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  • Birthwise Ante-natal and parenting course based in Mayo. Welcome.
    our commitment to you BOOK YOUR COURSE NOW ONE DAY ALL INCLUSIVE ANTENATAL PARENTING COURSE Small groups 1 to 1 instruction Held on Saturdays Up to date evidence based information Practical demonstrations Relaxed and fun atmosphere Highly qualified experienced midwife Approved by health insurers Course OVERWIEW Your Pregnancy The Birth of Your Baby After Your Baby is Born Your Post natal Recovery Read full course content Eating Wisely in Pregnancy Now you are pregnant you have an increased need for energy to help 1 Your baby grow 2 Fulfil your own needs as your body changes in response to your pregnancy Pregnant women need approximately 2 500 calories a day Read more Induction to Labour During pregnancy your baby is surrounded by a fluid filled membrane sac which offers protection whilst he or she is developing in the uterus womb The fluid inside the membrane is called amniotic fluid In preparation for labour the cervix softens and shortens This is sometimes referred to as ripening of the cervix Read more The Natural Way Breastfeeding The Natural Way Imagine that the world had invented a new dream product to feed and immunise everyone born on earth Imagine also that it was available everywhere required no storage or delivery and helped mothers to plan their families and reduce the risk of cancer Read more Highly qualified midwife For the last 13 years I have worked as a midwife in Ireland and abroad I have the privilege of meeting and assisting labouring women and their partners everyday to bring their newborn baby into this world I am educated to master s degree MSc level My expertise is drawn from my knowledge and experiences of helping child bearing women to labour to the best of their ability and to care for their baby Fun

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  • Testimonials
    hand of delivering this baby Thanks to this course Found it amazing interesting and knowledgeable I would definitely recommend any mothers to be to attend Mother Really enjoyed this course learned a lot more about labour and after care of course to friends the baby I would definitely recommend this course to friends Mother Great all round presentation hands on etc I would definitely recommend it to friends Father Down to earth person doing the course very easy going explained and answered any questions asked clearly I would definitely recommend this course Father Great day Very interesting and covered all points of interest for us I would definitely recommend it Mother Found practical demonstrations Bathing Feeding excellent and learnt a lot of new information Father Really impressed with the whole day Thank You The most important part of course for me was preparing for the actual birth I would definitely recommend this course to a friend Mother Professionally given course very well presented The most important part of course for me was emergency response resuscitation choking first aid emergency numbers baby delivered at home etc I would recommend this course to a friend Father Excellent and practical advice The most important part of course was labour and breastfeeding information would definitely recommend this course Thanks for all the advice Mother Very relaxed atmosphere and practical advice Stages of labor labour techniques and exercises were the most important part of course for me Yes I would recommend this course Mother Found it very well presented highly recommend it to others Mother Good balance of topics very practical Mother I found the course very interesting and the instructor very good and helpful The most important part for me was baby first aid and manual handling of the baby Would definitely recommend it

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  • Links
    line to let us know La Leche League of Ireland Breastfeeding Help and Information Mum 365 Your hospital list provider Rollercoaster ie Pregnancy and Parenting Forums Buy4Baby ie Online Baby Supplies Breastfeeding Support Post Natal Depression Support Group Family Planning Information BreastCheck website Sudden Infant Death Syndrome SIDS Information Irish Multiple Birth Association Miscarriage Association of Ireland Cuidiú Irish Childbirth Trust National Childcare Directory Parenting Support Guidance Breastfeeding Support Breast

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  • Contact Us
    for your message Message Please let us know your message Please Type the following 4 characters and click submit Refresh Invalid Input Send Message Contact info Marcella Gavin R G N R M H DIP Hons MSc Midwifery MHSc Advanced Practice in Midwifery Tel 087 2801492 Email This email address is being protected from spambots You need JavaScript enabled to view it This email address is being protected from spambots

