Pregnancy brings a whirlwind of changes to not only a woman’s body, but also to our mental state, work, relationships and home (and that doesn’t even include making the baby!). There are so many things to consider, many we don’t even realise when start this journey, and this can cause a lot of confusion and stress. We have included lots of great tips from other parents from the very beginnings of conception, early days of pregnancy and going right through to giving birth. pregnancy

*Don’t forget to check out our tips for New Parents for useful information which can help prepare you for what you might face in those first few months, with topics like dealing with engorgement, how to keep bub awake while feeding, and general advice.

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Getting ready for baby

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What to expect in the 2nd trimester

You may not be feeling as nauseated but your body is going through some big changes and what to expect in the 2nd trimester.

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Does the Chinese Gender Chart Actually Work?

Q&A: Has the Chinese Gender Chart been correct or incorrect when predicting the gender of your baby?

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Maternity Wear Brisbane: Local Guide

So you’ve got back a positive pregnancy test? Soon enough the wardrobe you’ve been curating for years is not going to cut it anymore! But no fear – we’ve made …

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Maternity Wear Sydney: Local Guide

With maternity wear it’s impossible to make a one-sized fits all guide. So we’ve put together our maternity wear Sydney guide with all your options so that you can decide …

Decreased Foetal Movement: Preventing a Stillbirth

 This article is a contribution by Penny, a registered nurse and midwife with 20 years experience in nursing and 10 years in midwifery. She is also a mum to two …

Epidural Pros and Cons

Epidural Pros and Cons – Understand the Risks and Side Effects.

This article was written by Penny, a registered nurse and midwife with 20 years experience as a nurse and 10 years as a midwife. She is also a mum to …

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New Study Shows Probiotics Could be Key in Lowering Pre-eclampsia & Premature Birth Risk

A new study has demonstrated that probiotics taken during pregnancy may be key in lowering the risks of pre-eclampsia and premature birth risk. Timing however to their consumption is crucial and still unconfirmed.

Fastest Ways To Induce Labour

Uncovered: The fastest way to induce labour

You’ve been pregnant for what feels like a lifetime and you’re totally over it. You’re exhausted, bloated and beyond ready to meet that baby of yours. But, that baby seems …

Jacinda Arden Prime MInister of New Zealand is Pregnant

Pregnant and PM – One of the World’s Most Powerful Women is Expecting!

New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Arden has announced she’ll be pregnant while in the top job. It’s another big step in the battle of working mothers and of course, New Zealand is the world leader in big steps for women! READ MORE NOW

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Precipitous Labour – 6 Facts You Need To Know About Rapid Labour

Precipitous Labour is commonly known as fast labour. While that might sound ideal, there can be a number of complications that can make this condition something to be aware of. …

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Maternity Leave Australia – What Am I Entitled To?

Ready to start thinking about maternity leave? What maternity leave are you entitled to in Australia? What can your employer demand and what can’t they demand? CLICK HERE to get the facts before you have that conversation with the boss!

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What happens if I poo during childbirth? (And other AWK Labour Questions!)

Forget squeezing a baby out of your vagina, what happens if you poo during childbirth? We’ve got the answer to this plus all of your other embarrassing labour concerns covered.

Gender Prediction - When Can I Find Out The Gender Of My Baby?

When can you find out the gender of your baby?

You’ve decided – you want to know your baby’s gender!  You want to connect with your little girl or boy.  You want to know if there’s going to be pee …

Emergency Caesarean: That moment you are told “You didn’t do it right”

While all experiences of pregnancy are different, most women hope for an uncomplicated birth. Unfortunately, that isn’t always the case. The gorgeous Belinda shares her story with us today of …

Difficult Pregnancy: When things don’t go according to plan

Did you go through a difficult pregnancy? With health scares for her and bub along the way, Cathy shares her story for other mums to find hope!

Ask an expert – pregnancy category drugs. Which medicines are safe in pregnancy?

Learn about safe medicines in pregnancy. Our expert pharmacist, Tanya Burgess explains pregnancy category drugs and how to keep your baby safe.

C-sections and developmental delays: what is missing from the conversation

Roughly 300,000 babies are born in Australia each year. Of those births approximately 30%, or 90,000 babies will be born by caesarean section. That is a lot of you who …

Exercising during pregnancy

Exercising during pregnancy

Plan on exercising during your pregnancy? Here are our top tips on what to include, and what to avoid in your exercise program.

Second Pregnancy Different To First

Q&A: I’ve just found out I’m pregnant with my second child and was wondering were people’s pregnancies different the second time around? I’m hoping so as my first pregnancy was really challenging.

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Gestational diabetes birth stories

Q&A: Parents share their journey through gestational diabetes from pregnancy to birth

What did you do in the early stages of Labour?

Q&A: How did you deal with early labour? Any tips for keeping your mind distracted or dealing with those early contractions for our mums-to-be? Any funny stories to share? I got a friend to braid my hair for no. 3 because I wanted one post-labour photo without my hair in an absolute mess!