Fertility & Conception

Pregnancy

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

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…

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.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...

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Healthy weight gain in pregnancy

Pregnancy

Weight gain during pregnancy is to be expected, you are after all growing a human being inside you! But keeping within the guidelines, and eating well can make a difference to you and your baby's heal ...

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Nutrition in the 3rd trimester

Pregnancy

Dietician Robyn Lawrence's advice for eating well in the third trimester.

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Pre-eclampisa in pregnancy

Pregnancy

Here's what you need to know about a condition that effects approximately 10% of pregnancies…

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Cramps and Braxton Hicks

Pregnancy

The different aches and pains during pregnancy can be a bit disconcerting, but tummy cramps and Braxton Hicks are all completely normal.

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Nutrition in the 1st trimester

Pregnancy

Navigating nutrition in pregnancy can be tricky. Dietitian Robyn Lawrence gives her tips for each trimester.

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Supplements in pregnancy

Pregnancy

Your nutritional needs change when pregnant and it can be confusing to know what is best. Here are our dietician's tips on supplements.

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Common skin issues in pregnancy

Pregnancy

Find out about the most common skin issues during pregnancy.

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What's normal?

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.

First things first

Pregnancy

We know that dietary and lifestyle factors can affect a healthy pregnancy, so we asked the experts to share their advice on the best ways to look after yourself at this important time.

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It's in the bag

Pregnancy

An important step in preparing for your baby’s arrival is getting your hospital bag together. Here is a handy checklist of items the Little Treasures team found useful to have, along with some extras. ...

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Plan A

Pregnancy

Birth can be an unpredictable process, but taking time to consider the options available to you and your baby can bring a sense of control and lessen anxiety. We asked a midwife and an obstetrician to ...