Beautiful, Comfortable, Performance Underwear – Everyday – Everywhere
email: email@example.com phone: 0409 001 543
We are an online retail business selling Dear Kate’s beautiful & comfortable wicking, leak-resistant and stain-releasing underwear & yoga shorts/pants – there are a choice of 2 linings – Mini (which holds up to 1 teaspoon of fluid) or Full (which holds up to 3 teaspoons of fluid except in the Thong, which holds the same as the Mini lining)
0418 140 180
What services/product do you provide?
Delicate Days is a Home Organisation, De-clutter, support and care Service.
Delicate days takes the stress out of a mum’s day, it lightens the burden, eases the juggle and makes life more pleasurable. Short term help such as folding washing, putting on dishwasher/emptying dishwasher, sterilising bottles etc is affordable and your jobs around the house can be done in a jiffy! We can do gift vouchers which are such a great present idea for any new mums.
Are you baby/child friendly?
We are completely Baby/Child Friendly,
Do you have any advice/comments for our Mums?
Every mum deserves to have time and space. Exercise is a great way to feel good and energised. Delicate days is the perfect choice for support and care as you can afford yourself 1 or 2 hrs of help and feel fantastic for the rest of the day.
Any other valuable information for our Mums to know about your business?
Delicate days is a unique concept in home organisation, support and care as there are many agencies for help but none of them offer short term help by experienced mums who have had children and understand fragility and exhaustion and just get the job done.
Hello Mamas is a localised social application where mums can connect and meet up with like-minded
women. We match mothers on common interests and take the anxiety out of making mum friends. We aim
to enable mums to build their own local support network.
How might these services be help our Mums?
Hello Mamas aims to empower mothers to stay social and build a strong support network. We enable
mothers to use our platform to plan playdates and organise socials – whether that’s through exercise groups,
hobbies, coffee catch ups.
Do you have any advice/comments for our Mums?
Staying social throughout motherhood is so important to help build a strong network of friends who can help
you get through the rough times and understand you. Getting out and staying fit and having adult contact
helps promote positivity and healthy living. We want to empower mums to stay social and have fun doing it.
Is there any other valuable information for our Mums to know about your business?
Whether you are going through family challenges, facing isolation or loneliness, or just needing more
mummy friends, we can help you. Hello Mamas is a social networking site that takes the stress out of meeting other mums and finding playdates via proprietary geolocation and personality matching technology.
Visit www.hellomamas.com to learn more, and follow us for updates on Facebook and Twitter.
Mums ‘n Fitness Wear
Lynsay Graham (Founder)
Mums ‘n Fitness Wear is the first Active Wear Brand in Australia Inspired by & Designed specifically for Mothers. We embrace sizes XS to 2XL with our promise to “Bring comfort, confidence & motivation to your health & fitness journey”
How might these Mums ‘n fitness wear help our mums?
Our products have been altered to ensure the perfect fit for Mums, which then provides a comfortable workout without having to pull up or pick out! Our high waist compression leggings give maximum support and hold around the mid section, with sweat wicking fabric for that intense work out. Our leggings are also squat tested which allows for the ultimate squat and no one can see through!
Do you have any special offers our mums could benefit from?
At the moment we have Free Shipping Applied to every Full Set, Inpo Tank Top & Full Length Leggings Australia Wide. Cost for a Full Set is $100.
Do you have any advice/comments for our Mums?
“You are capable of amazing things!” This is a favourite quote of ours that we live by daily… and a lovely reminder to all of our own followers & customers.
Any other valuable information for our Mums to know about Mums ‘n fitness wear?
At Mums ‘n Fitness Wear we embrace Mothers from Day 1 of their journey right up until they have reached their goals. It is important to us that every woman has something comfortable, bright and fun to wear when they are ready to begin, this was the reason why Mums ‘n Fitness Wear was created. It is our promise to ensure you are comfortable, confident & motivated while wearing our products.
1300 30 38 34
Doctor To You in the comfort of your own home, after-hours, home visit doctor 100% bulk-billed for all Medicare cardholders.
