthouse Cinema
http://www.penthousecinema.co.nz/site/page.php?item=babes

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.
Tinytown (Kilbirnie)
http://www.feelinggreat.co.nz/activities/young-people-and-families/159-kilbirnie-tinytown

A play area including ride-on toys and other high energy activities for preschoolers. Parental supervision is required.
Childbirth Education
Birth Resources classes

If you find our newsletter of use please forward it on to all your email and Facebook networks as we wish to increase our readership.

Any help and ideas are appreciated so let us know what you want so that it benefits you and isn’t just another annoying newsletter that you put straight into the trash bin.

Add to our blog https://babywebnz.wordpress.com your comments are needed to make it work.

Other links
BabyWebNZ.org advertisement: Directory for pregnancy, childbirth and parenting web sites.

Directory for pregnancy, childbirth and parenting web sites: http://www.babywebnz.org

BabyWebNZ is a web site linking you to other web sites related to pregnancy, childbirth, baby care and parenting. BabyWebNZ has no control over the content or accuracy of these web sites.

Childbirth education resources: http://www.birthresources.org

BirthResources 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.

All articles are under copyright and cannot be reprinted without permission: Disclaimer

Best Regards,
Helen and Denise
BirthResources.org
http://birthresources.org

BirthResources October 2011 Newsletter

Filed under: Uncategorized — by babywebnz @ 12:51 am

Welcome to our newsletter. We want this newsletter to be of help for you as parents, with articles of interest, and links to services and upcoming events. Please let us know what else you would like to have in the newsletter and send us links to websites, birth or parenting stories and helpful hints so we can all learn from each other. Send us questions via our Q&A page on the website. Your name will not appear in our newsletter or on the website but the question will.

If you would like to advertise in our newsletter email Helen@birthresources.org

BirthResources is happy to promote services that benefit parents. Businesses that provide discounts and vouchers to our members will have this information displayed on the members page of the website.

We add new information in each newsletter, to look at previous newsletters click here.

If you find our newsletter of use please forward it on.
Topics in this issue
Finding information – Breastfeading
Promotions
Parent and Baby Class – infant health and development
Questions and Answers
Youtube
Websites of interest
Recipes
In the Community
Finding Information – Breastfeeding

http://www.healthpoint.co.nz/default,142354.sm

Choosing to breastfeed your new baby is an important decision for both you and your baby. WHO and UNICEF recommend feeding babies only breastmilk up until six months of age and continued breastfeeding for up to two years with complementary food and fluids. The longer you exclusively breastfeed, the greater the benefits for your baby.

Document Downloads :
Breastfeeding – The Early Days (PDF, 418.4 KB)
Breastfeeding – The Early Days (Chinese Version) (PDF, 666.4 KB)
Choosing to Breastfeed your new Baby (PDF, 322.2 KB)
Effects of Supplementing Breastfeeding (PDF, 77.8 KB) Expressing and Storing Breastmilk (PDF, 154.0 KB)
Nipple Shields (PDF, 169.3 KB)
To the Grandmother of the Breastfed Baby (PDF, 79.2 KB)
Promotions
BabyWebNZ

Take a look at the updated home page – http://www.babywebnz.org

Sign up to the newsletter http://www.babywebnz.org/display/BabyWebNZ/Newsletter to receive information for parents on companies offering discounts, sale items, vouchers, free samples, competitions or new products and services that are available.
This issue was sponsored by
Countdown

No time to shop? Too hard to take the kids to the supermarket?

Shop online with Countdown and get your groceries delivered to your door, and get $5 off

Birthresources Members use the code: BR1211
Countdown.co.nz
Westpac Baby competition
http://www.facebook.com/GenW?sk=app_213086452063567
Totshots
totshots.co.nz – newborn portraits.

Tot Shots portraits focus on documenting the precious moments of your everyday life in a beautiful, natural, modern way. Tot Shots specialise in children aged 0-5.

To book visit: http://www.totshots.co.nz.

Newborn portraits only $60, including one free 5×7 print.
Twinkletoes
Twinkletoes Wellington

Ph: +64 4 380 9000
Email : twinkletoes.wellington@xtra.co.nz
Tuatara Kids

Tuatara Kids – Teina, 392 Broadway, Miramar, Wellington.
Open Day on the 24th September 10am-4pm. For information about what to look for when selecting childcare.

We will cover:
How to identify “quality” care.
Current theory on child development.
Attachment and Primary Care principles.
Programme Planning.
Health and Safety.
Check List for Parents.

Our teachers will be available to answer your questions.

Contact Jo on the below numbers if you require any further information.

Jo Eiloart, Manager Tuatara Services Ltd, 027 588 3344, 04 380 6033
Parent and Baby Class – infant health and development

On 3d September we ran an infant health and development day. Topics covered included; development and needs including feeding and sleeping. Baby massage and infant health and CPR.

Ali Voysey-Jensen talked about infant health and development.

She is happy to be contacted if you had any more questions for her. Otherwise send them to us and we will ask Ali if we can add her reply in the next newsletter.

