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Dr Christine Catling
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Dr Christine Catling

Dr Christine Catling, a midwife for over 25 years, is the Director of Midwifery Studies at UTS. She believes research, innovation and good quality midwifery are pivotal to the well-being of mothers and young families.

Christine has extensive experience in antenatal education, policy development and research, and has published on workforce issues, homebirth, vaginal birth after caesarean section, maternal mortality, vaginal breech birth, maternal and child health in Papua New Guinea, simulation-based learning and vitamin D levels in mothers and neonates.

In 2015 she was the inaugural research fellow for the World Health Organisation Collaborating Centre at UTS. Her PhD explored the influences on women who chose a publicly-funded home birth in Australia.

Articles written by Dr Christine
Can I have caffeine when I’m breastfeeding?
Baby
Those long days and sleepless nights caring for your baby have probably got you leaning pretty heavily on your morning (and mid-morning, lunchtime, afternoon) cup of tea or coffee to get you through. But you might be wondering can you have caffeine when breastfeeding? How much caffeine can you have when breastfeeding and what does caffeine do to breastfeeding? The short answer is yes, it is...
When should I start using birth control again?
Parenthood
We all know the classic joke that having a baby is birth control enough. If you and your partner are back in the bedroom you might be itching to get back on birth control. From the sleepless nights to the showerless days, the thought of getting pregnant again right now is probably the furthest thing from your mind.
What is placenta previa and how is it treated?
Labour & Birth
Your placenta is an integral organ during your pregnancy. Not only does it provide your little one with food and oxygen to keep them alive, it also takes waste products out of their blood. In a normal pregnancy, it will attach to the wall of your uterus. However, in the case of placenta praevia, your placenta may be sitting near or covering your cervix. This placement can cause some...
Your guide to cramping during pregnancy
Pregnancy
Pregnancy comes with many different worries, so if you’ve started getting cramps you’re probably wondering if that’s normal and what that means. You’re used to period cramps but might not be expecting to have them during pregnancy as well.
The importance of folic acid during pregnancy
Health & Wellness
As soon as you fall pregnant, you will no doubt start hearing about all of the things you should or shouldn’t be taking. Being healthy is the highest priority, but which vitamins are actually needed? If you have already visited your doctor/midwife or were actively trying to fall pregnant, you would have no doubt been recommended to take Folic Acid.
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