Doctors To You is perfect for sick children at night – they can get a doctor to you in the after-hours, weekends and public holidays.
Don’t wait at the hospital, we can get a DOCTOR TO YOU – Children feeling unwell?
- Saturdays from midday
- Sundays & Public Holidays – 24 hours.
- Available Weekdays 6pm-8am
Total Capture Photography www.totalcapture.com.au Stephanie Reiter 0400 652 233 firstname.lastname@example.org www.facebook.com/TotalCapture www.instagram.com/stephaniereiter_totalcapture www.pinterest.com/stephreiterTCP Total Capture provide professional photography, professional hair and make up, digital images, prints, wall art, gift vouchers, maternity newborn packages and more. Stephanie specialises in portrait photography that includes: families, kids, couples, maternity, newborn, females and personal branding. Photo shoots take place in the studio or on location such as a park, beach or in the comfort of their own home. She loves getting to know my clients personally to create the most natural and authentic portraits and believe every shoot should be as unique as the individual. Sessions include a pre-styling consultation with tips and styling advice. She gives full direction so clients relax and feel comfortable as shoots are loads of fun. A make up artist can be arranged by request for those wanting to be pampered. Images are viewed on a private online gallery in the comfort of their own home. Is Total Capture baby/child friendly business? Yes of course! She has been photographing families for over 7 years so I’m very experienced and flexible with mums and kids needs. Do you have any special offers you would like to offer Shape Up Mums clients? Yes, I’ve got a special offer just for Shape Up Mum clients: $99 one hour photo shoot + 8×10” print. Do you have any advice/comments for our Mums? Kids grow up so fast and it’s really important to capture beautiful memories of them and the whole family. Invest in family photography because it will become a family heirloom passed down for generations to come. A lifelong love of photography became working life as a portrait photographer in both studio and natural light environments. Stephanie has full accreditation with the Australian Institute of Professional Photography (AIPP) and specialise in portrait, wedding, event and commercial photography. She loves to chat so feel free to contact me for more information.
Sessions can be held at a location of client’s choice in and around Melbourne
Wunderkind Mentoring is run by Francesca. Her mission is to inspire women across Melbourne to take control of their lives and set a clear direction for success. As a qualified and experienced counsellor I have distilled best practices in sustainable mentoring in order to empower my clients to realise their full potential.
Her clients are ready for a change of direction already having identified that their old work role does not suit them anymore. Some of herclients are mothers who, having dedicated a major portion of their time and energy to raising their children to school age, are seeking to redefine themselves. Other clients find Wunderkind Mentoring after taking a redundancy package or long service leave.
The one-on-one mentoring sessions are designed to find clarity on your values and beliefs, and equip you with tools to turn them into measurable and achievable goals. I help you explore whether your passions could be turned into a career or even an own business so you find a job that truly excites you!
PH 0415 402 230
Nicolle Kennedy Photography specialise in children and Family fine art portrait photography. Prints, albums, folio boxes plus much more. She has an amazing talent for capturing a beautiful family portraits in a unique way.
Nicolle is a photographer, digital artist and lover of documenting life. She is blessed with two precious and cheeky children who inspire her every day.
She works with natural light (including in my studio) which creates a beautiful luminous quality. My style is contemporary-vintage, romantic, whimsical and a touch rock n roll.
These precious years pass us by so quickly, our children grow so fast, my vision is to capture them with personality, beauty and creativity. Capturing a glimpse of time, made tangible to hold forever.
See some of Nicolle’s amazing work below, and for more check out her website and facebook page.
190A Canterbury Road
Canterbury VIC 3126
Phone: 9836 9942
Nestled in beautiful Canterbury Gardens Playstation Inc. provides quality occasional care for children aged 6 weeks to 5 years. The centre is divided into two separate areas, the Nursery and Preschool, which have their own dedicated room and playground, allowing for age appropriate toys, play and experiences. Their programs, which are carefully designed to promote independence and creativity and build self-esteem and confidence, are planned and implemented by trained and experienced staff.
Numerous Shape Up Mums families have utilised PlayStation Canterbury, and can only give positive feedback about the lovely and warm, friendly staff that make the centre such an asset to the area.
