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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 ...

Cervical Cancer
12th Nov

2015

Cervical cancer is a gynaecological cancer which affects the cells at the cervix (opening to the uterus).  It is the third most common gynaecological cancer in Australia after uterine cancer and ovarian cancer.  As there are two types of cell in this ...

Nutrition and health
15th Oct

2015

By Susan Arentz  BHSc(Hons), Adv Dip Nat, Dip Bot Med, Dip Nut, Dip Hom, Adv Cert NFM Dr Mark Hyman famously said “Food is not just calories, it is information.  It talks to your DNA and tells it what to do.  The most powerful tool that can change ...

Vaginal Pessary for pelvic organ prolapse
8th Oct

2015

What is a prolapse? Prolapse is a condition characterised by weakness or loss of integrity of the support systems within the pelvis which normally maintain the position of the pelvic organs high within the pelvic cavity.  This weakness can be caused by ...

Recurrent Implantation Failure
30th Sep

2015

Following on from our recent Implantation blog, this post will look at implantation failure. Implantation is still not completely understood. There exists a complex cross talk between the embryo and the endometrium that requires a perfect  ...

Is natural HRT making you sick?
14th Sep

2015

By Susan Arentz  BHSc(Hons), Adv Dip Nat, Dip Bot Med, Dip Nut, Dip Hom, Adv Cert NFM Many women prefer natural treatments over chemical hormone replacement and there are studies showing that some plant based treatments may improve menopausal ...

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 ...