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Pregnancy health

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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What ultrasound scans do I need?

You can have an ultrasound at any time during your pregnancy but there are certain weeks which are used to provide specific, standardised growth and structural assessments for your baby.

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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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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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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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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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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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Gestational Diabetes

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

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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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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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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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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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Mental health and wellbeing during and after pregnancy

Pregnancy, birth and adjusting to life with a new baby can bring many changes and challenges, many of which you may not have expected or even been aware of.

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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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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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