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Pregnancy

Pregnancy

From conception right through to what to eat, what to wear, how to look after yourself and everything you need to do to be baby-ready, we've got you covered.

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Fertility & Conception

Pregnancy

Mum-of-one Maylene Ash has been on a heartbreaking journey trying to create the big family she always dreamed of.

The inconceivable truth

Pregnancy

Male infertility is a poorly discussed subject, yet around half of all fertility issues relate to men. Jai Breitnauer takes a look at what male infertility is, how it affects couples and the barriers ...

Looking after yourself when trying to conceive

Pregnancy

We know that dietary and lifestyle factors can affect both fertility and a healthy pregnancy. Sandra Clair from Artemis shares her advice on the best ways to look after yourself at this important time ...

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The changing face of IVF

Pregnancy

Fertility treatments have come a long way since the first IVF baby was born in New Zealand thirty years ago. Dr Karen Buckingham looks at how those seeking assistance with fertility have changed as we ...

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Second time struggles

Pregnancy

Mum-of-one Maylene Ash has been on a heartbreaking journey trying to create the big family she always dreamed of.

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On Ice

Pregnancy

Being able to freeze their embryos allowed this couple to have three beautiful children – all from the same batch.

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Spreading the love

Pregnancy

At 27 and not ready to be a parent herself, Laura Giddey made the decision to gift her eggs to a couple desperately hoping to start a family. She shares her story here…

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Health & Wellbeing

Pregnancy

Your body changes in many ways during pregnancy and it can be worrying or simply leave you wondering what to do. Here are some common ailments and how to handle them.

Pregnancy surprises

What the ?

Pregnancy

We round up some of the surprising things that can happen to both body and mind during pregnancy...

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In bloom

Pregnancy

Doing all the right things for your growing baby is important, but make sure you take care of yourself too with these handy tips for staying comfortable during pregnancy.

Keep in check

Pregnancy

As soon as you've discovered you're pregnant and found an LMC, the tests and check-ups begin. Here's the lowdown on what to expect and why they're part of the process.

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First Look

Pregnancy

The 12-week ultrasound scan is the first chance most mums get to see their baby. Here is a list of what the sonographer will check during the scan.

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Breast changes in pregnancy

Pregnancy

Pregnancy brings with it a whole host of body changes, and the first one to show will most probably be your breasts. Learn what is to be expected during this time.

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Hard to stomach

Pregnancy

Pregnancy can come with a few unpleasant side effects, which can throw your diet out of whack. Dietitian Robyn Lawrence shares her tips on how to handle it.

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Make the call

Pregnancy

What’s the difference between a midwife and an obstetrician and how do you choose who will care for your during pregnancy, birth and the newborn days?

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Coping with Morning Sickness

Pregnancy

In the early weeks one of the main symptoms many women experience is the dreaded morning sickness. Here are some ideas to combat the nausea:

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Top 10 tips for safe exercise in Pregnancy

Pregnancy

To help you stay fit and strong on your pregnancy journey, personal trainer and coach Todd Mantle has some tips on exercising safely.

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Acupuncture in pregnancy

Pregnancy

Many mums-to-be try out complementary treatments to help support their bodies and minds during pregnancy. Acupuncture is once such treatment that offers great help right from the 'trying' stage to the ...

Osteopathy in pregnancy

Pregnancy

Osteopathy can offer mums-to-be many benefits from soothing those pregnancy aches and pains to preparing their body for birth.

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Nutrition in the 2nd trimester

Pregnancy

Dietitian Robyn Coetzee shares her tips for keeping on top of your nutrition during the second trimester.

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Questions to ask your LMC

Pregnancy

Choosing an LMC is a big part of your parenthood experience and it’s important you feel comfortable with the person you choose, and that you have confidence in them. Midwives and obstetricians will us ...

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Healthy eating in pregnancy

Pregnancy

Your body is never more of a temple that when it has a precious new occupant. Naturopath Loula George advises how to look after it from the inside out.

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Constipation & haemorrhoids

Pregnancy

These two uncomfortable pregnancy side effects can make life miserable. We share some simple tips to avoid these symptoms, and if you are unlucky to be experiencing them, tips for relieving the pain. ...

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Happy pills

Pregnancy

While the idea itself may be a little hard to swallow, Rebecca Williamson finds that many women attest to the positive effects of taking placenta capsules.

Pre-baby blues

Pregnancy

Pregnancy is supposed to be a time of joy: your ever-expanding body is blossoming, your skin glowing. However it’s not that way for every woman. For some mums-to-be, pregnancy can be a time of stress ...

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Traveling whilst pregnant

Pregnancy

Thinking about jetting away? Many couples plan a final trip away for just the two of them before baby arrives. Here is what you need to know for when planning your trip.

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Keeping healthy

Pregnancy

When your days are busy taking care of your family's needs it's easy to neglect your own. Prioritising your wellbeing is essential - for everyone's sake - so try these simple tips to keep you healthy ...

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Massage in pregnancy

Pregnancy

Pregnancy can take a toll on your body so why not treat your weary limbs to a massage. We explore the positive benefits that massage has during this special time.

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Pregnancy exercise classes

Pregnancy

Exercise is often put on the back-burner in winter, but when pregnant or recovering from birth it’s important to keep it up. We look at three different low impact classes sure to get you excited about ...