Ali Voysey-Jensen from Tommee Tippee Tea Time Talks is a Child and Family Healthcare Consultant 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.

http://www.tommeetippee.co.nz or join them on Facebook, for latest news and updates click here
Massage was covered by Fiona Cockerill-Ghanem

Babykneads Infant Massage Classes – a six week course that will teach you how to massage, relax and soothe your newborn to crawling baby.

ABOUT THE INSTRUCTOR: Fiona Cockerill-Ghanem is a Certified Infant Massage Instructor and a member of the IAIM Association. She has four children, including twins and has first hand experience of being a parent and seeing the benefits baby massage can have. She is also a registered Occupational Therapist with many years experience both in New Zealand and UK. If you’re interested please contact Fiona on (04) 383 5315 or 021 181 1557 or email: babykneads@woosh.co.nz

Benefits of Baby Massage

* Relaxes and Soothes
Nurturing touch is a naturally rewarding way to relieve stress for you and your baby. Relief for your baby’s tummy discomforts!
* Helps Baby Sleep Better
Helping your baby release stress which builds from experiences means more rest for baby and you. Everyone feels better!
* Contributes to Development
Stimulates growth and healthy development of your baby’s body, mind and spirit.
* Deepens Bonding
Essential one-on-one time that will enhance your intimacy, understanding and ability to nurture your baby.
* Improved Communication
Increases your confidence and sensitivity to your baby’s cues.
* It is Empowering
Enhances your ability to understand your baby’s special needs.

Benefits to Parents

* Helps you feel more confident and competent in caring for your baby.
* Promotes bonding and a secure attachment.
* Helps you ease your stress. A daily massage can help parents to unwind and relax.
* Increases your self-esteem by reinforcing and enhancing your skills and validates your role as a parent.
* Gives you alone and quiet time for interactive play. A special time together.

© Babykneads 2011
CPR was covered by Denise Garcia.

If you missed this class, Plunket and St Johns offer courses in infant CPR.
See http://www.stjohn.org.nz/education/

Calling an ambulance

http://www.stjohn.org.nz/tips/dial111.aspx

To call for an ambulance in an emergency phone 111 (including from mobile phones).

People with impaired hearing phone 0800 16 16 16 (text phone only) or fax 0800 16 16 10.

There is a 111 TXT service for the Deaf and hearing impaired who register with Police through Deaf Aotearoa at http://www.deaf.org.nz.
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.

How do I find out about parental leave and any money I can have to help me as I’m having twins? I live in New Zealand and plan to be off work for 8 months to a year. Ann

See http://www.ers.dol.govt.nz
This section brings together basic information about the rights and obligations of employees and employers in respect of parental leave. It contains the current parental leave entitlements, featuring statutory paid parental leave for birth mothers, their partners as well as adoptive parents.
http://www.ird.govt.nz gives information on family assistance.

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.
YouTube Videos

To see YouTube baby and birth related clips on the BirthResources website, click here.
Relaxation Techniques

The following YouTube is about relaxation techniques and breathing in labour. This is from babycentre.co.uk web site.

BabyCenter is an online resource for expectant and new parents, filled with parenting information. You can have emails sent to you from this site each week with guidelines re your child development.
Raising children in New Zealand Videos

See the clips from TV on demand on http://tvnz.co.nz/content/4170083.xhtml for Raising children programme in New Zealand http://www.raisingchildren.org.nz

If you know of any other interesting YouTube clips, please send us the link.
Websites of interest – Pregnancy
ArtForms

http://www.artforms.co.nz
Memories captured in unique three dimensional sculptures from pregnancy through to birth and beyond. Professional castings, make-it-yourself kits, and gift vouchers.
Babystar

http://www.babystar.co.nz
We have spent the last four years finding and trying products from New Zealand and around the world and now the best are all available to order online.
Birthing Better

http://www.birthingbetter.com
Positive Birth Memories Are So Important … The Pink Kit Method For Birthing Better® Leads The Way To Positive Births In All Births
Comfortable Maternity Wear

http://www.mymiracle.co.nz
Miracle is a new comfortable maternity label, that wants to display the Miracle of pregnancy through our products.
Extracts

http://www.extracts.co.nz
At Extracts we specialise in aromatherapy, quality essential oils, pure plant skincare and New Zealand made gifts. Our professionally qualified team can guide you on the safe use of Aromatherapy for pregnancy and babies
Infantesimal

http://www.infantesimal.co.nz
Stress-free shopping for all your baby’s needs. Good quality original clothing and baby products
mahu skincare

http://www.mahu.co.nz
DESIGNED BY NZ MIDWIVES, mahu is fast becoming the leading multivitamin enriched natural skincare system, developed specifically for pregnancy, breastfeeding, new mum and baby. Visit us today and receive your fantastic mahu rewards!
mama2b

http://www.mama2b.co.nz
Beautitful stylish maternity wear designed to be worn throughout your pregnancy and beyond.
Maternitydirect

http://www.maternitydirect.co.nz
A new online website supplying pregnant woman with affordable, fashionable maternity clothing delivered right to your door. Enjoy looking and feeling good with Maternitydirect.
Mums to Be
mums2be

