Pregnancy and Parenting

Question: I am six weeks pregnant with my first baby and when I had my routine blood tests it revealed I was rhesus negative. What does this mean for me and my baby

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The study, published in Women and Birth, examined pregnant women’s diets in relation to the Australian Guidelines for Healthy Eating.

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The prospective study, published in the journal Diabetes Care, investigated whether an unborn baby experiences overgrowth before a pregnant woman is diagnosed with gestational diabetes.

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Question:  My baby is six weeks old and is very unsettled. He is being breastfed and is feeding well and putting on weight. His wees and poos seem fine (no diarrhoea). A good friend suggested his unsettledness might be due to lactose intolerance and advised me that I should eat a lactose-free diet. Is there any point to this?

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Pregnancy is not always a time for glowing. Some women experience an increase in unusual symptoms during this time.

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Despite its effectiveness this contraceptive is not popular in Australia, perhaps due to myths and misconceptions around IUDs.

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How depressive symptoms are associated with time for self.

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Our Health Information Line receives calls and emails from women on a broad range of health issues. This regular column features answers to some of the most commonly asked questions.

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We explore the recommendations for weight gain during pregnancy

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Pregnant women are routinely warned about Listeria but what is the real risk of this bacteria?

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