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  • Birthwise Ante-natal and parenting course based in Mayo. Welcome.
    our commitment to you BOOK YOUR COURSE NOW ONE DAY ALL INCLUSIVE ANTENATAL PARENTING COURSE Small groups 1 to 1 instruction Held on Saturdays Up to date evidence based information Practical demonstrations Relaxed and fun atmosphere Highly qualified experienced midwife Approved by health insurers Course OVERWIEW Your Pregnancy The Birth of Your Baby After Your Baby is Born Your Post natal Recovery Read full course content Eating Wisely in Pregnancy Now you are pregnant you have an increased need for energy to help 1 Your baby grow 2 Fulfil your own needs as your body changes in response to your pregnancy Pregnant women need approximately 2 500 calories a day Read more Induction to Labour During pregnancy your baby is surrounded by a fluid filled membrane sac which offers protection whilst he or she is developing in the uterus womb The fluid inside the membrane is called amniotic fluid In preparation for labour the cervix softens and shortens This is sometimes referred to as ripening of the cervix Read more The Natural Way Breastfeeding The Natural Way Imagine that the world had invented a new dream product to feed and immunise everyone born on earth Imagine also that it was available everywhere required no storage or delivery and helped mothers to plan their families and reduce the risk of cancer Read more Highly qualified midwife For the last 13 years I have worked as a midwife in Ireland and abroad I have the privilege of meeting and assisting labouring women and their partners everyday to bring their newborn baby into this world I am educated to master s degree MSc level My expertise is drawn from my knowledge and experiences of helping child bearing women to labour to the best of their ability and to care for their baby Fun

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  • Read full course content
    excellence in her field and understands in great depth the nuances of pregnancy labour and childbirth Marcella currently works in the Labour ward and is acutely aware of the needs and expectations of mothers and their partners at the point of birth She holds a MSc in Midwifery from Trinity College Dublin and was one of the first midwives in Ireland to achieve a MHSc in Advanced Midwifery Practice from National University of Ireland Galway She is an expert presenter and delivers huge amounts of information in a fun and friendly way to her clients Always in good humour she is always ready to share a laugh with expectant mothers fathers As well as being an expert in the field of Midwifery Marcella is an experienced mother of three girls This real life experience has given her the ability to create a full and balanced view on pregnancy birth and early parenting She has put her knowledge and skills in the area of breastfeeding to great use with her own children feeding them each for over a year Marcella understands better than anyone the value and challenges yet wonderful satisfaction associated with breastfeeding BOOK YOUR COURSE NOW Prev Latest Blog

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  • Eating Wisely in Pregnancy
    grain breads and cereals seaweed prunes dark green vegetables eggs Vitamin A healthy skin good eyesight growing bones carrots dark leafy greens sweet potatoes Vitamin C healthy gums teeth and bones assistance with iron absorption citrus fruit broccoli tomatoes fortified fruit juices Vitamin B6 red blood cell formation effective use of protein fat and carbohydrates pork ham whole grain cereals bananas Vitamin B12 formation of red blood cells maintaining nervous system health meat fish poultry milk Note vegetarians who don t eat dairy products need supplemental B12 Vitamin D healthy bones and teeth aids absorption of calcium fortified milk dairy products cereals and breads Folic acid blood and protein production effective enzyme function green leafy vegetables dark yellow fruits and vegetables beans peas Fat body energy stores meat whole milk dairy products margarine vegetable oils Note limit fat intake to 30 or less of your total daily calorie intake What is a normal weight gain in pregnancy Guidelines for recommended weight gain in pregnancy is usually about 12 14kgs This is broken down into 2 3kgs 6 5 7lbs in the first 20 weeks then 0 5kg 1lb per week until the birth While these figures may be true for some women it is not the case for all so try not to get stressed or obsessive about it The general rule though certainly not a hard and fast one is If you were a normal body weight pre pregnancy you should gain 12 15 kgs 25 35 lbs If you were underweight before pregnancy you may be advised to gain a bit more 12 5 18kgs 28 40lbs If you were overweight before pregnancy you may be advised to gain a bit less 7 11 5kgs 15 25lbs If you are a teenage mum you will be encouraged to

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  • Induction to Labour
    shortens This is sometimes referred to as ripening of the cervix Before or during labour the membranes rupture break releasing the fluid This is often referred to as your waters breaking During labour the cervix dilates widens and the uterus contracts to push your baby out In most pregnancies labour starts naturally between 37 and 42 weeks leading to the birth of the baby Induction of labour is a process designed to start labour artificially When is induction recommended When it is felt that you or your baby s health is likely to benefit you may be offered and recommended to an induction of labour On average about one in five labours are induced There are a number of reasons why induction may be offered and recommended For example if you have diabetes or pre eclampsia high blood pressure If you are healthy and have had a trouble free pregnancy induction of labour may be offered if your pregnancy is more than 41 weeks your waters break before labour starts There are a variety of methods that can be used to induce labour You may be offered one or all of the methods mentioned below depending on your individual circumstances

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