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New online tool for mums-to-be

16 Nov 2011

Queensland mums-to-be have a new online and interactive tool to help them decide which birth facility suits them best.   Called Birthplace, the tool is part of the work the Queensland Centre for Mothers and Babies (QCMB) is doing to enhance maternity care in Queensland. Research Fellow Ms Rachel Thompson,… Read More

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Have your say on maternity care in Queensland!

15 Nov 2011

The first babies have already been born to mothers who wish to share their story in the Having a Baby in Queensland 2012 Survey. All women having a baby in Queensland from October 2011 until January 2012 (about 25,000 of you) will be invited to participate. The survey program allows… Read More

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Maternity Consumer Rep Training Program

15 Nov 2011

Want to know how to improve your local pregnancy, birth and post-natal care options?   By Justine Brookes Justine Brookes is a mother of a lively one-year old, lives on the Sunshine Coast and is a member of Friends of the Birth Centre. She attended the first training workshop for… Read More

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WISE Guidelines to be launched in December

15 Nov 2011

The Centre’s Maternity Care Communication and Collaboration Project has developed a guidebook aimed at ways for ways maternity care providers can share information professionally later this year. The guidelines, to be launched in December, follow an approach dubbed “WISE”, where communication with women and other care providers should be: Woman… Read More

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South West Queensland Visit

15 Nov 2011

Earlier this month, QCMB staff members Aleena, Ashleigh and Aimée were on the road in South West Queensland to promote the upcoming 2012 Having a Baby in Queensland survey. We flew to Charleville to begin a week-long road trip back to Brisbane, visiting Roma, St George and Chinchilla along the… Read More

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Centre welcomes new Director

15 Nov 2011

Director Professor Sue Kruske commenced as QCMB’s new Director in October. Sue brings a broad range of knowledge and skills to the role. Sue is originally a Queenslander, growing up in Brisbane and undertaking her general nursing training at the Royal Brisbane Hospital from 1981-84. She left Brisbane in 1987… Read More

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Happy Fathers Day

04 Sep 2011

The Queensland Centre for Mothers & Babies would like to wish all our Queensland dads a very happy Father’s Day on Sunday 4th September. Read More

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Seeking Expressions of Interest

01 Aug 2011

Midwife for Childbirth Education at Young Parents Program Young Parents Program (Brisbane) is seeking to employ a Midwife or NACE registered Childbirth Educator to provide Childbirth Education for this weekly Pregnancy Group in Kedron. The group is for young women 19 years and under who are having their first baby. Read More

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We need your help!

01 Aug 2011

The Centre is keen to find out what you think of the Having a Baby in Queensland website, which aims to support women and their families to make decisions during pregnancy, labour, birth and after birth. Is the website useful?Is it easy to use?Does the website help you… Read More

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Does exercise affect my breast milk production?

01 Aug 2011

by Yvette Miller, QCMB Research Fellow Have you ever wondered if exercising too much will affect the quality and quantity of your breast milk? Studies in the early 1990s seemed to suggest that a build up of lactic acid in the breast milk may be responsible for reduced output(1). However,… Read More

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