Parents 2 B classes cover all aspects of pregnancy including labour and delivery, pain relief options, possible interventions, cesarean sections, breastfeeding and early parenting and settling/routines.
Just because you have had a baby, breast feeding doesn’t come easily. Parents 2 B will help you overcome the fears of learning this new skill, and be with you as you and your baby perfect this important bond.
Early Parenting Support
Continuity of care is essential for new parents and this service allows for Parents 2 B to support parents through their transition into parenthood – all from the comfort of their own home.
All parents would agree there is a large and often differing amount of confusing opinions, techniques and ideas when it comes to ‘advice’ on sleep and settling associated with babies. Parents 2 B will help you make sense of it, and learn what is best for you and your baby.
Registered Midwife. RM. Graduate Diploma Midwifery (ACU)
Childbirth Educator & Certificate IV Training & Education
Over the past 20 years, I have worked extensively in both private and public practice in Brisbane and on the Gold Coast.
My experience includes all facets of pregnancy, childbirth and early parenting including sleeping and feeding difficulties. To ensure my practice and knowledge remains at the forefront of maternity care, I continue to work in one of the Gold Coast’s leading obstetric practices: maintaining a good working relationship with many of the Gold Coast’s Obstetricians and Paediatricians.
I am also a mother of 3 children, and as a mother and as a midwife I am passionate about supporting families - which is how Parents 2 B was founded. I often get asked if I had the perfect labours and the perfect babies especially being in my line of work. Let me share something personal.
You will find lots of answers in my FAQ section
The Birth of Saniya I'm sharing a peaceful and powerful birth FILM today. There aren't enough words for this family. Their peace…their strength…and their love is nothing less than inspiring. Please watch and leave a kind word for this incredible mama and family. Amazing support provided by Denver Center for Birth and Wellness LLC. You Read More
The Belly Birth of Penelope Cesarean mamas are brave, beautiful and strong. As a birth photographer, I strongly will oppose anyone who says otherwise. (This mama's baby was breech but she wanted her body to go into labor before she had her cesarean. By the time she got checked in, she was nearly 7 centimeters. Read More
2016 Births Birth is beautiful. Birth is powerful. Birth can change our world.Honored to share my 2016 Highlight Video with you tonight (and yes, I even make a short appearance!) Posted by Monet Nicole – Birthing Stories on Monday, 26 December 2016
I am sure there will be many of you who will disagree with me – and that’s OK. If we all agreed life would be boring! BUT I am not so much a believer in the term ‘sleep regression’. Sorry. To me, terms ‘Sleep Regression’ and ‘Wonder Weeks’ belong in the same box. Let me Read More
All parents out there would agree with me about the large amount of differing and often confusing opinions, techniques and ideas when it comes to ‘advice’ on sleep & settling associated with babies. Why is there so much conflicting advice when it comes to sleep training? I am sure many of you have heard of Read More
I get many messages every week with parents talking about the Wonder Weeks. Am I the only one who thinks it’s a load of rubbish? I know many will disagree with me on this subject .. and that’s ok. I have been working with babies and parents for over 25 years …. I am just Read More
I go to many homes postnatally and find mum’s using nipple shields. Nipple shields maybe a temporary solution for sore & crack nipples BUT they only mask the underlying issue: incorrect/poor attachment. We need to investigate why there is pain, why there is nipple damage and why the baby is not correctly latching to the Read More
Why turn the monitor off? I get so many phone calls of mum’s stressing that their baby isn’t sleeping ….. “because they can see them on the monitor”. They describe that their baby is moving, opening and shutting their eyes, making noise and easily disturbed. Not crying or distressed – just active / moving. Read More
A common scenario I deal with on a daily basis is a baby that has slept well and then, all of a sudden isn’t sleep well and/or fighting the bedtime routine. I wish there was one answer for this issue. Unfortunately it can be one or even multiple issues that need to be considered. Questions Read More
PLEASE don’t get me wrong … having and bringing home a baby is the most exciting time of your life. You will never realise how much you can love something until you hold your baby in your arms (admittedly it may not be immediate as some babies, like my first, wasn’t how I had pictured Read More
On arrival to my first home visit today the mum was a little apprehensive. Why? She was told that I would make her baby cry for hours. So I wanted to write about my services and what Parents 2 B offers. My sleep and settling techniques are age dependent. I offer assistance with routines that Read More
There are a few signs: Taking longer to settle at bedtime Becoming increasingly upset when it is time to go to bed Refusing that 3rd sleep Your baby should be showing these signs consistently for 1 week before you make the decision to drop down to 2 sleeps a day.
