The tiny spark of life growing inside you is incredibly exciting. But one of the key things you’ll need to remember is that for the next 9 months, you’ll be sharing everything you eat and drink.
You can safeguard your baby’s health throughout your pregnancy by avoiding the following foods: … read more
While natural childbirth is still the norm in Australia, it is becoming increasingly common these days to help the process along with labour induction.
Labour is ‘induced’ when it is started artificially, and this process is most often suggested by healthcare practitioners when the risks of a prolonged pregnancy outweigh … read more
Approximately 1% of any medication you take when you are nursing is passed on to your baby through your breast milk. While this might seem minimal, there are some medicines that you should avoid to keep your baby as safe and healthy as possible!
Newborn Babies Are Most Vulnerable
The … read more
While labour and childbirth is a beautiful and natural experience for any new mum, it can also be painful. This is why it is important to understand your pain relief options well before those contractions start.
Non-medical Pain Relief
Many women choose non-medical pain relief techniques, particularly early on in … read more
Travelling while pregnant can be a great idea – and it can mean taking a much needed holiday before your new baby arrives! However, if you are planning any type of travel while pregnant, ensure you talk to your doctor first and keep these tips in mind.
High Risk Pregnancies … read more
One of the biggest questions I’m often asked at my clinic is whether it is preferable to breastfeed or bottle feed your baby. As parents, the decision is entirely personal and ultimately yours, but the following tips may help you decide which is best for you and your baby.
The … read more
What is Endometriosis?
Endometriosis is a condition that affects 6-10% of menstruating women. It occurs when the lining of the uterus, called the endometrium, grows elsewhere in the pelvic cavity (or outside of the uterus) and/or within other organs, like the ovaries or fallopian tubes.
Because the endometrium in these … read more
Bringing a baby into the world is a wonderful thing – yet your body can undergo some fairly dramatic changes during pregnancy. Not surprisingly, your blood pressure can also be affected.
While women with high blood pressure can still deliver healthy, happy babies, there are a few important things you … read more
Exercising while you are pregnant is an excellent way to keep your mind, body and baby healthy. Let’s take a look at how you should approach exercise during pregnancy.
Can You Really Exercise When Pregnant?
Yes! However, once you find out you are pregnant, you should speak to your doctor … read more
Being pregnant can be a rich and rewarding time in any woman’s life – and it’s also important to understand that everything you do can affect your growing baby.
Below, I take a look at some highly recommended tips to help you stay well and develop a healthy and positive … read more