Pregnancy

Constipation in pregnancy – Don’t get Stuck!
14th Mar

2017

Constipation is described as infrequent of difficult bowel motions, and it is estimated that between 10 and 40% of women suffer from constipation at some stage in their pregnancy.  Around 40% suffer from this at 15 weeks gestation. Why do women suffer ...

Adjusting to Parenting
14th Sep

2016

By guest blogger Dr Wendy Roncolato, Clinical Psychologist and Director of Cloudberry Clinic.   Becoming a parent is a major life event.  It’s an exciting time that changes life in lots of ways—and this transition requires numerous ...

Alana Obstetrician’s top 10 tips for a healthy pregnancy
10th Aug

2016

Tip 1: Planning, planning, planning! Surprise pregnancies are sometimes unavoidable, but if possible it is recommended that you plan your pregnancy.  This will allow you to make lifestyle changes such as stopping smoking, eating healthily and exercising ...

Gestational Diabetes Mellitus
11th Jul

2016

Gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM) is a condition that occurs during pregnancy when a woman is unable to respond to the changing hormonal environment caused by the growing baby and placenta. As a result she has blood glucose levels which are elevated ...

Air Travel and Pregnancy
15th Feb

2016

Many women need to travel while pregnant.  Other women are keen to book a last holiday away together (“babymoon”), and enjoy some time with their partner.  Here are some important facts regarding air travel and pregnancy. When to travel? The general ...

Zika virus
4th Feb

2016

What is the Zika virus? The Zika virus is a mosquito borne illness similar to dengue fever.  The first report of the infection was in 1947 in Africa.  Outbreaks have been seen in Africa, the Pacific Islands and Southeast Asia prior to 2015, but recent ...

Choosing the childbirth education course that’s right for you and your family
24th Nov

2015

By Nadine Richardson.  Director of the Birthing Institute Pty Ltd.  Creator of the She Births® course. How to choose a childbirth education course to suit your family: The essential questions that will save you time, money and help you have the birth ...

Celebrating World Physical Therapy Day
7th Sep

2015

In the excitement of pregnancy and the challenges that come with the arrival of a new baby, it is common for women to experience mixed feelings about their body image and their sense of self.  Following delivery and the hazy “newborn phase”, ...

Implantation
17th Aug

2015

Once fertilized, your growing baby has a finite amount of time to find a home in your womb.  This is called the “window of implantation” and is between 6-10 days post ovulation.  The endometrium, or lining of the womb, has been preparing for the ...

Broccoli, lemons and early pregnancy…
3rd Aug

2015

Eating broccoli and lemons may not compare with a cronut, but it may help maintain your early pregnancy. Read on to find out why. By Susan Arentz  BHSc(Hons), Adv Dip Nat, Dip Bot Med, Dip Nut, Dip Hom, Adv Cert NFM The growth and health of an early ...