Here are some useful links for pregnancy & baby services in the sutherland shire

Twinkle Toes Baby Hand and Feet Sculptures – Cronulla/Sutherland (Blake Paxton) By appointment only at Caringbah, we make customised Baby Hand and Feet Sculptures, Facial Sculptures, Bronzing (ie: Shoe, Dummy, Hospital ID Band), we also sell frames to match your custom made sculpture (ie: for a photo or birth certificate) and Gift Vouchers perfect for a baby shower, a new bubba’s arrival, Christenings, Naming Day, Birthday’s etc… “We’ll help you to remember”

ShireMuma – Blake Paxton It’s all about life in “The Shire” as a muma ShireMuma is a place to share about all things pregnancy, birth, breastfeeding, baby, toddler, child and family related Share ideas, things to do, places to go, recipes, craft and much, much, more… A place to come for muma to muma support, suggestions and words of encouragement

Sydney Aquanatal – Donna Lohmeyer Sydney Aquanatal conducts pregnancy specific aqua classes in the Sutherland Shire and other Sydney locations. All classes are run by Donna, who is a midwife and fitness/aquanatal instructor. An aquanatal class includes low impact exercise, relaxation, and active birth preparation. Classes are a great way to exercise safely at your own pace, stay active during pregnancy, and network with other pregnant mums.

Rock-A-Bye Baby Equipment Hire – Danyle Guerreiro Rock-a-bye Baby is Sydney’s only luxury nursery equipment hire service, offering an extensive range of  high-end contemporary nursery pieces for hire for home or holidays.

Transition into Parenthood & Calmbirth – Julie Clarke Julie Clarke - conducting wonderful active birth and calmbirth courses in Sylvania, only 20 minutes south of Sydney Airport. A good range of options for TIP courses: either 8 weeks 1 evening per week or 2 x Saturdays (Condensed) or 1 Sunday (Super condensed) visit her website for full details. The Calmbirth Sylvania courses are held on 2xSaturdays or 2xSunday. A daytime weekday course will be held 2xFriday on the 16 and 3 November, 2012. Telephone her on (02) 9544 6441 6am to 10pm daily. Her calmbirth courses are the most reasonably priced and a good generous discount applies if you book a combined booking of both of her courses. Definitely recommended.

Kirrawee Natural Care Clinic – Julie & Ryan Day Kirrawee Natural Care Clinic is a family-friendly, family-owned natural health clinic located in the beautiful Sutherland Shire of Sydney.  Offering a unique and effective chiropractic approach called Torque Release Technique, and combining this with holistic guidance in the areas of nutrition, exercise and emotional wellbeing in order to help you achieve your health goals.

Pause Yogalates –Annie Wisbey Pause YogaPilates in Cronulla is more than a yoga and pilates studio, it’s a sanctuary where you can retreat from the busy world. Unite your mind body and spirit through exercise, breathing and meditation. This will have a positive impact on the way you live. Your whole mind body and spirit will feel the health benefits of yoga.  Pre and post-natal classes available.

Sutherland Osteopathy – Kerrin Murnane At Sutherland Osteopathy we focus on making you feel better and function better after every treatment.  We appreciate that your body is capable of self-maintenance and self-repair, sometimes it just needs some addition help.  We provide this help with manual therapy techniques such as myofascial release, spinal manipulation, MET, stretching, dry needling and more.  So if your neck or back is aching, your body feels stiff in the mornings, you have a specific pain, or maybe you just don’t feel great; you may benefit from our treatment.

Birth in Balance – Briony Howland  Birth in Balance is the Shire’s specialist natural therapies clinic, supporting you and your family throughout pregnancy, birth and beyond.  Their services include nutritional advice, fertility and pre-conception care, children’s health, massage therapies, doula (birth support), infant massage classes, nutrition presentations and workshops.

Essential Birth Consulting – Private Midwifery Care with Melissa Maimann, Eligible Midwife  Gold-Standard Pregnancy & Birth Care: work in partnership with your own midwife, receiving care that is centred on your unique needs and choices.  Obstetric back-up is a feature of your care, so you have the reassurance of a known and trusted obstetrician too!  Midwifery care is affordable as Medicare benefits are available.  Birthing services are provided at Westmead Public Hospital where you’d be admitted as a private patient, and homebirth is also supported.  Water birth, active birth, drug-free birth, VBAC, vaginal twin and breech birth are all available.  Private health insurance is not essential, even for hospital birth, and you do not need to reside in Westmead’s catchment area to receive care through this model.   

Elly TaylorBecause babies don’t come with instructions and parents need all the help we can get! Loving, Learning and Growing Together – The Essential Relationship Guide for Parents. Becoming Us walks couples through the myriad of changes to life and love that normally come with a having a baby and shows them how to continue to work together in ways that bring the whole family closer together.

Birth Partner – Nicole Ronay-Sudin Birth Partner helps make your birth easier.  They hire and sell a range of products to help with labour, pregnancy and your newborn, including TENS, tie on heat packs, maternity braces, breastfeeding pillows, breastpumps, baby carriers, and much more.