http://www.thebabyview.com
A monthly give away for expectant mums!
Tuatara Kids

Teina, 392 Broadway, Miramar, Wellington

Tuatara Kids, a place where children’s natural love of play and learning is cultivated and inspired in a safe, creative and caring environment.
Personalised chocolate bars for baby showers/announcements

http://www.tastebuds.co.nz
Chocolate bars personalised for baby showers, can be used as invitations to baby shower. Chocolate bars designed as thank you card for presents received with babys photo added or used as a card to announce birth of baby.
Scarecrow Farm

http://www.scarecrowfarm.co.nz
Preggie pops, natural baby products, baby bjorns and moby wraps, teethifiers, the zaky, and gorgeous kidorable rainwear.
Try Phloe for Constipation

http://www.phloe.co.nz
Suffering from constipation during pregnancy? Phloe is a 100% natural supplement derived from kiwifruit.
Recipes
countdown recipes http://shop.countdown.co.nz/Shop/Recipes#url=/Shop/Recipe/228%3Fname%3Dcarrot-orange-soup

* 6 Medium Sized Carrots, peeled and sliced
* 4 c Chicken Stock
* Cream
* 1/2 c Orange Juice
* Zest of 1 Orange
* 1 Onion, finely chopped
* Salt
* Pepper
* 3 tbsp Light Olive Oil

http://shop.countdown.co.nz/#url=/Shop/Recipes
In the Community
Yoga classes
YOGA for pregnancy with Anna Sandle

Certified x`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: annasandle@clear.net.nz
Support Groups

Crying Over Spilt Milk
http://www.cryingoverspiltmilk.co.nz
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

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

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

Mini Minstrels
10.00am Wednesdays (during term time)
St Paul’s Lutheran Church, 12 King St, Mt Cook
Phone: Georgina 970 6123, cost $4 per family

Sonia’s Musikgarten
Music and movement classes from newborn to 9 years.
Phone: Sonia on 388 5260
Website: http://www.musikgarten.co.nz
Address: Kilmarnock Heights Elderly Care, 20 Morton Street, Berhampore
Breastfeeding Classes

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.
Calendar of Events for Wellington City Libraries

This is Wellington City Libraries’ Event Calendar it lists:

Pre-school storytime and Baby Rock & Rhyme
View this calendar as published at http://www.wcl.govt.nz/about/calendar.html
Empire Infants
http://www.empirecinema.co.nz/page_mums_babes.php

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.
Penthouse Cinema
http://www.penthousecinema.co.nz/site/page.php?item=babes

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.
Tinytown (Kilbirnie)
http://www.feelinggreat.co.nz/activities/young-people-and-families/159-kilbirnie-tinytown

A play area including ride-on toys and other high energy activities for preschoolers. Parental supervision is required.
Childbirth Education
Birth Resources classes

If you find our newsletter of use please forward it on to all your email and Facebook networks as we wish to increase our readership.

Any help and ideas are appreciated so let us know what you want so that it benefits you and isn’t just another annoying newsletter that you put straight into the trash bin.

Add to our blog https://babywebnz.wordpress.com your comments are needed to make it work.

Other links
BabyWebNZ.org advertisement: Directory for pregnancy, childbirth and parenting web sites.

Directory for pregnancy, childbirth and parenting web sites: http://www.babywebnz.org

BabyWebNZ is a web site linking you to other web sites related to pregnancy, childbirth, baby care and parenting. BabyWebNZ has no control over the content or accuracy of these web sites.

Childbirth education resources: http://www.birthresources.org

BirthResources 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.

All articles are under copyright and cannot be reprinted without permission: Disclaimer

Best Regards,
Helen and Denise
BirthResources.org
http://birthresources.org

September 15, 2011

August issue of BabyWebNZ newsletter

Filed under: Uncategorized — by babywebnz @ 10:44 am

Hello and welcome to the August issue of BabyWebNZ newsletter.

As a Midwife and Childbirth Educator, I have a mission to provide information that parents have told me they would like to have about pregnancy, babies and parenting.
BabyWebNZ is a way for New Zealand parents to access such information on many relevant websites here in our own country.
I increase awareness of BabyWebNZ through everything I do, including writing articles and teaching Childbirth Education classes.
Helen

Read our BabyWebNZ blog for news and useful articles.

Our Wellington based childbirth classes are called BirthResources to complement them and deliver further information, we have set up a BirthResources website www.birthresources.org, packed with useful information for parents and Childbirth Educators.

Topics in this issue
Promotions
General Notes
Upcoming Events
Websites

This issue was sponsored by
Countdown

No time to shop? Too hard to take the kids to the supermarket?

Shop online with Countdown and get your groceries delivered to your door, and get $5 off
Countdown.co.nz
Bounty.co.nz – For you and your family.
Bounty – for you and your family

Bounty is market leader in producing the latest information for expectant parents, new parents and their families.

Bounty Gift Pack contains free samples and information including the publication “Your Baby”.

