Single Umbilical Artery
Single umbilical artery – parents share their experience with single umbilical artery (SUA) in pregnancy and the outcome for their baby
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 …
IVF Sydney Guide – Finding A Fertility Clinic in Sydney
This article is just a guide and it is necessary to discuss any procedures with a medical professional: in an emergency call 000. If you’re considering IVF there is a …
IVF Melbourne Guide – Finding A Fertility Clinic in Melbourne
This article is just a guide and it is necessary to discuss any procedures with a medical professional: in an emergency call 000. There’s a lot of things to take …
Listeria risk in pregnancy
Listeria is a rare but serious bacterial infection. In healthy adults, listeria usually causes no problems. Pregnant women are at one of the highest risks with the risk of miscarriage, premature …
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!
Pre-eclampsia experiences. Mums share their journey with pre-eclampsia and hypertension in pregnancy and the outcome for themselves and baby
Gestational diabetes experiences
Q&A: I have been diagnosed with Gestational Diabetes. It will need to be diet control first with 4 daily finger pricks and low GI Diet. Who else was diagnosed with this? And did it turn into insulin injections?
Cysts on baby’s brain
Q&A: Im 24 weeks and I just seen my obstetrician and she said that my 20 week scan has shown 2 cysts on my babies brain. She said it is common and most likely will go away, if not it could lead to my baby having Down syndrome. Did anyone else have this? I have no idea what to think!
Midwife Tips: Pre Labour/Premature Rupture of Membranes (PROM)
The moment your waters break is usually a signal for women that they will get to meet their baby soon. But sometimes baby doesn’t come straight away or it happens before full term. Our midwife, Caroline May, explains what PROM and PPROM are, and what you can expect if you experience it.
Doctor recommended caesarean
Q&A: I went to my doctor today for my checkup. I am currently 38 weeks along. He said to me he would recommend a c section as it is a big baby and because I am small with narrow hips it could make a mess of things if I give birth naturally. As this is my first I am very nervous about a c section and normal delivery, getting a nit anxious. Basically I’m just wondering if anyone else’s situation was similar and what they chose to do as I would rather the safest option for myself and my baby.
Q&A: I would love some advice on complete placenta previa. I’m 20 weeks and My Dr has just told me that my placenta is centered over my cervix and in her opinion when she sees it like this it doesn’t move. I do go back for a scan at 32 weeks just in the off chance it does move.