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Sometimes reproductive matters can have you thinking OMFG! Luckily, a little extra knowledge can ease your concerns, help you manage your condition better and optimise your chances of having a baby.

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Recognising the signs of postnatal depression and anxiety

This post was contributed by Diabetes Educator and Registered Nurse/midwife, Jenny van Gemert MNurs GDipMid GDipEd (Facebook and Insta). What

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6 signs you may have uterine fibroids

Uterine fibroids (also called leiomyomas or myomas) are common, non-cancerous growths of muscle and fibrous tissue that can develop in

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Expressing breast milk prior to giving birth

This post was contributed by Diabetes Educator and Registered Nurse/midwife, Jenny van Gemert MNurs GDipMid GDipEd (Facebook and Insta). When

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Can fertility surgery improve my chances of conceiving?

Some causes of fertility problems (e.g. endometriosis, polycystic ovary syndrome) can be diagnosed and/or treated via special surgical techniques. Where

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What affects men’s fertility?

Much emphasis is placed on the woman during a couple’s fertility journey. However, while it may seem obvious, the woman

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Travel, sex, saunas, hair dye: what’s safe during pregnancy?

Keeping a growing baby safe and healthy throughout pregnancy is every expecting mother’s highest priority. But what does this mean

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Does having endometriosis mean I’m infertile?

Endometriosis is a condition where tissue similar to the lining of the uterus – called endometrial-like tissue – grows in

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Gestational diabetes

Cases of gestational diabetes (also known as pregnancy diabetes or diabetes in pregnancy) are on the rise, putting pregnant women

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What is the best age to have a baby?

A straight answer about the perfect age to conceive would make life a lot easier. However, there’s no end of

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Pelvic inflammatory disease explained

Some women’s health matters don’t get the attention they deserve – often because there’s a general lack of awareness about

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What is a high-risk pregnancy?

Your pregnancy may be considered high risk for a range of different reasons – sometimes it’s for multiple reasons.

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Polycystic ovary syndrome

PCOS is a common condition that may make it harder to become pregnant.

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Managing IVF pregnancies

IVF pregnancies are special – much time, love and care has been invested in getting this far.

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Fertility treatment options

There are many different fertility treatments that can be used to help you start your family.

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Nausea and vomiting

Though common during pregnancy, in rare cases this can lead to serious complications such as dehydration.

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Bleeding or pain during pregnancy

The most likely outcome is a normal viable pregnancy, but bleeding and pain should always be investigated.

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