Your baby’s movements during pregnancy
17th Jun

2014

Most women will feel their baby move between 18 and 20 weeks of gestation, depending on whether it’s their first baby and where the placenta is located.  First movements are frequently described as “flutters” or a “swish”.  As your baby grows ...

Peanuts in pregnancy
10th Jun

2014

Peanut (and other nut) allergies are common in children, and are on the rise, with an estimate of 3 per 100 children affected in Australia. Although 20% will outgrow their allergy, exposure to peanuts can result in severe anaphylaxis for other sufferers. ...

Morning Sickness
3rd Jun

2014

Over 50% of women will experience some form of nausea in the early weeks of their pregnancy.  The majority feel the worst effects between weeks 6 and 14 with a tapering of symptoms thereafter.  Unfortunately “morning sickness” is unlikely to be ...

What is non invasive prenatal testing (NIPT)?
23rd May

2014

Non Invasive prenatal testing (NIPT) is a method to look at the genetic information that your baby has.  It works on the basis that the baby sheds this cell information and this is transported around in our blood (the technical name is  cell-free DNA  ...

16th Apr

2014

With autumn and winter upon us, the time has come for influenza (flu) vaccination.  There are many changes during pregnancy that increase the risk of the flu having serious consequences such as the development of pneumonia, respiratory failure and even ...