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What! There's a Fourth Trimester for Babies

Most parents think that 3 trimesters of pregnancy is enough...but wait there's more! Once your baby is born, the first 12 weeks of life is referred to as the Fourth Trimester. What does it mean? Find out how you can help your newborn baby adjust to life outside the womb.

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The 4 best fish to eat during pregnancy

Omega 3 is one of the most important nutrients that we should be focusing on during pregnancy. Omega 3 is essential for the development of your baby’s eyes and brain, and a lack of omega 3 is believed to increase the risk of post-natal depression.

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Should you choose an obstetrician or a maternity hospital first?

Here’s what you need to consider when weighing up your maternity hospital and obstetrician choices.

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The senses, movement and learning from pregnancy to 3 years

Babies and children need to move to develop their brains and experience the world through their senses.

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Vulvar varicosities - what is it?

Estimated to affect between 4% and 10% of women during pregnancy, the actual figure for vulvar varicosities is most likely to be much higher with many women not reporting or being diagnosed, being too embarrassed to discuss the symptoms with their health care professional.

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Alcohol in the first few weeks of pregnancy

While the advice is to abstain completely from alcohol, what about the mothers who weren’t aware they were pregnant?

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Travelling during pregnancy

Whether travelling for work, a destination wedding or a 'babymoon', it is important for pregnant women to consider these factors before packing their bags.

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A few things you may not have expected in the days before and after birth

This article aims to overview a few of the changes that you and your baby may undergo in the last days of pregnancy and first days after birth.

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Sick of morning sickness?

To help you overcome or at least reduce morning sickness give some of these tips a go, hopefully you can get through this retched period a little easier.

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How to dress for each trimester

Each trimester definitely comes with its unique wardrobe challenges! Here is the Angel Maternity guide on how to best dress for each trimester.

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Why mushrooms are good for you and baby

This article explains and shows the nutritional value of mushrooms for infants and for women during pregnancy.

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A healthy happy baby and a healthy happy mum

Liz Wilkes goes through what really make a difference to a healthy baby and mother according to evidence.

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Pre-eclampsia

Pre-eclampsia is a condition that occurs from the 20th week of pregnancy and effects multiple organs in a woman’s body.

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The pregnant woman's guide to exercise

Being pregnant shouldn’t mean missing out on physical activity. Bupa give their top exercise tips to help keep mum and baby safe.

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Pregnancy and breastfeeding nutrition

This talk includes tips and tricks on how to save time by making nutrient dense snacks and meals that will nourish and fuel the body and how to boost breast milk supply.

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What to pack in your pregnancy hospital bag

It can be hard to know exactly what you’ll need, so Angel Maternity has pulled together this checklist of all the essentials you’ll need during labour, birth and the precious moments following baby's arrival.

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Maternal nutrition

Never in a woman’s life is nutrition as important as when she is trying to conceive, is already pregnant and when breastfeeding.

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5 tips for preventing food allergies - pregnancy and breastfeeding nutrition

What to eat during pregnancy to minimise your child’s risk of food allergies and intolerances and the benefits of breastfeeding for food allergies and intolerances

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Stretch marks? No thanks!

Stretch marks, the gift that comes with pregnancy, are not appealing! Follow these useful tips provided by Mustela to prevent their appearance or make it practically invisible if they have managed to form.

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Incontinence - don't make me laugh

Incontinence is a serious and common issue among many women, in particular after pregnancy.

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A practical guide to eating during pregnancy

These are all helpful changes for you to make, both your good health, as well as for your growing baby.

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Gestational Diabetes - what is it and how to reduce your risk

Mater Mothers' Hospital explains what Gestational Diabetes is, hot it is treated, how to reduce your risk and what happens after the birth.

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Pregnancy symptoms

The symptoms of pregnancy can vary wildly in women. Here are some of the more common experiences and ideas for how to manage morning sickness.

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Weighing up the options

Keeping your pelvic floor in good shape during pregnancy, and taking into account all the possible childbirth scenarios, can help avoid problems later.

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The do’s & do not’s of exercise in pregnancy

Medical experts in this field now agree that there are many physical and psychological benefits of regular exercise during pregnancy.

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Essential nutrition throughout each trimester and during breastfeeding

This talk discusses both dietary and lifestyle recommendations for women throughout pregnancy and in preparation for a healthy breastfeeding experience.