Playstation Canterbury runs occasional care from 9.00-12.00pm Monday-Friday, and 1.00-4.00pm Monday and Friday. They also run a whistlestoppers programs for 3 year olds on Tuesday and Thursday afternoon.
On a personal note, I cannot recommend this centre more highly. My girls have always loved Playstation, and they can’t wait to get their for their morning of fun. Both of them tend to forget to say ‘Goodbye’ to mums, as they are so excited to see their friends, and the lovely staff!
For those that doesn’t know our Shape Up Mums trainers well, you might not realise that all our trainers are first and foremost MUMS!
We aim to employ mums as our trainers, and these women understand what our clients (YOU) have been through. They know what labour, giving birth, post-natal recovery, pelvic floor concerns, sleep deprivation, breastfeeding issues, settling babies, and the general ups and downs of being a mum are all about. All of these fantastic trainers have many things in common, however what makes them amazing trainers for Shape Up Mums is they all want to make a difference to other mums lives. They want to help mums achieve a happy and healthy lifestyle, by achieving their health and fitness goals. Does this sound like you????
We now have two trainers that started as clients with Shape Up Mums! We love that they ‘loved’ Shape Up Mums so much, that they completed their Certificate III and Certificate IV in fitness, and became Shape Up Mums trainers.
As we are a business that is run by Mums for Mums, we understand the demands of being a mum. We are understanding when it comes to each trainer’s individual’s availability. We are also open to trainers bringing their babies and children to sessions. We offer great flexibility, and freedom to be the mum you want to be – whilst working at the same time!
If you are currently considering your employment options as a new mum, we’d love to chat with you about the potential of working as a personal trainer for Shape Up Mums.
Shape Up Mums loves employing mums. All we need to start a new location is a trainer that’s passionate and understanding to help mums!
Light Space Yoga
Level 1, 346 Belmore Road
p. 9857 3644
Light Space Yoga studio is a sanctuary where you can practise yoga in a beautiful and light-filled environment. We are especially proud of the beautiful community of students and teachers, but also the welcoming ambience of the studio, which has been designed and styled in collaboration with stylist, Sage x Clare. Our cosy living room is perfect for a cuppa after class!
No matter what your level of experience, our teachers will guide you through your practice offering individual attention and plenty of support.
Learn more here about the benefits of yoga – www.lightspaceyoga.com.au/new-students/benefits-of-yoga
Are you a baby/child friendly business? (Can Mums bring their children, could they change a nappy or breastfeed if needed?)
To the mums and bubs classes, absolutely! Introducing your baby to mums and bubs yoga at an early age is a wonderful way to nurture and enhance your new relationship.
For mum, the yoga provides a place with other mums to honour your emotions and the beautiful (but sometimes challenging!) journey of motherhood. For your baby, it’s a nurturing time to be involved in gentle stretching, massage and interactive play. Together you can create a happy, fun, safe balanced practice that you can also enjoy at home. Plus stay and enjoy a cup of tea and chat with other mums after class.
The course runs for 6 weeks, but you may join the course at any time and continue for 6 consecutive weeks. There’s no need to start from ‘week 1’. Our mums and bubs classes are designed for babies from 6 weeks until crawling.
Do you have any special offers you would like to offer Shape Up Mums clients?
We have a special introductory offer that we would love your mums to know about – $28 for 28 days unlimited yoga (New students only. Valid for a limited time)
King’s Party Hire specialises in hiring soft play equipment for under five year olds, great for getting children active with opportunities for climbing, sliding, jumping and crawling. Perfect for birthday parties, playgroups, market places and other special occasions. We deliver, set up and collect for free in Melbourne.