BirthResources will start distributing these packs. If you haven’t received one, you can print a redeemable coupon from their website and collect your pack from several outlets.
August Promotions

We’ve introduced a new way to promote your website or service – BabyWebNZ home page promotion. Take a look at the updated home page – http://www.babywebnz.org!

This spot gives parents information on companies offering discounts, sale items, vouchers, free samples, competitions or new products and services that are available.

Our home page gets 22% of all the hits on our two websites – http://www.babywebnz.org and http://www.babywebnz.org.nz, 21% of visitors start their browsing from our home page.
FREE Parent and Baby Class – infant health and development

You must be a BirthResources member and enroll in this class to be able to attend for free. Others can attend for a cost of $5 at the door. http://www.birthresources.org/display/BirthResources/Classes
As well as gaining more knowledge there will be time to catch up with others who may have been in your antenatal group. Drinks provided but please bring a plate of food to share.
This class is done after childbirth education classes and is aimed at anyone with a child less than 2 years old.
There is a baby changing area.

Date: 3d September 2011 1-4pm

Location: Island Bay Presbyterian Church Hall Wellington. Look for signs saying Birth Resources Class. 88 The Parade Island Bay, Wellington

Topics: Aimed at anyone with a child less than 2 years old, but parents-to-be may also find it of use. Topics: Understanding Baby’s development and needs including feeding, sleeping. Baby massage. Infant health and CPR. Parenting

We will be having Ali Voysey-Jensen from Tommee Tippee Tea Time Talks whom is a Child and Family Healthcare Consultant come talk about infant health and development.
BabyWebNZ promotion for this month via http://www.babywebnz.org
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
General Notes
Raising Children
Raising Children

With over 50 stories, covering the years from birth through to your child’s third birthday, Raising Children in New Zealand is an essential resource you’ll find yourself calling on time and time again.

http://www.raisingchildren.org.nz/ordering-the-dvd/
Upcoming events

ASG Parent and Child Show Auckland 2011 30 September – 2 October 2011 | ASB Showgrounds | 10am – 5pm daily.
http://www.parentandchildshow.co.nz/index.cfm/visit/auckland/auckland.html
Websites

What websites do you or your children like? Let us know and we will list them here:
Unique Baby Gifts

http://www.babyunique.co.nz

L.B.T. Leather Baby Shoes and Well Child Book Covers – both handmade in New Zealand by a mum of three children. You get to choose your own colours and designs for the shoes and fabric for the Well Child book covers. Every shoe is unique as you design it! Giftwrapping service available so you can send your order as a gift anywhere in the world.
Anna Munro – Tot Shots Family Portraits

http://www.totshots.co.nz

Beautiful, natural family portraits taken in your own home. Specialising in kids aged 0-5.
Pregnancy Exercise Classes

FITBumps combines education with strengthening, toning, cardiovascular and pilates based exercise to provide women with the most optimal health prior to their pregnancy and during their pregnancy. The programme can also be used postnatally. We are leaders in our field providing realistic, sensible exercises, wellness and nutritional guidelines which are just right for expectant mothers.
Kara Woskett Photography

http://www.karawoskett.co.nz

Fine art photographer based in Auckland specializing in pregnancy, newborns and babies. Creating stunning images that will be treasured forever.
Crying Over Spilt Milk

http://www.cryingoverspiltmilk.co.nz

Regional Coordinator
Gastric Reflux Support Network NZ for Parents of Infants and Children Charitable Trust (GRSNNZ) Phone (03) 3499 104 National Coordinator can be contacted on 0800 380 517 Mon-Sat 9am-9pm or (07) 855 9350
Midwives

Also several new find a Midwife listings have been added on http://www.babywebnz.org/display/BabyWebNZ/Find+a+Midwife

Advertise with us

Don’t forget to update your listings and banners if your information has changed. You can add pictures to your listings also. Renewal invoices have been sent out, if you have not received one and wish to renew for 2011 contact us.

In the last 6 months visits to BabyWebNZ came from more than 80 countries, with NZ and Australia dominating the list. A solid 83% of these have been new visitors. While 8% come via referring websites, the search engines stay the main source of incoming traffic, with almost 78% of all visitors coming to BabyWebNZ through Google’s “organic search” (the actual search results as opposed to the paid advertising placements).

As such having a text listing on BabyWebNZ increases your exposure to people who use search engines and influences your website’s “organic search” standings. Search engines love text and it is important to phrase your listing in a search engine friendly way – using the keywords and phrases that people are likely to use when looking for products or services that you provide.

At the same time people are staying on average 4 minutes on the page giving them plenty of time to notice images that remain a more attractive site for a human eye than text-only listings. Don’t forget that you can now add pictures to the listings themselves.

A banner gives you ability to place your advertising on the top-hit pages in categories different from the ones you product or service normally falls under. I print about 10,000 flyers every year to give out to midwives and health practices, if you would like flyers also please contact us.
BabyWebNZ.org advertisement: Directory for pregnancy, childbirth and parenting web sites.

