The Joy of Movement

By: Jane Kilkenny That first kick that a woman feels during pregnancy is our earliest sign of the importance of movement.  That feeling is so special, it’s the first real physical indication that we have another little human growing inside. … Continue Reading >

Vaccinations for Pregnancy

Dr Ian Hill Obstetrician and Gynaecologist Royal Prince Alfred and Prince of Wales Hospitals Generally speaking, vaccinations tend to be a grey area for most expecting mums, and it is easy to see why. For most women, the focus is… Continue Reading >

Enhancing Wellbeing During Pregnancy

As expecting, or new, parents there is a vast amount of information that you can access about how to help your beautiful baby grow into a thriving successful adult. Opinions vary wildly about what does (or doesn’t) help you navigate… Continue Reading >

Benefits of a Mediterranean diet during pregnancy

Did you know that what you eat during pregnancy impacts your baby’s future health?  A Mediterranean-style diet has been found to be one of the healthiest options for pregnant mummas.  Here we investigate the benefits. What is the Mediterranean diet?… Continue Reading >

Helping first time mums, who were actually Stepmums first! Tips for getting through those 9 months and beyond.

Parenting is full of changes. Step parenting is full of challenges. Becoming a mum is full of challenges. No matter how prepared you think you are for it having been a stepparent, there are challenges and issues that you cannot… Continue Reading >

How to monitor the intensity of your pregnancy workouts without tracking your heart rate

Rachel Simpson   So many women are confused about how to exercise safely during pregnancy. Everyone seems to have a different answer – doctors, family and friends, personal trainers – and the research and recommendations for safe exercise during pregnancy… Continue Reading >

How a woman’s body changes during pregnancy

Rachel Simpson   Your body undergoes significant change throughout your pregnancy to make room for your growing baby. The uterus increases significantly in size and weight during pregnancy. Its volume can increase 500-1000 times the size of a non-pregnant woman’s… Continue Reading >

Pelvic Floor Exercises Before & After Birth

Without a doubt, during your pregnancy you’ll hear the term ‘pelvic floor exercises’. But do you really need to do these regularly? And if so, how do you know if you’re doing them correctly? Because the pelvic floor is an… Continue Reading >

How to Cope with Severe Nausea and Vomiting during Pregnancy

When you first fall pregnant, feeling a little queasy in the morning can be a welcome sign that everything is progressing well. If it’s your first pregnancy it can even feel like an initiation into a special club – ‘yay,… Continue Reading >

Everything you should know about Listeria during pregnancy

Have you recently found out that you’re pregnant? What amazing news to receive! There’s nothing more exciting than the prospect of starting a family. However, I understand that this time can be a little nerve-racking, as you want to protect… Continue Reading >