Babies

June 18, 2018

Morning Sickness? These Breakfasts Might Help

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Morning sickness is the pits; there’s no point sugar coating it. Waking up every single day feeling like you’re on a boat, or worse like you’ve been out all night on “the sauce” (when you were actually in bed by 8.30) is completely...

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June 18, 2018

What’s With All the Doctor’s Appointments in Pregnancy?

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Congratulations! You’re pregnancy test is positive. Great news! You book in to see your GP to have your pregnancy confirmed, and find out what to do next. Your doctor then presents you with a nine month calendar of antenatal...

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June 18, 2018

The Emotional Conflict When Maternity Leave Ends

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Few women experience a change in life circumstances more drastic than when we have a family. Generally speaking, most women have carved out a life for themselves, have a job and probably a career that they are deeply engaged in. That...

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June 18, 2018

Coffee Anyone? Just How Much Is Safe When Breastfeeding?

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In those first ‘new born’ weeks of hazy days, constant night feeds and nappy changes, it can feel like coffee is the only life-giving source. You wouldn’t be the first new Mum to reinvigorate her coffee addiction. But it’s worth...

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June 18, 2018

Should I Give My Baby the Flu Shot?

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After a horror flu season in 2017, many parents are talking about ways to protect their children from the flu. The ‘flu shot’ is one of the options coming up in conversation. But there is a lack of knowledge around whether it is safe...

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June 18, 2018

Here’s How to Get Your Pregnancy Glow On

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While some women are lucky enough to experience that pregnancy glow from the get-go, there are many who aren’t so lucky. Raging hormones, cravings for food you may have never been interested in before and your changing shape can...

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June 18, 2018

What To Expect at Your 12 Week Scan

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In Australia, women are offered two ultrasounds throughout their pregnancy. One is offered between 11 and 13 weeks and is known as the 12 week scan. The second is known as the 20 week scan. The 12 week scan is offered to confirm the...

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June 18, 2018

A Brief Word on Growth Charts

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I’m sure you’ve seen the growth charts for tracking the weight, length and head circumference of your baby in their Maternal & Child Health book. Simply put, if your baby is on the 50th centile for weight this means that 50% of the...

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June 18, 2018

Baby Communication: Tuning in to Your Baby

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As parents, we are taught by the midwives in the hospital and our MCH nurses how to look after our babies, but not necessarily how to communicate with them, or tune in to their communication cues. We are taught to feed them when they...

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June 18, 2018

Photography project captures how breast feeding really looks

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Suzie Blake is a photographer and Mum to two boys. While breast feeding her sons she found that images of women breast feeding in the mainstream media didn’t look like her own experience of breast feeding. So she set about challenging...

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