King’s Party Hire can help take the stress out of hosting your child’s birthday parties or special occasion with our great range of soft play party packages. Soft play is something unique from the usual bouncy castles or party games and will keep children entertained for hours and will be a talking point long after the party is over. Our focus is to provide children with safe, fun and exciting entertainment so that their parents can relax and enjoy the party or special occasion, knowing that their children are being kept active and entertained with our equipment
Any special offer you’d like Shape Up Mums to know about? Currently we are offering a 20% discount off any packages booked during May. We will be offering a new promotion each month, in June we will be offering a free upgrade to a large package if you book a medium package
By providing exciting, new, and fun equipment Soft Play is also a great way of encouraging childrens physical activity whilst exploring and learning in a fun and safe environment. Soft play has so many beneficial factors to it and is openly endorsed by many different health professionals.. Active and exploratory soft play helps children learn new motor skills in a fun and stimulating environment. It helps develop physical activity and encourages children to enjoy exercising, but as it is essentially play it feels fun and exciting for them. Play is a vital part of a child’s development and it’s an essential part of growing up. It helps them to interpret, imagine, create, interact with others, explore, be fast, be slow, be loud and be quiet. When children are engaged in play, they are presented with certain situations, interactions and challenges. Although play is fun, it does have a purpose and helps a child develop valuable skills. It’s through play that children learn about the world around them, so it’s important to appreciate how valuable play is in the development of children.
0406 654 827
Pamper Spa Parties is a mobile service travelling throughout Melbourne. All our skincare products are handmade using only natural ingredients from our earth and sea. All are safe during pregnancy and on young children. Pamper Parties/Mums Retreat include Face Mask, Rose Petal Foot Soak and Scrub, Foot Mask and Massage. They are available throughout the weekdays and weekends morning, afternoons and nights.
Pamper Spa Parties also run Little Ladies and Princess Pamper Parties.
How might these services be helping to our clientele of Mums? Mothers reach a time where they need a break and time to rejuvenate. Nothing is better than taking time out to nurture your mind, body, and spirit, spending quality time with your girlfriends and indulging in some pampering and relaxation. This pamper package is all about giving back to yourself and finding you inner peace.
Are you a baby/child friendly business? Of course, we have many Mothers who choose to bring their children with them whilst being pampered. If the children are old enough they too can join in on the pampering. The mothers are free to change nappies or breastfeed at any given time.
Special offer for Shape Up Mums clients:
Mothers Day Special Host will receive an Orange and Chamomile Foot Scrub
Organic Herbal Tea served
Spa robes to wear
Face mask – Organic Cacoa or Clay with cooling cucumbers for eyes
Warm foot soak with rose petals
Orange and Chamomile Foot scrub
Purifying Foot mask
Relaxing Foot Massage
Relaxing Spa Music
$30 per person. Minimum 3 people, Maximum 6
Session time is 1 .5 hours and includes 1 hostess
Located at the Richmond Football Club, Punt Road Oval, Richmond 3121
Phone: 9427 1770
Klim Swim can offer a group discount if 6 or more parents want to sign up for an infant class together, and we may even be able to create a new class at a time that suits you. Infant and pre-school swimming has been proven that children under 5 that participate in swimming lessons develop better language, literacy and numeracy skills and are likely to be more prepared for the transition to school. Further to this, swimming lessons are a great time for Mum’s to catch up in the class, or on the side of the pool while the children swim.
Klim Swim provides sessions for
– Infant aquatics (6 months – 3 year old)
– Learn to Swim (3 years +)
– Squad swimming
– Adult Learn to Swim
– Public swimming (6-8:30am Monday – Friday during school terms)
Are you a baby/child friendly business? Yes, family change rooms and change table are provided at Klim Swim Richmond.
Do you have any special offers you would like to offer Shape Up Mums clients
10% discount for all Shape up Mum’s who enrol on their own.
25% discount each for Mum’s who organise a group of 6 or more (max 8) for a infant class
Klim Swim suggest you come in for a fun lesson, then walk across the road for a coffee, brunch or lunch.
(We do this every Saturday morning, its a ritual in our family! Abi has swim lessons at Klim Swim, while I go for a walk with Milly and my parents, and we all have brunch after at Rowena Parade Café!)
144a Cotham Rd, KEW
She Science provide sports Bra fitting and prescription, they offer over 30 options to choose from in cup sizes A-J and band sizes 8-22. They also offer a range of technical workout apparel and casual lifestyle gear. This includes options in sizes 8 – 18 (and limited models in size 20).
