When does Good Friday become a Great Friday!

All parents share special bonds with their children and no two women’s journey to become a mum is necessarily the same. My journey to become a mum involved IVF after 8 years of trying naturally for a baby.  Some may… Continue Reading >

The ‘REST-ACTIVE-REST SANDWICH’

Understanding how to create the smoothest pregnancy in each Trimester   During your First Trimester of pregnancy, the one thing your body wants to do, more than anything else on the planet (!), is to maintain the pregnancy. To accomplish… Continue Reading >

Fertility and your Thyroid – is there a link?

If you and your partner have been trying to conceive for six months or more, have you considered getting your Thyroid checked?  Optimal Thyroid function is crucial when it comes to fertility in both men and women. But why is… Continue Reading >

How To Monitor The Intensity Of Your Pregnancy Workouts Without Tracking Your Heart Rate | Rachel Simpson | Ep 135

  Long gone are those days of pregnancy being a condition that puts women on bed rest for 9 months. Just because a women is pregnant doesn’t mean she has to stop physical activity, if anything there are a number… Continue Reading >

How A Woman’s Body Changes During Pregnancy | Rachel Simpson | Ep 125

I think we’d all agree that the birth of child is a divine miracle, during the 9 months in the lead up to the baby’s arrival a women’s body goes through many physical transformations. Despite that every women will have… Continue Reading >

What is the Ideal Pregnancy Weight Gain?

Dr Tanya Unni AMTAN Medical Centre, Pimpama, Gold Coast   Weight gain is a natural part of pregnancy but how much is too much? First of all, let’s put a myth to bed. The notion of ‘eating quantity for two’… Continue Reading >

Back Pain and Pregnancy

For most women, back pain is an integral part of being pregnant. For some, back pain starts in the first trimester itself. Back pain can actually be an early sign of pregnancy. Women who are overweight or have had back… Continue Reading >

How to survive hyperemesis gravidarum during pregnancy

When you are in the very depths of HG or severe NVP it can seem like surviving from one minute to the next is impossible. If you’re suffering early in your pregnancy you may ask yourself how you can possibly… Continue Reading >

Pelvic Floor & Its Importance to our Body During & After Childbirth | Linda Fuller | Ep 111

  We’ve heard time & time again about the importance of strengthening our pelvic floor muscles. It’s not until you have a sudden or unexpected loss of bladder control when you cough, laugh, jump or sneeze that you experience this… Continue Reading >

Pregnancy Nutrition Tips

By Melanie McGrice, APD and Pregnancy Chef ambassador   We all know that a healthy diet is important during pregnancy, but despite this, 100% of Australian pregnant women don’t meet their recommended nutritional needs.[1] With morning sickness, hormone fluctuations and… Continue Reading >