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What Is Gestational Diabetes?

9/07/2021 5:21 PM

Gestational diabetes affects between 3-14% of Australian pregnant women. Often gestational diabetes goes away after birth, but sometimes it can lead to birth complications or a diagnosis of type-2 diabetes later in life. With the right testing and management, you can lead a healthy life. Please note that this article does not constitute medical advice and you should always consult with your doctor.

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Did you know a pregnant person's blood contains traces of their baby's DNA? A blood sample from the parent-to-be can be used to screen for abnormalities in the feotus' DNA – This is called Non-Invasive Prenatal Testing (NIPT).

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Preparing For A Premature Birth

18/05/2021 1:02 PM

In Australia, approximately 1 in 10 births are premature. Sometimes premature births are unexpected, but in some cases, you may be aware of a heightened risk of premature birth beforehand. If that is the case, then using time during pregnancy to prepare emotionally and practically for your premmie’s arrival could make the first few weeks or months easier on your family.

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Early Signs Of Labour

18/05/2021 12:51 PM

Did you know labour can technically start weeks before you need to get to the hospital? Don’t worry – this whole time isn’t like the final stage of labour when you’re pushing. So, how do you know when labour has started?

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All midwives in Australia are qualified through either a three-year Bachelor of Midwifery or a three-year Bachelor of Nursing plus a diploma or masters in midwifery. They can work in several different settings, such as a public or private hospital, or in your home. 

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Your antenatal appointments will take place during your pregnancy. ‘Ante’ means before, and ‘natal’ means birth.

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How To Build A Safe Nursery

5/05/2021 5:57 PM

Whether you’re opting for an inspiring space theme or a more neutral, minimalist on-trend look, designing the nursery for your baby-to-be means prioritising safety over style. Beyond beautiful furniture and decor, your nursery must be a safe, soothing haven for your baby to wake, play and sleep. 

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What Is The APGAR Test

5/05/2021 5:14 PM

The APGAR test has been a routine part of newborn health assessment since Dr. Virginia Apgar published it in 1953. It is a simple and effective test that helps indicate whether a newborn is healthy or if they will need monitoring or immediate treatment. 

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Welcome to your third trimester! This is the stage of pregnancy from week 27 until birth. Here’s some advice about managing your health through these last few months.

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Wondering what changes to expect between your first and second trimester? Read on for a quick overview of these six months!

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