Pregnancy and Parenting

Question: I am due to have my first baby and my midwife asked me if I would like to practise delayed cord clamping (DCC) when baby is born. What is DCC and what are the benefits for my baby?

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There are many misconceptions around what you can and can’t do in pregnancy. We sort out the facts from the myths.

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Choosing childcare is one of the most challenging return-to-work tasks for new parents.

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 With the right planning and support women can continue breastfeeding when returning to work.

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Pregnancy and early parenthood trigger a wide range of emotions. During pregnancy (the antenatal period) and in the year following childbirth (the postnatal period), it can sometimes be difficult to know whether your feelings of stress, worry, and anxiety are normal, or whether you are experiencing symptoms of an anxiety disorder.

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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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