I wanted to let you know how much I enjoyed The Baby Manual videos. It is so useful to have the week by week content when you are looking after a newborn as it means you see things at just the right time. I also loved how realistic you and your guests were about life with a little baby, it was very reassuring to hear about all the things that don’t need to be fixed.
What can I say about The Baby Manual!!! Quite simply, words will never do justice to the support and information given to myself and my husband as we embarked on the incredibly nervous and exciting journey into parenthood.
With about 8 weeks before my due date I woke up one morning in a state of panic feeling completely overwhelmed with the thought of childbirth and what I actually needed to be doing once we had a baby in our home and were responsible for its survival! Thankfully I found the Pregnancy Manual online and began watching this relatable content.
Donna interviews her speakers and helps to explain that birth was a beautiful event and one to be looked at positively. She equipped us with tips and tricks for the pre-labour and labour experience and talked through what to expect – first from a best case labour and birth, and then what to expect if there were any complications, and what was likely to happen in the event that something did occur.
Since our beautiful healthy son arrived The Baby Manual has played an even more important part in our lives and frankly I can’t imagine a life without seeing Donna and her expert guests in it! After a few videos and a quick message on the facebook group my breastfeeding wobbles were fixed instantly and this has given me all the knowledge I need to confidently feed, nurse and support our baby the best way possible.
The time we have spent learning with The Baby Manual has meant no more time searching Dr Google or feeling confused from the countless well meaning, but poorly informed, parenting suggestions. The Baby manual has taught us to trust our gut instinct, we know our baby better than anyone!
Finally, Donna’s online tutorials are brilliant – we have watched them all numerous times, to learn and to reassure ourselves that we are on the right track for successfully raising our little one – thanks Donna and the team on The Baby Manual
Finding The Pregnancy Manual during our last trimester was an absolute lifesaver. The down to earth and simple advice and knowledge sharing meant that my wife and I went from naive to comfortable and confident about the birth of our first child and the weeks that followed.
Since the birth of our healthy and happy boy, The Baby Manual has continued to support us with tips and tricks that are helping with feeding, sleeping and everything in between – I couldn’t recommend The Baby Manual and the experts featured on it highly enough, she has gone above and beyond to ensure we have the tools needed to thrive in our new important roles as parents!”
A great course for mum breastfeeding or wanting to mix feed. The formula information helped me understand what I was choosing.
This is a greats course suitable for a first time mum or a family wanting to brush up on the basics.
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The Baby Manual connects you with a network that’s relevant to your circumstances, your challenges and your lifestyle.
Kate works privately at O&G in North Adelaide and publicly at WCH where she holds a senior position in the Women’s Physiotherapy Unit. Kate has a special interest in women’s health and pelvic floor rehabilitation.
Dr Anneliese Perkins
Obstetrician & Sonologist
Dr Anneliese Perkins strives to provide compassionate and professional obstetric care for women during pregnancy and childbirth, working with women and their partners to facilitate a successful and enjoyable birth process.
Baby Sensory provides ideas for creative play, massage, tummy time, movement, and music in simple practical ways that can be easily repeated at home.
In Australia, Stillbirth is the leading cause of infant death. Many of these deaths are preventable. Still Aware’s mission is to end preventable stillbirth through awareness and education.
Dr Briony Andrew
GP Obstetricians & Lactation Consultant
Her current professional passions are obstetrics and mother-baby care during the first year of life with expertise in the areas of breastfeeding medicine, infant sleep, unsettled infant behaviour and maternal anxiety and depression.
St John is a volunteer based organisation run entirely for the wellbeing of the South Australian community. They have kindly helped produce these videos to support new parents with great first aid and CPR information.
Sleep Consultant / Registered Midwife
As a qualified child sleep consultants and mother to our her precious little people, Sara brings a wealth of professional skills, knowledge and personal understanding of the many highs and lows that are often associated with being a new parent.
Dr Nathan Judd
As a Specialist Anaesthetist, Nathan Judd is an integral part of the Adelaide Anaesthetic Services team, providing services to around 60,000 people in South Australia’s private hospitals every year.
Brooke Michell is passionate about assisting people to bring about positive change in the sleeping patterns of their children, and feels that these changes can be gradual and respectful to both the child and their parents.
Dr Hayley Dohnt
Hayley is a Clinical Psychologist who has worked for many years assessing, treating and researching sleeping problems.
Jodie combines positive psychology, spirituality and practical experience to guide and mentor parents to get to the true heart of parenting.
Beck is a Women’s Health and Pelvic floor physiotherapist. Her passion is in helping women with dysfunctions such as incontinence, weakness, prolpase or pain, to regain confidence in their bodies and remain physically active through life.
Dr Chris Hughes
Obstetrician & Gynaecologist
Dr Chris Hughes is an Obstetrician and a Gynaecologist based in the Northern Suburbs of Adelaide. He is committed to providing education and support for all his expectant mums.
Dr Paul Lang
Paul has over 15 years’ experience as a consultant paediatrician, largely in private practice in Adelaide. He enjoys immensely the diverse spectrum of general paediatric medicine, ranging from new-born to adolescent care.
With many years of experience, Rebecca teaches baby massage, pre and postnatal massage, Aromatherapy and many other specialist services. Recently she has become an acupuncturist and Chinese Medicine specialist.
Dr Anthony Chitti
Anthony has particular interests in childhood learning, developmental and behavioural problems as well as neonatal medicine. He provides neonatal care at Calvary Hospital North Adelaide and Ashford Hospital.
Midwife & Lactation Consultant
Donna is the founding Director of MotherNurture and The Baby Manual, offering 16 years’ experience as a Registered Nurse/ Midwife and Lactation Consultant.
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