You are getting this email because you either advertise with BabyWebNZ at the moment or have advertised in the past. Thank you for your support, I see people using BabyWebNZ every day and I hope advertising with BabyWebNZ attracts people to your products and services.

Directory for pregnancy, childbirth and parenting web sites: http://www.babywebnz.org

Remember to add newsletter@babywebnz.org to your safe senders list/address book to ensure you keep receiving emails.

Best Regards,
Helen Pulford
BabyWebNZ.org
http://www.babywebnz.org

August issue of BabyWebNZ newsletter

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As a Midwife and Childbirth Educator, I have a mission to provide information that parents have told me they would like to have about pregnancy, babies and parenting.
BabyWebNZ is a way for New Zealand parents to access such information on many relevant websites here in our own country.
I increase awareness of BabyWebNZ through everything I do, including writing articles and teaching Childbirth Education classes.
Helen

Read our BabyWebNZ blog for news and useful articles.

Our Wellington based childbirth classes are called BirthResources to complement them and deliver further information, we have set up a BirthResources website http://www.birthresources.org, packed with useful information for parents and Childbirth Educators.

Subscribe to our BirthResources monthly newsletter or read through previous issues here.
Topics in this issue
Promotions
General Notes
Upcoming Events
Websites
This issue was sponsored by
Countdown

No time to shop? Too hard to take the kids to the supermarket?

Shop online with Countdown and get your groceries delivered to your door, and get $5 off
Countdown.co.nz
Bounty.co.nz – For you and your family.
Bounty – for you and your family

Bounty is market leader in producing the latest information for expectant parents, new parents and their families.

Bounty Gift Pack contains free samples and information including the publication “Your Baby”.

BirthResources will start distributing these packs. If you haven’t received one, you can print a redeemable coupon from their website and collect your pack from several outlets.
August Promotions

We’ve introduced a new way to promote your website or service – BabyWebNZ home page promotion. Take a look at the updated home page – http://www.babywebnz.org!

This spot gives parents information on companies offering discounts, sale items, vouchers, free samples, competitions or new products and services that are available.

Our home page gets 22% of all the hits on our two websites – http://www.babywebnz.org and http://www.babywebnz.org.nz, 21% of visitors start their browsing from our home page.
FREE Parent and Baby Class – infant health and development

You must be a BirthResources member and enroll in this class to be able to attend for free. Others can attend for a cost of $5 at the door. http://www.birthresources.org/display/BirthResources/Classes
As well as gaining more knowledge there will be time to catch up with others who may have been in your antenatal group. Drinks provided but please bring a plate of food to share.
This class is done after childbirth education classes and is aimed at anyone with a child less than 2 years old.
There is a baby changing area.

Date: 3d September 2011 1-4pm

Location: Island Bay Presbyterian Church Hall Wellington. Look for signs saying Birth Resources Class. 88 The Parade Island Bay, Wellington

Topics: Aimed at anyone with a child less than 2 years old, but parents-to-be may also find it of use. Topics: Understanding Baby’s development and needs including feeding, sleeping. Baby massage. Infant health and CPR. Parenting

We will be having Ali Voysey-Jensen from Tommee Tippee Tea Time Talks whom is a Child and Family Healthcare Consultant come talk about infant health and development.
BabyWebNZ promotion for this month via http://www.babywebnz.org
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
General Notes
Raising Children
Raising Children

With over 50 stories, covering the years from birth through to your child’s third birthday, Raising Children in New Zealand is an essential resource you’ll find yourself calling on time and time again.

http://www.raisingchildren.org.nz/ordering-the-dvd/
Upcoming events

ASG Parent and Child Show Auckland 2011 30 September – 2 October 2011 | ASB Showgrounds | 10am – 5pm daily.
http://www.parentandchildshow.co.nz/index.cfm/visit/auckland/auckland.html
Websites

What websites do you or your children like? Let us know and we will list them here:
Unique Baby Gifts

http://www.babyunique.co.nz

L.B.T. Leather Baby Shoes and Well Child Book Covers – both handmade in New Zealand by a mum of three children. You get to choose your own colours and designs for the shoes and fabric for the Well Child book covers. Every shoe is unique as you design it! Giftwrapping service available so you can send your order as a gift anywhere in the world.
Anna Munro – Tot Shots Family Portraits

http://www.totshots.co.nz

Beautiful, natural family portraits taken in your own home. Specialising in kids aged 0-5.
Pregnancy Exercise Classes

FITBumps combines education with strengthening, toning, cardiovascular and pilates based exercise to provide women with the most optimal health prior to their pregnancy and during their pregnancy. The programme can also be used postnatally. We are leaders in our field providing realistic, sensible exercises, wellness and nutritional guidelines which are just right for expectant mothers.
Kara Woskett Photography

http://www.karawoskett.co.nz

Fine art photographer based in Auckland specializing in pregnancy, newborns and babies. Creating stunning images that will be treasured forever.
Crying Over Spilt Milk

http://www.cryingoverspiltmilk.co.nz

Regional Coordinator
Gastric Reflux Support Network NZ for Parents of Infants and Children Charitable Trust (GRSNNZ) Phone (03) 3499 104 National Coordinator can be contacted on 0800 380 517 Mon-Sat 9am-9pm or (07) 855 9350
Midwives

Also several new find a Midwife listings have been added on http://www.babywebnz.org/display/BabyWebNZ/Find+a+Midwife

Advertise with us

Don’t forget to update your listings and banners if your information has changed. You can add pictures to your listings also. Renewal invoices have been sent out, if you have not received one and wish to renew for 2011 contact us.