How might She Science be helping for Shape Up Mums, Mums? Sports Bra fitting and prescription, they offer over 30 options to choose from in cup sizes A-J and band sizes 8-22. They also offer a range of technical workout apparel and casual lifestyle gear. This includes options in sizes 8 – 18 (and limited models in size 20).
Are they baby/child friendly business? Mums are welcome to bring their children in. Their large assessment and fitting zone caters for prams and bigger children are welcome to sit at our table and draw in store. They don’t have a change room suitable for nappy changes, although we do have plenty of room for you to set something up if required.
Any special offer you’d like Shape Up Mums to know about? We are currently offering 15-30% off all apparel, although this ends on Nov 30.
Any advice to for our mums? Being in a bra that fits you will flatter you! There is no better time for a bra fitting as post baby when things may have changed a little.
We have a number of breast feeding appropriate bras, they are not specifically designed as maternity sports bras (because we haven’t yet found any good enough), however they allow for fluctuations in breast volume and are front adjusting to allow for breastfeeding.
Check out the great article by She Science.
The Clever Cotton Towel
Phone: 03 9841 4410
A range of 100% Turkish cotton towels, made in Turkey. 7 styles and over 40 colours to choose from. Hammamas are available in adult and children sizes. Hammamas is a small family business based in Melbourne. We source only local Turkish cotton as it’s the best quality money can buy. The combination of premium quality cotton and traditional weaves and techniques create a product that is of the highest quality, that’s soft, absorbent and lasts. Perfect for your family.
Perfect product for busy Mums. Hammamas are light weight, super absorbent, fast drying, easy to launder, super compact; perfect for the beach, pool, gym and even your baby.
-Beach Towel – Baby wrap – throw
-Bath Towel – Pram cover – Table throw
-Travel Towel – Beach sarong the list goes on ….
– Gym Towel – picnic rugs
Special offer for Shape Up Mums clients: Introductory offer (month of Sept/Oct) – free postage when quoting the special PROMO code (shapeup) via our website, www.hammamas.com.au
356 Canterbury Road, Surrey Hills
03 9830 7044
Spring Osteo Clinic offer both Osteopathy and massage.
Osteopathy: Our osteopaths see a wide range of patients including children and adults and we treat an even wider range of pain types from acute to chronic. If you are suffering from back or neck pain, headaches, pelvic pain, sports injuries, pregnancy or post-natal related pain including pain developed due to breastfeeding and lifting toddlers our osteopaths can assist to identify the cause of the problem and develop a safe and effective course of action to relieve, manage and prevent it.
Massage: If you’re looking for pain relief or simply in need of some pampering our qualified massage and remedial therapist offers a range of therapies to suit your needs. We offer relaxation, cupping, pregnancy and remedial therapies including deep tissue, sports massage, trigger point therapy, myofascial release therapy and lympthatic drainage.
How might Spring Osteo Clinic help Mums? Spring Osteo Clinic specialise in:
- Post injury rehabilitation – to assist you to get back to training again
- Posture related discomfort – sustained by most mothers when breastfeeding or lifting kids and we can work with you to relieve and manage it
- Women’s health and pregnancy – we can work with you to relieve various pains and injuries specific to women and pregnancy
Is Spring Osteo Clinic baby/child friendly? Yes definitely. We have a number of patients who bring their babies and kids to appointments and we have a toy box that comes into the treatment room to keep your kiddies entertained. We are also a breastfeeding friendly clinic and promote this by having the Australian Breastfeeding Association welcome sticker on our door.
General advice from the Osteos at Spring Osteo Clinic: Regular advised exercise may prevent pain and disfunction before it happens. This is highly beneficial for today’s busy mums who can’t afford to be out of action for even short periods of time. However, if you are already suffering from chronic pain or you have a niggle that just doesn’t feel right please call us on 03 9830 7044
Spring Osteo Clinic are open Monday to Saturday and we have late and early morning appointments. No referral is necessary and we deal with all major health funds. Please make an appointment by calling 03 9830 7044 or visiting our www.springosteo.com.au
0439 521 611
Safe Runner is an app that not only tracks your distance and calories but it can also alert an emergency contact that you’re in trouble with your GPS location and video footage (how amazing is that). Simply plug in your headphones, nominate your emergency contact, select your exercise type and off you go. To automatically raise the alarm that assistance is needed you just need to pull out your headphones from their socket. There is nothing else available on the market with such an easy to use feature.
