Bleeding in Early Pregnancy
Bleeding at any stage of pregnancy is not considered normal and advice from a midwife or doctor should be sought.
Choosing a practitioner
Once you have found out you are pregnant, the next step is usually deciding who you would like to provide your care and where you would like to give birth.
Eating Organic Food When Pregnant and Breastfeeding-What are the benefits?
Considering an organic diet? This article explores the importance of eating organic foods and leading a healthy lifestyle whilst pregnant and breastfeeding.
Exercise in Pregnancy
During pregnancy active women often wish to continue with their exercise program. For others, pregnancy signals a time to improve their lifestyle.
Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD)
Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder is an umbrella term for conditions that are caused as a result of drinking alcohol during pregnancy
Listeria and Pregnancy
The bacteria that causes Listeria is called Listeria monocytogenes. In pregnancy this bacteria can pass across the placenta and reach the baby, with potentially harmful effects.
Miscarriage can have a profound impact on parents. The term miscarriage refers to early pregnancy loss.
Five per cent of babies arrive on the day they are expected. Ideally you should allow two weeks either side of your due date. Giving birth anywhere between 37 to 42 weeks is considered normal.
Pre-eclampsia and Vitamins E & C
Women at risk of pre-eclampsia should not take high doses of Vitamins C or E during pregnancy.
You are probably familiar with the popular fruit, the Raspberry (Rubus idaeus). The raspberry is native to many parts of Europe and Northern America. The leaves of the raspberry plant have been used as a medicinal herb for centuries. They are thought to have many varied properties including those that are beneficial for pregnancy, childbirth and breastfeeding.
Smoking in Pregnancy
We are learning more and more these days about the effects of cigarette smoking on pregnancy. For instance did you know that cigarette smoke contains 2000 components? Among these, some of the most harmful for pregnant women and their babies are thought to be nicotine, carbon monoxide and cyanide
Welcome to our teenage pregnancy section. We've created this resource to increase the information available to young women who are pregnant.
What do I take to Hospital?
Often I receive emails from people asking what they should pack to take to the hospital, so I thought it would be helpful to provide a suggested list. Your hospital should provide you with further information. Ideally start gathering items together from about 34 weeks of pregnancy. When you are in labour, having prepared your bag and supplies ahead of time will make your trip to hospital much more relaxing.