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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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How to manage mastitis

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

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When should you start your baby on solids?

This post was contributed by Registered Nurse/Midwife and Gestational Diabetes Educator, Jenny van Gemert MNurs GDipMid GDipEd. (Insta) In this

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Caesarean versus natural birth – how does it affect my baby?

A caesarean section is an operation in which your baby is delivered through a cut made in your lower abdomen

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Coronavirus (COVID-19) and your pregnancy

We understand that our patients may be feeling anxious and worried at this time – and confused about the implications

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Chris’ Christmas gift guide for all the women in your life

Without doubt, Christmas is my favourite time of year. To make things even more special, this year will be my

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When breastfeeding hurts

This post was contributed by Dr Candice O’Sullivan. Previously a medical practitioner, Candice now owns a healthcare communications agency, helping

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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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