A Touching Tribute to the Amazing Work of Neonatal Nurses with Premature Babies. Bravo!
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Neonatal Nurses Day may have been last week, but the accolades and appreciation are still going strong – especially on Facebook! With more than 1.9 million views, Kleenex’s video celebrating one of these amazing RN’s has proved to be a tear-jerker the world over. If you’re not completely sure what a neonatal nurse is or what these pros do, it’s...
Real Stories : The Rocky Road To A Vaginal Birth After C-Section
When this mum fell pregnant with her fourth baby, she wanted to do everything she could to finally have another vaginal delivery after three consecutive caesareans. Read what happened when she took matters into her own hands and how she overcame a myriad of medical recommendations against her choices to not only have a vaginal birth after c-section but an unassisted home...
Real Stories : This Mum Refused to Take Her Doctor’s Advice to Have an Abortion
You know when your kids become friends with someone at school that you’re bound to end up spending some time with their parents. Sometimes that’s a good thing and sometimes not so much. I have been lucky enough to grow my own network of friends from the families my sons have introduced me to. As it turns out, generally the...
Father’s Days – The Animated Memoir of a First Time Dad
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One first time dad has put together this moving animation about becoming a first-time father and the  journey it took him on, far different from that which he'd expected. Bob Moran, Political Cartoonist for the Sunday Telegraph, illustrates his helplessness as he spends time in neo-natal intensive care before his newborn daughter is diagnosed with cerebral palsy. Here is his honest, beautiful animation of his family’s story. Bob talks...
Real Birth Stories : Having Your Baby at 32 Weeks
It wasn't the most pleasant pregnancy. Being my first, I had no basis of comparison, but I knew I wasn't enjoying it. I was sick, uncomfortable, in pain. I was scared and stressed. But I was also thrilled and excited.  All in all, it was a pretty boring pregnancy to start with. At 30 weeks, I went for my usual check...
What It’s Really Like To Have a Caesarean
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Giving birth is typically an event for celebration. It is the creation and giving of life that is so beautiful and raw it channels an inner primal being within us that we never knew existed. For many women it will be the single most fulfilling life experience they will ever have and second only to the uninterrupted sleep they...
The Virtual Baby: What This Dad Does at the Birth Is Truly Special
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A Perth dad, working fly-in, fly-out (FIFO) in Queensland, has used virtual reality technology to witness the birth of his second chid, 4,000 kilometres from home.  Meet Jace Larke, an electrical contractor working in the Queensland mines.  With three mouths to feed back home in Perth, and another on the way, his FIFO roster of four weeks on, one week off, meant...
Heartbroken Parents Share Stillborn Daughter’s Photo Session
Photographer Lindsey Villatoro was contacted to photograph a less than ideal (but also very real) situation.  Emily and Richard Staley lost their daughter to stillbirth, so close to her due date.  Lindsey was asked to capture her delivery and subsequent precious moments after her stillborn birth. WARNING- these images are extremely emotional. The family wishes for these to be shared...
The Real “Must-Have” List to Pack into Your Hospital Bag
We asked, your told us! Here's our take on the most comprehensive (and realistic) list of what to pack in your hospital bag. Well at Mum Central, we value what our community has to say. We ask and we engage and we listen. We’ve put together a top 20 list which we have compiled from real mums. Some first timers,...
Excuse Me Miss, It’s Actually Labour Pain. You’re About To Have A Baby!
SARAH Currin beams like any other proud new mum.  But this new mum didn't realise she was pregnant until she was in labour. Sarah delivered a healthy baby girl at 37 weeks on May 1, after being rushed to hospital with suspected appendicitis.  The 25-year-old said she woke up in the morning feeling “a little bit off”, but decided to...