Beer+Bubs Father Jordan with his new arrival

Jordan’s “Beer+Bubs” Birth Story

I am Jordan, I’m 29 and my wife Brooke is 32.  We have just had our little boy Leo born in March 2014, and this is our birth story. We’ve both been around children a lot in our lives.  Brooke has had lots of experience with babysitting, and my older sister has 4 children ranging from […]

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Today’s Dads

My parents were born in 1915, I am the youngest of 5, my parents were in there 40’s when I was born in 1956. I was mum’s first Caesarean, after which she spent the then usual 10 days in hospital. Mum told me dad was very good at helping out with the first couple of […]

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Pain Relief in Childbirth

The options are endless, the opinions often harsh, and for many first time expectant parents the choices are terrifying. So the intention of this blog is to ease the pressure and scope out the whole continuum. Pain management in childbirth is a highly controversial topic, which I am yet to find a person who doesn’t […]

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A Reflection on Birth – Simons Story

Simon Bradbury ~ Simon is a father of three who all arrived via very different delivery methods. From a medically recommended caesarean in 2003, to an unexpected VBAC (Vaginal Birth After Caesarean) in 2009 with an array of medical aids, to a natural, drug free and informed VBAC delivery in 2011. Simon is the proud […]

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Bonding with Baby

For 13 years I have sat in post natal support groups with women who have just had babies. This is where I learn most about the experience of having a baby. Women in a safe space will talk, and talk they do. They process their lives by talking. It helps them to come to terms […]

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The Birth Story Debate!

So the day has come and gone, and you are now officially a dad! Congratulations! But what if the birth didn’t go to plan? And what if she thinks it did? Or vice versa. Oh the dilemma, do you fight it out – because clearly you were better place to know what actually transpired? Or […]

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Top 10 indicators your newborn baby is normal

Beer + Bubs Perth presenter Kristin Beckedahl is an experienced doula and mother of two. If anyone knows what a “normal” newborn looks like, it’s her! Here’s a guide, especially for fathers, on what to look for on the day your baby is born… Fixing your eyes on your long-awaited newborn baby for the first […]

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