Safe Runner has only been released for 3 weeks and already people are excited. Other suggested uses for the app have included keeping kids safe when walking home from school, night shift workers, travelling alone on public transport, the options really are endless.
It helps compliment a healthy lifestyle. There is also a feature where you can select that you’re walking with a pram. It offers mums protection when out and about.
Rebecca Bell has designed this app from experience as a mum, and put her heart and soul into making it not only usable, but a great product. When her boys were first born she sometimes found just getting out of the house and in the fresh air for a walk would make such a difference to her headspace. As they’ve gotten older, she now prefers to go on her own and have that ‘me’ time which is why she thought of safe runner.
The fantastic app is available for IPhones and Android phones for only $1.99. Less than half a cup of coffee for piece of mind!
Mums on the Go is a child friendly business directory that makes it easy for Mums to find businesses that care for their needs even with small children and babies in tow. Mums on the Go also has a great blog providing inspiration, support and information to help Mums look after their own needs. Linda will also be blogging about Family Travel over at Expedia.com.au this year as they will be launching a brand new blog in coming weeks.
How might Fitwise help Mums? Our mums have already discovered the great Mums & Bubs fitness sessions offered by ShapeUp Mums but do they know how many other amazing child friendly businesses exist? Mums On The Go directory covers everything from child friendly cafes, cinema sessions you can take kids to, hairdressers, health professionals and much more!
The Mums on the Go facebook page is a great place to come and connect with other Mums and receive updates and offers not available through the website.
Any advice for our Mums? Know that you are amazing even on the days you don’t feel it. Know you are never alone even on the days you feel lonely. Know that your needs are as important as the needs of your children and nurturing them, even just for a few minutes a day, makes a huge difference to your journey as a Mum.
03 8300 0696
JustMums Recruitment are dedicated to connecting working mums & mums returning to work with jobs with a focus on part-time, job-share, flexible and family friendly employment. They provide recruitment services along with a professional resume service.
How might JustMums help Mums? They specialise in working with Mums, they are passionate about what they do and understand the difficulties that arise when they juggle a career with raising family.
Is JustMums baby/child friendly? Absolutely – we encourage Mums to bring their children to our agency interviews and are accessible to their candidate market, often conducting interviews and meetings in cafes, play-centres and parks for example.
Special offer for Shape Up Mums: Simply mention that you are a Shape Up Mum and you will recieve 10% off their resume services.
Any advice for our Mums, Be confident and believe that you CAN have it all – success at home as well as at work!
Studio 32 Hair Salon
285 Auburn Road, Hawthorn, VIC, 3122 Tel: 9882 3474
Studio 32 Hair Salon is an exclusive La Biosthetique salon offering….Both Men’s, Women’s & Kids hair services including cuts, colours, blow waves, perms, chemical straightening, hair up styles for weddings, formals and racing carnivals
Studio 32 Hair Salon is conveniently located near a child friendly cafe and public transport links.
How might Studio 32 Hair Salon help mums?
By creating a relaxing environment where you can bring your child with you or have some time to yourself to be pampered. They’re also open until 9pm Tues, Weds, Thurs & Friday’s and trade on Saturdays to work around your busy lifestyle.
Is Studio 32 Hair Salon baby/child friendly business?
All mothers are very welcome to bring their children with them to their appointments. We also offer a booster seat for your child’s comfort throughout their haircut and a few little toys to play with.
Special Discount for Shape Up Mums
10% off your first appointment when you mention “Shape Up Mums”
Advice for our Mums?
If it’s your child’s first haircut, don’t forget to bring your camera!
