Having a new baby is hard enough for any new mum… but having a baby during a Covid-19 lockdown presents so many more challenges.
Although we’re all staying at home and don’t have the same support systems in place, we don’t want our pregnant and new mums to feel alone or isolated. To help, we ran a couple of FREE Zoom sessions with Sarah Tooke, who is a registered Nurse, Midwife & Childbirth Educator, to help support you through pregnancy, childbirth and the first few months with your new baby.
During these sessions, Sarah openly shared her many years of experience to give down-to-earth and easy-to-follow advice.
Watch now: Bringing Baby Home
You’re pregnant, congratulations! This is a very exciting time, and you’re probably closely following your baby’s weekly development inside your tummy. But will you know what to do with your newborn baby after he or she arrives in the world?
Sarah Tooke ran a session for pregnant mums on Monday 13 September, which provides some basic knowledge about what to do when their baby is born. Sarah covered:
- Tips for bringing baby home
- Postnatal planning
- What hospitals look like now with the Covid lockdown
Watch now: Tips for the Fourth Trimester during Lockdown
This session is ideal for the mum who has just had a baby or due to have one in the next few months.
- How to look after yourself, whilst also caring for a new baby
- Tips for navigating the fourth trimester (during lockdown!)
- Normal newborn behaviour
Read Sarah’s practical guide to the Fourth Trimester here.
Sarah Tooke ran a Zoom Session on 30 August. If you missed it, you can watch the Zoom Replay here. Password: e9%@VzZJ
About Sarah Tooke
Sarah Tooke is a registered nurse, midwife, childbirth educator and Mum to two boys.
Sarah has worked at a leading Sydney private hospital for 15 years and currently co-ordinates their Emotional Wellbeing Program which has won industry awards.
In addition to this and facilitating hospital based antenatal Classes and Calmbirth, Sarah has offered private, in-home antenatal classes for more than 10years. She also runs small group workshops at Crows Nest and a selection of online childbirth and parenting programs.
Sarah’s online programs have supported many expectant and new parents through the current pandemic offering the best of blended learning styles. There are a choice of 3 programs to meet different needs and offer bite size module modules with the addition of live access to her in Q&A video calls to support the program. Sarah is joined by other experts such as lactation consultants, women’s health physios and parenting experts in her programs and health fund rebates are available depending on level of cover.
Throughout Sarah’s various roles, the consistent theme has been a passion for education, supporting expectant and new parents, continuous improvement of programs, excellent communication skills working as part of a team and being committed to the provision of high-quality clinical care.
Find out more on Sarah’s Childbirth Education Online website.