In the last 6 months visits to BabyWebNZ came from more than 80 countries, with NZ and Australia dominating the list. A solid 83% of these have been new visitors. While 8% come via referring websites, the search engines stay the main source of incoming traffic, with almost 78% of all visitors coming to BabyWebNZ through Google’s “organic search” (the actual search results as opposed to the paid advertising placements).

As such having a text listing on BabyWebNZ increases your exposure to people who use search engines and influences your website’s “organic search” standings. Search engines love text and it is important to phrase your listing in a search engine friendly way – using the keywords and phrases that people are likely to use when looking for products or services that you provide.

At the same time people are staying on average 4 minutes on the page giving them plenty of time to notice images that remain a more attractive site for a human eye than text-only listings. Don’t forget that you can now add pictures to the listings themselves.

A banner gives you ability to place your advertising on the top-hit pages in categories different from the ones you product or service normally falls under. I print about 10,000 flyers every year to give out to midwives and health practices, if you would like flyers also please contact us.
BabyWebNZ.org advertisement: Directory for pregnancy, childbirth and parenting web sites.

You are getting this email because you either advertise with BabyWebNZ at the moment or have advertised in the past. Thank you for your support, I see people using BabyWebNZ every day and I hope advertising with BabyWebNZ attracts people to your products and services.

Directory for pregnancy, childbirth and parenting web sites: http://www.babywebnz.org

Remember to add newsletter@babywebnz.org to your safe senders list/address book to ensure you keep receiving emails.

Best Regards,
Helen Pulford
BabyWebNZ.org
http://www.babywebnz.org

BirthResources October 2011 Newsletter

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BirthResources is happy to promote services that benefit parents. Businesses that provide discounts and vouchers to our members will have this information displayed on the members page of the website.

We add new information in each newsletter, to look at previous newsletters click here.

If you find our newsletter of use please forward it on.
Topics in this issue
Finding information – Breastfeading
Promotions
Parent and Baby Class – infant health and development
Questions and Answers
Youtube
Websites of interest
Recipes
In the Community
Finding Information – Breastfeeding

http://www.healthpoint.co.nz/default,142354.sm

Choosing to breastfeed your new baby is an important decision for both you and your baby. WHO and UNICEF recommend feeding babies only breastmilk up until six months of age and continued breastfeeding for up to two years with complementary food and fluids. The longer you exclusively breastfeed, the greater the benefits for your baby.

Document Downloads :
Breastfeeding – The Early Days (PDF, 418.4 KB)
Breastfeeding – The Early Days (Chinese Version) (PDF, 666.4 KB)
Choosing to Breastfeed your new Baby (PDF, 322.2 KB)
Effects of Supplementing Breastfeeding (PDF, 77.8 KB) Expressing and Storing Breastmilk (PDF, 154.0 KB)
Nipple Shields (PDF, 169.3 KB)
To the Grandmother of the Breastfed Baby (PDF, 79.2 KB)
Promotions
BabyWebNZ

Take a look at the updated home page – www.babywebnz.org

Sign up to the newsletter http://www.babywebnz.org/display/BabyWebNZ/Newsletter to receive information for parents on companies offering discounts, sale items, vouchers, free samples, competitions or new products and services that are available.

On 3d September we ran an infant health and development day. Topics covered included; development and needs including feeding and sleeping. Baby massage and infant health and CPR.

Ali Voysey-Jensen talked about infant health and development.

She is happy to be contacted if you had any more questions for her. Otherwise send them to us and we will ask Ali if we can add her reply in the next newsletter.

Ali Voysey-Jensen from Tommee Tippee Tea Time Talks is a Child and Family Healthcare Consultant 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.

Babykneads Infant Massage Classes – a six week course that will teach you how to massage, relax and soothe your newborn to crawling baby.

ABOUT THE INSTRUCTOR: Fiona Cockerill-Ghanem is a Certified Infant Massage Instructor and a member of the IAIM Association. She has four children, including twins and has first hand experience of being a parent and seeing the benefits baby massage can have. She is also a registered Occupational Therapist with many years experience both in New Zealand and UK. If you’re interested please contact Fiona on (04) 383 5315 or 021 181 1557 or email: babykneads@woosh.co.nz

Benefits of Baby Massage

* Relaxes and Soothes
Nurturing touch is a naturally rewarding way to relieve stress for you and your baby. Relief for your baby’s tummy discomforts!
* Helps Baby Sleep Better
Helping your baby release stress which builds from experiences means more rest for baby and you. Everyone feels better!
* Contributes to Development
Stimulates growth and healthy development of your baby’s body, mind and spirit.
* Deepens Bonding
Essential one-on-one time that will enhance your intimacy, understanding and ability to nurture your baby.
* Improved Communication
Increases your confidence and sensitivity to your baby’s cues.
* It is Empowering
Enhances your ability to understand your baby’s special needs.

