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The Top 3 Do’s and Don’ts of Abdominal Separation

Do you have weakness in your abdominal muscles after having your baby? This is what we call Abdominal Separation or Diastasis Recti, and you’re not alone. At least two thirds of women in their third trimester of pregnancy have separation (Pelvic Floor First Australia).

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The questions you’ve always wanted to ask about childbirth but have been too afraid to ask…

This article takes the embarrassment out of babies and answering all of your burning, awkward questions on child birth and looking after your little one.

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Labour hormones

The first thing to understand about labour is some of the crazy, wicked, Yoda-smart labour hormones that your clever little system is capable of producing!

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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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Pregnancy nutrition

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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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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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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Pregnancy health

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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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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