Birth Story: ‘My water broke in the hospital cafe’

Birth Story: ‘My water broke in the hospital cafe’

Sometimes the journey to parenthood isn’t a straight path. For Rachel and Mitch Graham, it was full of twists and turns. It took them 16 months to conceive their first child, Freya, who was born almost 8 weeks early. But their second baby was a completely different...
Birth Story: Mum gives birth in her car, ‘My poor Jeep’

Birth Story: Mum gives birth in her car, ‘My poor Jeep’

In labour and racing along the highway towards the hospital, Gayla Thompson was certain she wasn’t going to make it. Her husband Ryan was behind the wheel, and she gave him an ultimatum – speed up or call an ambulance. Convinced Gayla wasn’t actually in full labour,...
Birth Story: ‘My water broke at Kmart’

Birth Story: ‘My water broke at Kmart’

Like a scene out of an 80’s romcom, 34-weeks pregnant Amy Mclennan stood at the entrance of Kmart, water gushing down her legs and filling her shoes. In complete shock, the mum-of-one trotted off to the nearest loo, water continuing to trickle and her mind racing. Amy...
Stop! Put the hummus down if you’re pregnant

Stop! Put the hummus down if you’re pregnant

Food Standards Australia and New Zealand told Mum’s Grapevine it has updated its advice on pregnancy and food safety, following new recommendations released by the New Zealand Government. The advice for all Australian pregnant women is to avoid unpasteurised fruit...
82 things you may not think to pack

82 things you may not think to pack

The countdown to baby’s arrival is on. The nursery looks adorable, you’re fully stocked with nappies and baby wipes, and the house is squeaky clean. Now it’s time to follow our hospital bag checklist to ensure you’ve got all the essentials ready for your maternity...
Top 12 brands of maternity clothes in Australia

Top 12 brands of maternity clothes in Australia

Gone are the days when pregnancy clothing meant sacrificing all your style in the name of comfort. Australia’s fun, fashion-forward brands of maternity clothes are cosy, comfy and seriously cool – and we’ve put the very best of them in one handy spot for you. From...