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June 11, 2019| Our Community /

First Birthday for Epworth Cousins

It’s been a year since we’ve been following sisters Alex and Jane’s bubs - Charlotte and Lola. It’s been a year since they both gave birth to their daughters, one at Epworth Freemasons and the other at Epworth Geelong. Let’s find out how life has changed since then.

May 2, 2019| Health and Wellbeing /

Male Infertility

One third of all infertility cases have been linked solely to issues with the male partner. Male infertility is a condition where the male in a relationship affects the child bearing ability of the woman.

April 10, 2019| Epworth News /

Epworth Nurses Lead Positive Change

Richmond Emergency Department Nurse Unit Manager Sheila Salonga is recognised for her leadership, after being nominated as a finalist in the 2019 HESTA Australian Nursing & Midwifery Awards.

February 28, 2019| Our Community /

Nine Months In, Nine Months Out

It’s hard to believe we’ve been following the journey of sisters and new mums - Alex and Jane for nine months now and we’re so grateful that they’re sharing the highs and lows of motherhood with us.

February 6, 2019| Health and Wellbeing /

Breastfeeding - Tips and Tricks

Breastfeeding - it’s not always a walk in the park, so we caught up with Clinical Midwife Specialist, Heather Anderson and Naturopath and Director of Franjo’s Kitchen, Jo Clark, to chat about their tips for getting the most out of your milk supply.

January 29, 2019| Our Community /

Surprise Delivery for Childbirth Education Class

At 35 weeks, Laura had just finished work the day before and still had a list of things to organise before her baby arrived. Both she and her husband, Ben were shocked that she had gone into labour, seemingly right on cue.

January 29, 2019| Epworth News /

Paying it Forward for Newborns

A very generous donation to Epworth Medical Foundation recently has allowed us to not only provide the very best to our mothers and babies, but also an opportunity to pay it forward.

December 19, 2018| Health and Wellbeing /

Tips for Keeping You and Bub Cool This Summer

With the weather warming up, it can be a challenging time keeping cool if you’re pregnant or have a new baby at home.

There are lots of ways, however, you can help to make both you and your baby more comfortable on hot days.

December 18, 2018| Health and Wellbeing /

Infertility

Trying for a baby can be the most exciting time in a couple’s lives, but for those facing infertility it can be frustrating, exhausting and downright heartbreaking. There are so many reasons for infertility; some are temporary and some are permanent, and so many can go undiagnosed for years without specialist attention.

December 17, 2018| Health and Wellbeing /

The Fourth Trimester

There can be a lot of pressure placed on new mums to adapt to life with a new baby, like a duck takes to water. From getting your little one to sleep through the night to mastering breastfeeding, the list of “shoulds” is long and unrealistic.

December 6, 2018| Our Community /

Barb and Her Handmade Goodies

Barb Heskey formed the first Friends of Freemasons Auxiliary in 2013 to raise funds from the Freemasons hospital. Since then she has raised over $17,000 which has gone a long way to improve the maternity unit at Epworth Freemasons.

November 30, 2018| Health and Wellbeing /

Hypnobirthing - Harness Your Mind During Labour

Hypnobirthing has been developed to support and empower women to birth their baby in a gentle and calm environment. After all, birth is a normal and natural part of life!

November 9, 2018| Health and Wellbeing /

Strengthening Your Pelvic Floor

To reduce the risk of incontinence, it’s essential to maintain the strength of your pelvic floor muscles. We look at some exercises to help you strengthen your pelvic floor.

October 24, 2018| Health and Wellbeing /

Maternity Wear

Congratulations on your growing bump! It’s such an exciting time and you’re no doubt feeling a mix of emotions...happy, scared, thrilled, tired! And a whole lot more! One thing you might be wondering about is how you’re going to dress your new shape. But we’re here to make that a little bit easier!

August 21, 2018| Epworth News /

One Big Mother’s Group at Epworth Geelong

Epworth Geelong extended world breastfeeding week into a whole month to protect, promote and support the breastfeeding journey.

To promote breastfeeding awareness and education across Greater Geelong, Epworth Geelong hosted ‘One big mother’s group’ – a complimentary high tea for new mums last Friday.