Benefits to Parents

* Helps you feel more confident and competent in caring for your baby.
* Promotes bonding and a secure attachment.
* Helps you ease your stress. A daily massage can help parents to unwind and relax.
* Increases your self-esteem by reinforcing and enhancing your skills and validates your role as a parent.
* Gives you alone and quiet time for interactive play. A special time together.

© Babykneads 2011
CPR was covered by Denise Garcia.

If you missed this class, Plunket and St Johns offer courses in infant CPR.
See http://www.stjohn.org.nz/education/

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.

How do I find out about parental leave and any money I can have to help me as I’m having twins? I live in New Zealand and plan to be off work for 8 months to a year. Ann

See www.ers.dol.govt.nz
This section brings together basic information about the rights and obligations of employees and employers in respect of parental leave. It contains the current parental leave entitlements, featuring statutory paid parental leave for birth mothers, their partners as well as adoptive parents.
http://www.ird.govt.nz gives information on family assistance.

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.
YouTube Videos

To see YouTube baby and birth related clips on the BirthResources website, click here.
Relaxation Techniques

The following YouTube is about relaxation techniques and breathing in labour. This is from babycentre.co.uk web site.

BabyCenter is an online resource for expectant and new parents, filled with parenting information. You can have emails sent to you from this site each week with guidelines re your child development.
Raising children in New Zealand Videos

See the clips from TV on demand on http://tvnz.co.nz/content/4170083.xhtml for Raising children programme in New Zealand http://www.raisingchildren.org.nz

If you know of any other interesting YouTube clips, please send us the link.

If you find our newsletter of use please forward it on to all your email and Facebook networks as we wish to increase our readership.

Add to our blog https://babywebnz.wordpress.com your comments are needed to make it work

August 16, 2011

BirthResources August 2011 Newsletter

Send us questions via our Q&A page on the website. Your name will not appear in our newsletter or on the website but the question will.
If you find our newsletter or websites http://www.babywebnz.org and http://www.birthresources of use please forward it on to others.

No time to shop? Too hard to take the kids to the supermarket?

Shop online with Countdown and get your groceries delivered to your door, and get $5 off
Countdown.co.nz see our August newsletter to get this voucher. http://www.birthresources.org/display/BirthResources/Newsletter

FREE Parent and Baby Class – infant health and development

You must be a BirthResources member and enroll in this class to be able to attend for free. Others can attend for a cost of $5 at the door. http://www.birthresources.org/display/BirthResources/Classes
As well as gaining more knowledge there will be time to catch up with others who may have been in your antenatal group. Drinks provided but please bring a plate of food to share.
This class is done after childbirth education classes and is aimed at anyone with a child less than 2 years old.
There is a baby changing area.

Date: 3d September 2011 1-4pm

Location: Island Bay Presbyterian Church Hall Wellington. Look for signs saying Birth Resources Class. 88 The Parade Island Bay, Wellington

Topics: Aimed at anyone with a child less than 2 years old, but parents-to-be may also find it of use. Topics: Understanding Baby’s development and needs including feeding, sleeping. Baby massage. Infant health and CPR. Parenting

We will be having Ali Voysey-Jensen from Tommee Tippee Tea Time Talks whom is a Child and Family Healthcare Consultant come talk about infant health and development.
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.

June 8, 2011

BirthResources May 2011

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BabyWebNZ.org:Directory for pregnancy, childbirth and parenting web sites.
www.babywebnz.org

Childbirth education resources: www.birthresources.org

BirthResources 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.

All articles are under copyright and cannot be reprinted without permission: Disclaimer

Best Regards,
Helen and Denise
BirthResources.org
http://birthresources.org

If you find our blog, website or newsletter of use please tell others.

http://www.birthresources.org/display/BirthResources/Subscribe+to+Newsletter

Topics in our May 2011 newsletter
Christchurch New Zealand Earthquake
General Notes
Upcoming Events
Health Information
In the Community
Links and Resources

Upcoming Events
Buggy Walk

Please check the Buggy Walk website for all information on this walk and others as details can change http://www.buggywalk.co.nz

For more information email: buggywalk@sportwellington.org.nz
Zealandia Buggies Go Bush Walk
buggy bush walk

Every Wednesday at 10.30am. No need to book

Get a quick low-down on what’s out and about from one of the ZEALANDIA team. Then pick up a map and head off at your own pace. It’s a great way to meet like-minded people, and you can stay as little or as long as you like! Finish up with a well-earned coffee at Rata cafe.

