Corangamite New Mums Facebook Group

Congratulations on having a Baby!

We can’t wait to have you on board!  CLICK HERE and request to join.


But before joining please read the group guidelines – this ensures we keep it a safe and happy place for you:

For your request to be approved please inbox Jess or Megan so we know your request is legit. We get randoms!

When added please introduce yourself. We’d love to get to know you and welcome you to our amazing little group of first-time mums.

New members will only be approved when:
The member that adds them contacts one of the admin’s directly and vouches for the person they have added. The added member must be a first-time mum within the Corgangamite region (and had a baby from 1st July 2017 – 30th June 2018). A new Corangamite mums group will be created each year. We like to keep numbers small to ensue this group is relevant and most helpful to you.

ALL members are asked to interact and be active in the group. Any member who is not active for a certain period will be removed. The numbers in the group are kept low for a reason so it is only fair that those in here participate

This group serves to be a supportive and safe place for all mums. By being a member of this group you agree to support fellow mums and never do anything to discredit them personally.

Thanks for your understanding and assistance in keeping this a helpful, caring, supportive and safe group.

In order to make sure this group remains a supportive and safe place, we also ask that you don’t share the content of the conversations and posts from within the Corangamite New Mums group, outside the group, on other forums or via screen shot or personal message to anyone not a member of this group. If you have a problem with the content in this group, please contact an admin directly (Jessica Van Den Berghe or Megan Lucas)
Any members that fail to adhere to the code of contact will be removed from the group either temporarily or permanently.

We hope you find this a ‘SAFE’ place to share your feelings and find the support you need from other mums going through similar challenges. It’s not easy being a mum, especially for the first time. Quite frankly, it can be terrifying and it’s ok and healthy to share these feelings.

We look forward to getting to know you and hope this is a great opportunity for you to make and meet new friends.


See you on over there!



It's Jess, your go-to newborn photographer, and today let's chat about one of those adorable quirks that often steal the spotlight during our newborn sessions – hiccups!


Ever wondered why those tiny, hiccupping symphonies happen? Well, fear not; I've got the inside scoop for you!


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1. Baby's Superpower: Developing Diaphragm

Newborns are like little superheroes in training, and their hiccups are a sign that their diaphragm, the muscle responsible for breathing, is flexing and getting stronger. It's like their own mini gym session, preparing them for those hearty belly laughs and future superhero feats.



2. Gastrointestinal Adventure

Sometimes, those cute hiccups are just a part of your baby's digestive journey. Their tiny tummies are navigating the ins and outs of processing milk, and hiccups can be a natural outcome of this gastrointestinal adventure.



3. The Learning Curve

Just like we stumble while learning to walk, newborns might hiccup as they figure out the whole breathing-and-swallowing coordination dance. It's all part of the learning curve, and trust me, they'll be mastering it like pros in no time!



4. The Calming Effect

Believe it or not, hiccups can actually have a calming effect on your little one. It's like a rhythmic lullaby, creating a soothing pattern that might even help them drift off to sleep. Ah, the magic of baby hiccups!

So, the next time your precious bundle of joy breaks into a hiccuping melody during our photoshoot, know that it's just another note in the beautiful symphony of babyhood. 🎶



Common Questions about hiccups:


How do I stop my baby's hiccups?

To ease your baby's hiccups, try gentle burping, offering a pacifier, or letting them suck on a small feed. Patience is key; hiccups often resolve on their own.


Do hiccups mean the baby is OK?

Yes, hiccups are usually harmless and common in newborns. They often signify a developing nervous system and are not typically a cause for concern.


Why does my baby hiccup for no reason?

Newborns hiccup frequently, and sometimes seemingly without cause. It's a normal part of their development, linked to the maturation of the diaphragm and respiratory system.


What is the purpose of hiccups in infants?

Hiccups in infants serve a developmental purpose, helping to strengthen the diaphragm and respiratory muscles. While their exact function isn't fully understood, they're considered a natural part of a baby's growth.


Should you sit the baby up with hiccups?

While it's not necessary, you can try holding your baby upright or allowing them to suck on a pacifier. However, most hiccups will resolve on their own without intervention.


How long should newborn hiccups last?

Newborn hiccups are typically short-lived and can last anywhere from a few minutes to around 20 minutes. If they persist for longer periods, it's always a good idea to consult with your pediatrician.


And hey, if you're curious about capturing these delightful moments (hiccups included) in a frame, I've got you covered!


As a seasoned newborn photographer, I'm not just skilled at handling these little ones; I'm also your guide to creating timeless memories that celebrate every adorable nuance of your baby's journey.



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I'm Jessica Van Den Berghe, a small-town

Camperdown girl with big dreams.
I'm hooked on Netflix, in-door plants, candles and crispy pork crackling with apple sauce.


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