Ph: 9530 2224
Beyond Hawthorn – 37 Lynch Street, Hawthorn, VIC 3122
Ph: 9818 7738
Across two convenient locations in Melbourne, Windsor and Hawthorn, Beyond’s services include:
- Osteopathy for children
- Clinical Pilates
- Infant Massage
- Oncology Massage
Beyond is open Monday-Saturday and afterhours for your convenience.
How might Beyond help Mums?
Osteopathy & Children – Beyond’s services accommodate for people of all ages however mother’s in particular may be interested in making an appointment with Sarah Hand, one of our osteopaths who specialises in women’s health as well as the benefits of osteopathy for babies, toddlers and children. Sarah compassionately and gently treats both mothers and babies and is able to assess and treat babies and children for a wide variety of common ailments including:
- reflux and digestive issues
- wry neck
- feeding and attachment problems
- sleep issues
Clinical Pilates post/during pregnancy – As you would be aware having a child can lead to pelvic floor issues and a general decrease in core stability. Clinical Pilates is an excellent way in helping retrain these deep muscles in a safe and controlled environment. Real time ultrasound of the pelvic floor and other core muscles is an excellent part of the assessment to gauge how pregnancy has affected you.
Infant massage – Myotherapists, Joel Olsen, also offers infant massage sessions for bubs and their parents. Over a few sessions Joel teaches parents how to relax their child during times of distress and discomfort, improve their baby’s sensory awareness and enhance their neurological development, and most importantly experience the benefits that infant massage can bring to the parent and baby relationship.
Treatment for mums! Osteopathy, myotherapy/massage – Let’s not forget about looking after ourselves! Beyond’s services of Osteopathy and Myotherapy/massage can help provide great relief from any musculoskeletal problems that are occurring. From low back pain during pregnancy to shoulder dysfunctions during breast feeding. Please visit www.movebeyond.com.au for more information.
Is Beyond baby/child friendly? Both Beyond clinic’s can accommodate for children with spacious treatment rooms allowing mother’s to bring their children with them if they need. Nappy changing and breastfeeding facilities are available for your convenience. For slightly older children we have various toys available to keep them occupied during your treatment!
Special discount for Shape Up Mums:
- Myotherapy Package – Buy 5 sessions up front and receive 1 free treatment
- Pilates Package – Buy 10 classes or 20 classes up front for a discounted amount
General advice from Beyond: At Beyond we have a number of services that can create a holistic approach to your health care. From looking after your injuries through one of our osteopaths or myotherpists to rehabilitating that injury via participating in clinical pilates. We approach your health care as a team to optimise the best results for you.
Suite 1/31 Malmsbury St Hawthorn (off Auburn Rd opposite the Geebung).
We also have a facebook page under Auburn Chiropractic
Auburn Chiropractic Centre provide gentle, low force chiropractic care that focuses on finding the cause of your problem and assist your body to get back to its normal function. We do this through very gentle adjustments to the spine and specific checks of the nervous system. No cracking or twisting or anything painful at all!
How might Fitwise help Mums? Their goal is to get your body working and feeling better again. This might include assisting the healing process post labour, help you regain strength and confidence in your body, relieving pain from the labour process or from carrying a baby for nine months, or just the brand new day to day demands of feeding (neck, arm and shoulder pain), lifting prams, bending down into cots or car seats (low back pain and sciatica).
They help mums after labour to regain their proper body alignment and muscle tone, and to cope with exercise again- to get the most out of your exercise.
The majority of Dr Bianca Dobson’s (Shape Up Mums client!) clients are mums/ or pregnant soon to be mums, babies and children.
They also help babies with colic, feeding issues, sleep issues, irritable babies, and children with immune system challenges (recurrent ear infections, digestive problems, etc.) and children with developmental delays or learning difficulties.
Is Auburn Chiropratic Centre child friendly? They are a dedicated baby and child friendly practice. Their reception support staff are mum’s themselves and have a special interest in looking after/playing with your child while we take care of you. They have a toy corner, drawing table, baby change facilities and are an ABA ‘breastfeeding welcome here’ business. We don’t operate like a library so your child is always welcome, noise and all!
Special discount for Shape Up Mums – We offer a free complimentary massage for all Shape up Mums clients who come in as new patients.