A Cortisol rush is the body’s natural defence mechanism when it has run out of energy and needs to keep going. As adults we have all experienced a cortisol rush: working all day and then going out all night. On your way home you think you will sleep for hours because you are exhausted. BUT Read More
I am sure all parents out there would agree with me about the large amount of differing and often confusing opinions, techniques and ideas when it comes to ‘advice’ on sleep & settling associated with babies. Google, Facebook, publications, friends, family, health professionals … the list is endless when it comes to this ‘advice’. Parents Read More
Natural Induction of labour …………………. If you are reading this blog I can only assume 1 of 3 things; 1) you are over being pregnant, 2) you have gone over your due date, or 3) your doctor has started to indicate or discuss induction with you. The problem these days is that many pregnant women Read More
It is important to know that most babies are born perfectly healthy. However, occasionally a very small number of newborns might suffer a disorder and/or illness that are not obvious through routine antenatal screening processes, or even immediately at birth. The aim of routine screening tests offered to parents and their baby(s) is to help Read More
Being Dad: For 40 weeks mum has the opportunity to gradually bond with their baby as the baby grows and kicks (unfortunately usually in the early hours of the night). After birth this bond is strengthened through skin to skin contact and breastfeeding. A father can not feel his baby growing and kicking inside him Read More
Listeria is a bacterial infection transmitted from eating contaminated foods. With Australian food standards, Listeria infections are extremely rare. However, it is important that all pregnant women avoid high risk foods because of the significant risk they pose. Listeria crosses through the placenta to your baby and can lead to miscarriage, still birth, premature birth Read More
Being physically active is very important for our health and wellbeing. This is especially true post pregnancy, though it is important to start off gently and progress slowly. There have been significant changes to your body both during pregnancy, and the birthing process, some of which can take a few months to get back to Read More
Sleep promotes sleep! Babies thrive on predictability and learn from repetition Consistency is the vital key when it comes to sleep and settling. A good routine to follow is: Eat, play, sleep! Did you know that newborns to 6 weeks can only manage to stay awake 45 minutes to MAX 1 hour and should sleep Read More
When you have limited experience with babies everything about your baby seems unfamiliar, it is hard to have confidence to know what is normal and what is not. Besides this, healthy babies can cry for a couple of hours each day. In fact newborns can cry for no apparent reason for up to 3 hours Read More
Postnatal Depression; one of the most difficult parts? …. Asking for help. For the majority of women, childbirth is the most physical & emotional experience! Parents have mix emotions on the arrival of their baby: exhaustion (from the birth) and elation (following the birth). Men’s experience of pregnancy and birth is often different …. Read More
Mastitis is infection within your breast. Typically the signs are red, swollen, very tender breasts, fevers and flu like symptoms and/or blood in your breast milk. Early signs are often just a red area on your breast. This can be in the shape of a triangle as that is the area of breast tissue involved. Read More
We as women are not magically born with the knowledge to breastfeed. Breastfeeding is natural …. but so is walking and talking and neither of those skills happened overnight! Breastfeeding is something both mum & baby need to learn together. It takes time and persistence and sometimes a little extra help to get it right Read More
Before I fell pregnant (and yes I was a midwife) I used to think that morning sickness was all in the mind – psychological so to speak. Women would be telling me that they were vomiting and sick 24/7 ….but I never believed them. And then I fell pregnant! I honestly do not know why Read More
Pregnancy is a time when most women want to improve their health and regular physical activity can provide pregnant women with many benefits including health, social and emotional. The good news for those of you who were already active before conceiving; if you are healthy and have a non complicated pregnancy; you can generally continue Read More
I’m going to let you in on a little secret – newborns present plenty of challenges. Don’t get me wrong …. You will love your baby more than life itself but many parents I see (and am one of those myself) say that having a newborn is harder than they expected. So I am putting Read More
I am a little nervous to post this blog (a suggestion from one of my mum’s) as every baby is different and all families are different. So this is my PERSONAL opinion from my experience. It is not based on research, it is not evidence based …. This is just what I see when working Read More
It can not be stressed enough that the 1st hour of your baby’s life is so important. Please don’t spend it texting and phoning everyone informing them of his or her arrival …… Spend this magical time bonding with your precious new baby. Skin to skin contact is important not only for bonding, but for Read More
Labour is a long, long journey and there is no doubt that both of you…or should I say ‘all 3 of you’…will be absolutely exhausted. Having a baby is a emotional rollercoaster ride. Although you are worn out from the birth of your baby you are also so excited to finally meet your precious little Read More