Resources

Drugwatch.com - is a comprehensive Web site featuring extensive information about medications, drug interactions, and drug side effects. The most recent pregnancy drug alert is from Accutane, it causes birth defects, premature births, and death in babies whose mothers took the drug while they were pregnant. www.drugwatch.com/accutane/side-effects.php

 

Birthsong

Providing hypnobirthing, student doula and blessingway services on the Gold Coast.

Hypnobirthing allows the mother to gain an understanding of how the

Birthing muscles work in perfect harmony--as they were designed to—when the mother's body is sufficiently relaxed and she trusts birth. As a Doula, I accompany women in labour to help ensure a safe and satisfying birth experience. I draw upon my knowledge and experience to provide emotional support, physical comfort and communication with your health care provider to ensure you have the information needed to make informed decisions in labour.

I can provide reassurance and perspective to you and your partner, make suggestions for labour progress, and help with relaxation, massage, positioning and other techniques for comfort.

Similar to how baby showers are for babies; blessingways are for mothers. A chance for meaningful women in the mother’s life come together, support and celebrate her journey into motherhood (again).

www.birthsweet.com www.birthsong.com.au

 

Artist and author Chrissy Butler offers for sale her unique

Children’s books and artwork that celebrate peaceful birthing & parenting.

Chrissy's artwork & books embrace: Co sleeping, Cloth nappy, Homebirth with involved siblings, Full term breastfeeding and more...

It is impossible not to be completely drawn in by the warmth, charm and magic of this beautiful children's book... Author Chrissy Butler

has gifted us with what is probably the BEST homebirth book for families."

> The Mother - Issue 22 May/June 2007

 Chrissy's illustrations are magic in themselves..."

> Australian Midwifery News - Volume 6 Number 4

www.chrissybutler.com

 

 

Green purchasing made easy

 

Going Green Solutions is a family run business whose aim is to make it easy for businesses & households alike to purchase sustainable products. Going Green Solutions evolved from our own desire to integrate a more sustainable and healthy way of living into our home, work and lifestyle. We found there were many fantastic and innovative products available to suit our needs but that we had to search high and low for them! We wanted to source all of these things in one place - and this is what we now offer to you, via our online eco-store and shop-front in Hurstbridge. We help make your own green purchasing journey easy for you, by supplying a complete range of sustainable and environmentally friendly alternatives in one place, that we hope will meet most of your everyday needs. www.goinggreensolutions.com.au

 

NatureFit sells a range of holistic lifestyle products for those those of you seeking to create a healthier lifestyle. Their aim is to empower their customers to take greater control of their self-care through the sharing of information, education and endorsement of resources they have available… www.naturefit.com.au

 

Organic Babe - Organic Babe & Kids Organic Cotton Baby Wear, where busy mums can shop for quality organic cotton baby and children’s clothing. www.organicbabe.com.au

 

New Mum Gifts- MamaBabyBliss offers a fantastic range of pregnancy products and mum to be gifts. www.mamababybliss.com/shop.php

 

Yoga Babes & Mother Me- Yoga Babes is run by Yoga teacher and infant massage therapist, Katie Brown.

Katie, a mother-of-three, has produced a 70-minute DVD -Yoga for Pregnancy and Birth which includes two Yoga routines, a baby bonding relaxation and a section on how to use breathing, Yoga positions and labour massage in childbirth. It is $29.95.

 She has also released two relaxation CDs for mums-to-be and new mums. Each CD features original music by Ian Cameron Smith and runs for 65 minutes with three beautiful guided relaxations. The CDs cost $25 each.

 She also offers pre and post-natal yoga classes, baby yoga, infant massage and workshops.

 Katie is also the author of Mother Me – a self-help guide for new mums. Mother Me is published by Pan Macmillan and has received fabulous reviews. For more information visit www.motherme.com.au www.yogababes.com.au

 

Pure baby-beautifully organic- Beautiful organic baby wear, kid swear and sleepwear. www.purebaby.com.au

 

Buy Organic- Buy Organic provides information about organic products and why they are better for our children, the environment, and us. Our aim is to find quality products, which contain natural and organic ingredients and make them available to you. We source the best products from within Australia and, when not available locally, from overseas. www.buyorganic.com.au

 

AROMABABY- Aromatherapy based natural skin care for mother, baby and the whole family.

All natural baby skincare produced entirely in Australia offering a choice of pure and gentle aroma-free or therapeutic grade (essential oil) aromatic product.

Used in select hospitals in several countries. www.aromababy.com contact: info@aromababy.com

 

Baby Eco store- The Baby Eco Store range is carefully selected to nurture both baby and our environment with products certified organic where possible: Organic cotton baby clothing, blankets, and toys. Organic & natural baby care, bath wash, baby massage & sunscreens, wooden toys, cloth nappies, gifts, & products to pamper Mum! www.babyecostore.com.au contact: babyeco@optusnet.com.au

 

ECOdirect- We offer parents the best choice of eco friendly, biodegradable and natural baby products. All items stocked are tested against competitor brands to ensure we provide our customers only the best: best for your baby and our environment. www.ecodirect.com.au contact: info@ecodirect.com.au

 

GAIA SKIN NATURALS - PURE, NATURAL, ORGANIC SKINCARE. Proudly Australian made, our products are tailored for sensitive skin, combining natural and certified organic oils and extracts all chosen for their abilities to be gently cleansing, moisturizing and soothing.  Our gorgeous scents use are blended using certified organic pure essential oils, selected to provide you with pleasant aromas that will satisfy your senses and benefit your skin. www.gaiaskinnaturals.com contact: info@gaiaskinnaturals.com 

 

Discount Baby Gates- Baby Gates and Child Safety products by KidCo with Free Shipping. http://www.baby-gates-direct.com Contact:  vicky.seo@gmail.com

 

The askanaturopath website is a free information website where people have the opportunity to ask health related questions and receive a personal reply directly from two professional naturopaths.  This website service was designed with the intention of providing unbiased researched information to help educate people concerning their health and to improve their lives. www.askanaturopath.com

 

Crimson home and giftware - "As unique as you are"

If you’re looking for something special, different or maybe just plain fun.... you’ve come to the right place! www.crimsongifts.com.au

 

Managing Stress: A Guide for College Students http://www.uhs.uga.edu/stress/relax.html

Relaxation Guide for Stressed Students http://www.studentsover30.com/relaxation-guide-for-stressed-students/