Advice from Dr Bianca Dobson– Do you want the most out of your personal training? A study on athletes who had no acute or chronic injuries compared with a control group looked at agility, balance, perception of touch, power and speed reactions after 6 weeks of chiropractic care, and then again after 12 weeks. After 6 weeks the chiropractic group had a 10.57% improvement compared to a 4.5% in the control group and the 12 week evaluation showed a further 16.7% improvement in the chiropractic group. The authors commented, “The correction of spinal misalignments enables the body to function and perform at a higher level”. So if you’re training hard with SHAPE UP MUMS get the most out of your body and get a chiropractic adjustment as well.
Additional comments from Bianca – As a mum to 22 month old Noah I have been training with Shape up Mums since April. I love my sessions and have had such an improvement in pelvic floor strength, cardio fitness, muscle tone and weight loss- all due to the Shape up Mums personal training. It is a vital part of mine and Noah’s week, he loves to run around at the park with the other kids, and I find it a great time to catch up with other like-minded mums. My own chiropractic care has helped me get back into training seamlessly and obtain great results.
Kate Yardley Midwife (soon to be Maternal Child Health Nurse)
0412 111 455
Kate provides a home consultation service for mother’s whose babies are having difficulty sleeping and require help with routine, settling and feeding. Essentially she brings the benefits of “sleep school” to the comfort of your home.
How might Little Sleepers help Mums? Sometimes it’s difficult to admit when parenting gets tough and some mum’s may not want or have the time to attend a residential sleep program. Kate’s private, home based service is tailored to suit the parenting philosophy of my clients.
Is Little Sleepers baby/child friendly? Kate is absolutely baby friendly, the best thing about her job is the lovely cuddles and the sound of the mum’s telling her they have had a good night’s sleep.
Special discount for Shape Up Mums Kate has kindly offered Shape Up Mum’s a 10% discount off her initial service fee until the 31st December 2012. Just mention the lovely Sally’s name.
General advice from the Kate: Being a mum does not have to mean endless sleepless nights or chaotic days. Don’t leave it for too long, and don’t be afraid to ask for help. Remember one in four babies have difficulty sleeping.
Level 4, Albert St Medical Centre
372 Albert St, East Melbourne, 3002
(03) 9486 0512
Fitwise is primarily a Women’s Health practice providing high quality physiotherapy, education and exercise programs tailored to fit the individual. They commonly treat women for pregnancy related pelvic girdle pain, pelvic floor issues (bladder/bowel control, prolapse etc) and a range of other musculoskeletal conditions. They run fitness, Pilates and birthing skills classes for pre and post natal women as well as strength classes for older women wanting to improve bone health and prevent falls.
Additional features of Fitwise Physiotherapy include:
- They have a real-time ultrasound machine to allow them to assess the function of your deep tummy and pelvic floor muscles
- They have small group sizes in all their classes to allow individual attention and maximum supervision
- Babies and children are welcome at all physiotherapy, Pilates and fitness sessions
- All of their physiotherapists are members of the Australian Physiotherapy Association and Continence and Women’s Health Special Interest Group
How might Fitwise help Mums? Pregnancy related pelvic girdle pain and pelvic floor issues are common in the pre and post natal population and can have a negative effect on your ability to exercise. Exercise allows new mums to feel fit, strong and healthy as they care for their newborns and has a positive effect on mood. Fitwise aims to assist all new mums realize their exercise potential by helping treat any pain, discomfort or muscle weakness that might be holding you back.
Is Fitwise baby/child friendly? Yes we are baby and child friendly. Mums are welcome to bring their children along to all physiotherapy, Pilates and fitness sessions. We have nappy changing facilities and are supportive of breastfeeding.
General advice from the Fitwise Physios: If you are experiencing any pain or discomfort in your neck, back or pelvis during day-to-day activities and/or while you are exercising OR you have had any leaking when you cough, sneeze, laugh or lift your baby, it is important to seek help. These are signs your pelvic floor and deep tummy muscles (your “core muscles”) may not have fully recovered from the birth of your baby and may need to be specifically assessed and strengthened. A Fitwise Physiotherapist can help with this.