Supporting Women, Midwives & Families to achieve positive birthing experiences.
Mums@Ryde is a group of mothers who have had or are having babies with the Ryde Midwifery Group Practice and are passionate about supporting the service. We all have our own backgrounds and birth experiences but all share an interest in helping other women to experience the midwifery care at Ryde.
2013 Mums@Ryde Fun Day on Wednesday 8th May in Eastwood Oval 8:30am to 11:30am
Please save the date in your diary for a day of fun, food (sausage sizzle, cupcakes), face painting, free games and activities for kids, and lots of pre-loved baby stuff at throw-away prices. The oval is right across Eastwood library and Eastwood train station. There is ample parking in the suburban streets about 250 meters away from the oval as well. Some streets where you can find parking are Clive Road, Wingate Avenue, Hillview Road and Glen Street. Google map of Eastwood station (the oval with the croquet club can be seen right across) is available here
Mums@Ryde welcomes 1000th Ryde baby, Louis
Nicole Spargo gave birth to son Louis Anderson, who is the 1000th Ryde baby. We congratulate the Ryde Hospital midwives for their stupendous work over the years! Our heartiest congratulations also to the proud parents. Northen District Times published this article about this impressive feat.
Crazy Christmas Offer from Mums at Ryde sponsor Jannette Photography
Janette Photography has a Crazy Christmas Offer to share with Mums@Ryde. Janette has been a proud supporter of Mums@Ryde for several years, taking beautiful photos of Ryde babies and midwives. For more details about Janette’s crazy offer, click here. Contact Janette directly if you are interested. Her contact details can be found here.
Granny Smith Festival commemorates our 19th-century pioneer Maria Ann ‘Granny’ Smith. The highlights are the Grand Parade down Rowe Street and the fireworks display that every year lights-up the skies above Eastwood. There are also stalls, community events, live entertainment, rides and lots of fanfare. It is a festival tradition that the New South Wales Mounted Police lead the Grand Parade…
How often have you heard it said, “As long as my baby is healthy”. While it is true that we all hope for a healthy baby, giving birth is much more than that. As mothers we begin our selfless journey with statements like these. But you don’t have to start sacrificing yourself for your baby at birth. You can find maternity care which cares for you AND your baby.
One brave consumer, Bashi Hazard, has kindly shared her story with the NSW College of Midwives. She and the College have given their consent for us to publish the story on our website. It is one story, though often repeated, of how women can be let down by the system, and why it is vitally important that you choose the right care for you. Ask all the questions you need and don’t be afraid to go elsewhere if it doesn’t feel right for you.
To read Bashi’s story, follow this link. We encourage you to post your comments underneath so that we can all benefit from each other’s experiences.
reported in the Northern District Times
We had face painting!
We had cupcakes!
We had sausages!
A Chocolate Wheel!
And the BEST clown ever!
Special thanks go to Our Sponsors, especially Pryde Meats at Top Ryde and Brumbys at West Ryde for supporting our sausage sizzle, and all our other sponsors for providing the fantastic prizes.
Mums Know Best
From paintings to parks, to a punt and puffers – Ryde has plenty of low-cost ways to keep life interesting. Here are some ways that Mums@Ryde enjoy spending time with their kids…
Mums@Ryde in Parliament
Thanks to Dominic Perrottet, the Ryde Midwifery Group Practice and Mums@Ryde received a mention in the NSW Parliament. Here is an excerpt:
“On 28 September my wife, Helen, gave birth to our second daughter, Amelia Frances, through the maternity service at Ryde Hospital. It was a perfect birth—as perfect as births can be—through the support and care provided by the midwives at Ryde Hospital. The philosophy of the Ryde Midwifery Group Practice is to offer women the opportunity to give birth assisted by a named midwife in a low-risk setting. The group was acknowledged in 2004 as a leader in the provision of continuity of midwifery care within a primary health model to women without identified medical risk factors.
From my recent experience I can acknowledge them as the best in the business when it comes to support, preparation and post-natal care—in fact they are so good that they have their own fan page called Mums@Ryde,”
Mums@Ryde have decided that it is time to campaign for a new birth centre. Women need to know that they can have the best outcome by being cared for by their own midwife in a supportive enviroment, and they need a new centre to encourage the growth of the new birthing philosophy gradually permeating our culture.
We will need lots of help to campaign and fundraise. If you’d like to have a new Birth Centre at Ryde, please email us and offer your services.
Special Offer for Ryde Mums
Mums@Ryde has teamed up with a fabulously talented local photographer, Janette Osvay of Janette Photography to bring you great deals on pregnancy and newborn photographs. Janette has created a special package for pregnancy and newborns which is available to all Ryde mums. Janette took the wonderful photo above.
Mums@Ryde is keen to have a beautiful labour and birth photo presentation linked to our website to demonstrate how wonderful and empowering a Ryde birth can be. Janette has kindly agreed that the first mum to take up the labour and birth package will receive the photography session free of charge. Conditions attached to this offer are available on discussion with Janette.