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Mum and Bub Hub: Health

 

  • Gestational Diabetes

    Diabetes is a condition in which there is too much glucose (sugar) in your blood. The rise in glucose happens because your body can't make enough insulin or the insulin produced is not working...

  • Managing Anxiety

    No one can possibly tell you what it feels like to be pregnant or give birth to a baby or become a new mum. These are deeply personal experiences and are different for everyone. These experiences...

  • Massage

    Massage is a great way to relax tired and aching muscles. If you’re feeling aches and pains in your joints, massage can also help by stimulating the release of serotonin, a natural...

  • Health: Sex

    Sex and sexuality play an important part in the health and wellbeing of women across every stage of their lives. During pregnancy is no exception. Some women find that when they are pregnant,...

  • Health: Pelvic Floor Exercises

    The pelvic floorAlmost half of women have suffered from a whoops moment, where a sneeze, cough or jump causes their bladder to leak a little. The pelvic floor is a very important group of muscles...

  • Health: Foods to Avoid During Pregnancy

      Your growing baby is getting all of his/her nutrition from you, so one of the most important things you can do during your pregnancy is to maintain a healthy diet. And, although you know...

  • Health: Pregnancy Diet Plan

      Congratulations on falling pregnant!  What an exciting time!  There’s lots of changes to make, but now that you’re eating for two, one of the most important changes...

  • Health: Folic Acid

    A wise doctor once said that every woman of child-bearing age should either be taking the contraceptive pill or folate supplements.  Why? Folate, or folic acid is essential for the...

  • Health: Pregnancy Weight Gain

    How to know if your pregnancy weight is on track Whilst every woman’s body is different, your rate of weight gain during pregnancy can be a key indicator of the health of your pregnancy:...

  • Health: Stages: Trimesters

      The average pregnancy lasts around 40 weeks, with the first day of your last period being week one. Your pregnancy is split into three time periods, called trimesters, which are roughly...

  • Health: Ultrasound

    An ultrasound scan is a simple procedure that uses high frequency sound waves to produce an image of your growing baby. It’s a standard, painless check to see how your pregnancy is...

  • Health: Early Symptoms

    The early stages of pregnancy are often similar to those you may experience just before or during your period. Many women don’t realise they’re pregnant until they miss their period or...

  • Health: Symptoms: Human Chorionic Gonadotropin (hCG)

    Human chorionic gonadotropin, or hCG, is a hormone that’s produced by your body during pregnancy. A pregnancy test detects the hCG levels in your blood or urine. The levels of hCG rise...

  • Health: Managing Morning Sickness

      Forget the pregnancy glow, have you been retching, vomiting and feeling nauseous since you found out the good news? If you suffer from morning sickness, you are not alone; approximately...

  • Health: Unplanned Pregnancy

    It’s estimated that almost a half of all pregnancies in Australia each year are unplanned, which adds up to over 200,000 unplanned pregnancies annually. Many of these pregnancies...

  • Abortion

    An abortion is the deliberate end of a pregnancy. Around one in three women in Australia will have the procedure in their lifetime, this accounts for an estimated 80,000 procedures per...

  • Does a little wine hurt when you’re pregnant?

    To drink or not to drink? The National Health and Medical Research Council recommends that not drinking is the only safe option if you are pregnant or planning a pregnancy. The fact is that we...

  • 3 tips for increasing omega-3 intake during pregnancy

    When you mention omega 3 fatty acids, most people think of fish. Which leads to the next question “is it safe to eat fish during pregnancy?”. Many women avoid fish during pregnancy...

  • Caffeine and pregnancy

    Noticed that you no longer feel like your morning latte? The human body is amazing! Most women naturally develop an aversion to caffeinated foods and beverages during pregnancy. Why? Caffeine is...

  • Mental health with Baby

    Looking after yourself once your baby has arrived is a learning curve for most mums. Whether you’ve just had your first baby or welcomed your latest, the emotional and physical demands...

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