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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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Managing labour pain – what are your options?

Labour can be painful, but there are many options available that can help you manage the pain. It’s good to

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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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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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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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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 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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Managing IVF pregnancies

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

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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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Pregnant with pain: coping with pelvic instability (‘pelvic girdle pain’)

Around 20–50% of women will experience some degree of pain while pregnant due to pelvic instability.

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Do I still need to worry about the Zika virus?

Everything you need to know about why the Zika virus poses a risk during pregnancy, and what you can do

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Should I get the flu shot while pregnant?

Find out which vaccines you should receive and which you should avoid during pregnancy.

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Understanding miscarriage

Miscarriage is common, but most women who miscarry will have a healthy pregnancy in the future.

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Pregnancy weight gain: is there a right amount and why does it matter?

Pregnancy weight gain is normal and healthy but 75% of women don’t gain a healthy amount of weight.

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Food safety during pregnancy

A safe and healthy diet during pregnancy is vital to ensure the normal development of your baby.

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Morning sickness during pregnancy

Tips to help manage nausea and vomiting during pregnancy and advice on when to seek medical help.

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