* When: Every Wednesday at 10.30am. No need to book.
* Where: Meet at the Admissions Desk on Level 1.
* Cost: $10 (includes admission). Under-fives and members FREE!
Health Information

We have added new link “Information Forms” to www.babywebnz.org and www.birthresources.org websites. These forms provide guides to questions you may be asked and topics that will be covered during your pregnancy. Also there are lists that you can copy and fill out to help with preparing for the birth and care of your child. We would like your feedback on these forms and let us know if there is other information you would like us to add. Download free for website users. These information forms are under copyright; they can be reprinted with permission as long as the format of the forms is not changed and http://www.birthresources.org footer remains. See our Disclaimer.
Pregnancy Information Form

Your maternity health professional will ask you questions when booking you for care with them. It can help with the process to write down some information about yourself and your health, what you want, and any questions you have. This is a guide to possible questions you may be asked. If you add your personal information to this form or print it, please keep the information confidential to yourself or only disclose it to others or your LMC with your consent.
Download Pregnancy Information Form in PDF
Hospital Bag Suggestions

If planning a Hospital birth then this is a list of things you may wish to bring. Download Hospital Bag Suggestions Form in PDF
Birth Plans

Birth plans are a means of checking that you have discussed and thought about all the things that you want for your pregnancy, birth and care of your baby.
Download Birth Plans Form in PDF
Role of support person

This form lists some ideas about what support people can do.
Download Role of support person Form in PDF
Helpful resources

A form that you can print so you can write down community resources and health professionals contact numbers.
Download Helpful resources Form in PDF
Phone checklist

Contact list of whom to ring when in labour. If you add your personal information to this form or print it, please keep the information confidential to yourself or only disclose it to others with your consent.
Download Phone checklist Form in PDF
Your child’s contact details

A form that you can print with contact numbers to give to your childs care givers. If you add your personal information to this form or print it, please keep the information confidential to yourself or only disclose it to others with your consent.
Download Your child’s contact details Form in PDF
What you need list

The following is a list of items, which we think are useful for your baby. It is not essential to have every item. Remember you may receive gifts, especially clothing.
Download What you need list in PDF

August 10, 2010

Baby Friendly NZ

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In the community:

Toy Library NZ

Toy Library NZ concept is: A place where well designed, safe and educational toys can be borrowed on a regular basis at minimal cost. For a list of toy libraries near you click on http://toylibrary.co.nz/

PlunketLine is a toll-free telephone advice service available to all families, whānau and caregivers 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Call 0800 933 922. (New Zealand)

With this in mind, Plunket designed a national parenting education programme (PEPE) and also delivers the Parents as First Teachers (PAFT) programme in locations throughout New Zealand. These courses help parents to understand how their child develops and learns, and how they can best help them reach their full potential. http://www.plunket.org.nz/plunket-you/what-we-offer/parenting-education/

Links and Resources

Please send us information about places that you like to go to.

See Baby Friendly http://www.babywebnz.org/display/BabyWebNZ/Baby+Friendly+NZ on BabyWebNZ.org for some already known to us.

Directory for pregnancy, childbirth and parenting web sites: www.babywebnz.org

Advertise with us

I increase awareness of BabyWebNZ through everything I do, including writing for Kiwi Parent (the magazine published by Parents Centre) and teaching Childbirth Education classes for the Parents Centre. I write Handy Website section in the Family Times and articles for the Yellow Pages site.

Many midwives are happy to recommend the BabyWebNZ site to their clients, and I print about 10- 20,000 flyers every year to give out to midwives and health practices. In 2010 we have included flyers have also had flyers in Bounty packs and at the Parent Child show in Wellington.

Otago Polytechnic Midwifery programme

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Otago Polytechnic Midwifery programme.

As first year students, the focus is on gaining an understanding of pregnancy and childbirth from the perspective of the woman and her family. So rather than being “attached” to a midwife or other LMC (lead maternity carer), the student “follows-through” up to six women for the duration of their childbearing experience.

The level of the student’s involvement is solely determined by the pregnant woman, but might include attending antenatal visits with her LMC, accompanying her and her partner to an ultrasound scan appointment or antenatal class, supporting her when she is in labour, and visiting a few times during the postnatal period to gain an understanding of how a family integrates their new family member.

School of Midwifery on 0800 762 786

BirthResources Childbirth Ed classes Wellington

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Now, along with another midwife, Denise Garcia, I have started running Childbirth Education classes at Wellington Hospital. We have called these classes ‘BirthResources’ and have been excited at their popularity, with every class this year being full. To complement the classes and deliver further information, we have set up a BirthResources website www.birthresources.org, packed with useful information for parents and Childbirth Educators.

People who attend the class can become website members and receive access to member-only pages that among other things list discounts from businesses New Zealand wide. We also distribute monthly newsletters that businesses can advertise in. Subscribe to our monthly newsletter or read through previous issues via the website. Each newsletter issue can be sponsored, please contact us for details.

May 2009 Commission Report by the Families Commission revealed that some new parents were not getting access to childbirth education. To address that, we put together a Childbirth Education DVD. Buying the DVD will allow people who are unable to attend our classes to watch and access the valuable information at home. For a preview, follow this link to see baby bath and baby check demonstrations, performed by Denise Garcia of BirthResources: http://www.birthresources.org/display/BirthResources/Resources

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