Tag: Pregnancy

listeria risk in pregnancy

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 …

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 …

probiotic and birth risk

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.

Pooping during childbirth

What happens if I poo during childbirth?

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.

most popular baby names in 2018

Predicting the most popular baby names in 2018

We are predicting the most popular baby names in 2018. Including boy and girl nature names, hipster names and old fashioned baby names

Chinese Gender Chart - Baby Gender Prediction

Chinese gender chart accuracy

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

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.

12 week gender ultrasound – is it accurate?

Community Tips: How often is gender wrong on ultrasound? Parents share their experience with incorrect ultrasound predictions.

Dreams about baby gender – are they gender predictors? Our mums weigh in!

Q&A: What has been your experience with baby gender dreams? Accurate or not accurate?

Non Invasive Pre-natal Testing (NIPT)

Non Invasive Pre-natal Testing

Explainer for Non Invasive Pre-natal Testing.

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.

agitated when pregnant

Agitated when pregnant

Agitated when pregnant – I am 5 months pregnant and easily agitated. Parents share their tips to manage the crazy pregnancy hormones

Two week wait - surviving IVF

Two week wait – surviving IVF

IVF is challenging. Find some practical advice for surviving the two week wait.

rhesus negative

Rhesus Negative blood type in pregnancy

Q&A: Has anyone had any experience with being a Rhesus negative blood type and have previously given birth to a Rhesus positive baby? I understand subsequent pregnancies can be high risk after giving birth to Rh+ baby and would like to know how other people have gone with their following pregnancies. (Obviously i will be having the anti D injections).

baby engaged

How early was your baby engaged?

Q&A: How early did your baby engage and how long after baby engaged did you go into labour?

Iron infusion in pregnancy

Iron infusion in pregnancy

Low iron in pregnancy can show as tiredness and a lack of energy to do day to day tasks. Mums share their experience with having an iron infusion during pregnancy to boost their iron levels.

best way to sleep when pregnant

Best way to sleep when pregnant

Tips: Up and down to the toilet, can’t get comfortable, your mind is racing, heartburn….there are so many reasons why sleep during pregnancy can be a challenge.U

Best Pregnancy Apps: 10 cool apps for the mummy-to-be!

Best pregnancy apps. The 10 best pregnancy apps for mums to be to help prepare for pregnancy and the adventures beyond.

pregnancy cravings

How early did your pregnancy cravings start?

Q&A: How early did your pregnancy cravings start? Currently 5 weeks pregnant with baby number 2 & I’m starting to get cravings (in between nausea bouts) and I keep thinking it’s too soon.

Pregnancy, Pelvic pain, pain

Pelvic pain in pregnancy

Q&A: Has anyone experienced pelvic pain when pregnant and how did you cope with it?

weight gain in pregnancy

Weight gain in pregnancy

Q&A: Just wondering if other mums could share what their weight gain in pregnancy was. I’m currently 33weeks and have put on about 25kg.

anterior placenta

Anterior Placenta

Q&A: Just curious when other mummys with anterior placentas felt their baby move? This is my 2nd pregnancy but last time my placenta was at the back.

Was your second baby early or late?

Was your second baby early or late?

Was your second baby early or late? Parents share when their second child was born: early, late or born on their due date.

pregnancy after placenta abruption

Pregnancy after placenta abruption

I would love to hear from those who suffered a placenta abruption during pregnancy and have gone on to have other pregnancies. Just wondering what your experiences were in a pregnancy after placenta abruption.

We love Survival Sister – you will too…

As a pregnant woman or a new mum wouldn’t it be a dream come true to find a single destination where all those fab, useful and unique products that can …

Movement in second pregnancy

Q&A: How far along were you when you started to feel baby #2 move?

Baby bump popping early

Q&A: I’m 14 weeks pregnant with baby number 2. The last two weeks my belly has really popped out and I feel this is very early. Did anyone experience your baby bump popping early with baby number 2?

Boosting sex drive while pregnant

Q&A: Bit of an awkward question, but does anyone have any tips for boosting sex drive while pregnant? I’m pregnant with number 3 & my sex drive is at 10 below zero, lol.

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.