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Benefits of communicating with your baby before birth

You are your baby's voice. Taking time each day to monitor a baby’s movement is as important as mother’s taking prenatal vitamins and staying healthy.

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Caring for your crazy pregnant skin

In this article, Michelle from GAIA will take you through ingredients you should look for in your stretch mark skincare products for best results.

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Nutrition in the third trimester

All about what you should eat in the third and final trimester of pregnancy.

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Getting to know your baby

A baby’s only direct link to the outside world is through its mother. Mothers have a unique opportunity to understand their baby’s individual movements and respond accordingly.

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Gestational Diabetes

Gestational Diabetes affects about 5% of pregnant women in Australia and is usually diagnosed at about 28 weeks.

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The do’s and don’ts of pregnancy nutrition

There are a pregnancy specific do’s and don’ts that need to be considered.

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You’re pregnant. Can you still get a mortgage?

If you’re applying for a home loan with a baby on board, here’s what you need to know.

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Nutrition in the second trimester

Find out what nutrients are important in the second trimester of pregnancy.

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Managing morning sickness

Morning sickness can have a significant effect on day-to-day activities so it’s good to know how to make morning sickness more manageable.

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Top 10 questions about pregnancy and birth answered

Midwifery and Maternity Providers Organisation (MMPOA) know first-time expectant parents often have many questions about the journey ahead. Here they answer the most common questions qualified midwives are asked.This Bupa Parenting Insights talk is given by Liz Wilkes, CEO of MMPOA. Liz answers the following 10 questions:

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Preparing for pregnancy and beyond

Knowing what to expect when you are expecting can help give you some peace of mind. It could also make all the difference to your pregnancy, especially if it’s your first. Here are some important things you need to know.

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Fish oil and pregnancy

PBC Expo spoke with Kelli Proudfoot from Evolution Health to find out more about taking fish oil tablets when you're pregnant.

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Why you need to support your body when exercising during and after pregnancy

SRC Health explains why you need to support your body when exercising during and after pregnancy and how the unique SRC garment technology enables muscular activity and promotes muscle stimulation

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Vaccinations in pregnancy and early childhood immunisations

The importance of vaccination, influenza and whooping cough vaccinations in pregnancy and a general overview on childhood immunisations.

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Nutrition in the first trimester

Find out what foods can assist with your mood and what foods you should avoid.

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Keeping fit during pregnancy

Exercising and maintaining your fitness during pregnancy is vital, not only for helping your body handle the extraordinary stresses and demands of pregnancy and childbirth, but to help your physical (and mental) recovery afterwards

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What is a midwife and why would I need one?

You are pregnant or trying to get pregnant and it is highly possible that you ask yourself 'what is a midwife?'.

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Pregnancy - from the perspective of an Obstetrician

This talk discusses the latest pre-conception advice, tips for your pregnancy journey and advice for keeping both mum-to-be and unborn baby happy and healthy.

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How to ease pain during pregnancy

The joy of childbirth can be tempered by the onset of mild to severe post-partum pelvic pain, present in 1 in 4 woman and an unwanted side effect that many new mothers will want gone as soon as possible. Medical compression garments can be used to stabilise the pelvis, improve circulation and alleviate pain.

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Congrats you're pregnant! Tips to help you avoid information overload

When you become pregnant it can seem like a whole new world has opened up. Everyone has an opinion on what is good and bad! Read these tips from MMPOA to help you avoid the information overload.

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You and your developing baby: pregnancy stages

What is going on inside your growing belly during this time? Here’s your guide on pregnancy stages; on what usually happens to you and your developing baby from day 1 to delivery.

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Multiple births: 46 and pregnant with triplets!

After trying for 5 years and having had 3 miscarriages, we found out we were having triplets at our 7- week scan. My husband could not wipe the grin off his face; I was a little bit more hesitant. How would my 46-year-old body cope with the pregnancy? I wanted a natural birth, is this possible with multiple births?

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Stages of pregnancy: what to really expect when & before pregnancy

Dr Brad Robinson, takes us through all the stages of pregnancy. He is an expert obstetrician from Greenslopes Private Hospital, and he will help demystify the myths and superstitions that commonly surround the pregnancy.

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