Vaccinations

Pregnancy is a time when you need to take extra care of yourself to ensure you and your baby remain healthy. This includes checking that your vaccinations are up to date to ensure you have the best protection against common infectious diseases. This is a general guide to immunisations for women who are pregnant or […]

Ovulation – Getting The Timing Right! 

So, you are ready to try for a baby! There are many discussions online about the ‘perfect timing’ when it comes to conceiving and it can get confusing. The most effective time to have sex is during your fertile window, which can last up to six days every month. These six days are the five […]

Gestational Diabetes

Gestational diabetes (sometimes referred to as GDM) is diagnosed when higher than normal blood glucose levels first appear during pregnancy. From 3 to 8% of pregnant women will develop gestational diabetes around the 24th to 28th week of pregnancy, however, some may be earlier. While maternal blood glucose levels usually return to normal after the […]

Healthy Eating Ideas While You’re Pregnant

Now that you’re a mum-to-be, it’s important to eat well. This will ensure you get all the nutrients you and your developing baby need. The Australian Dietary Guidelines recommend you enjoy a wide variety of nutritious foods every day from these food groups: • Vegetables of different types and colours and legumes (such as chick […]

Coffee & Pregnancy

There’s a lot of talk about whether you need to give up your daily cup of coffee when pregnant. You may be happy to hear that you don’t have to give up caffeine – BUT – you may want to cut down.If you have too much caffeine, there is a chance your baby could have […]