What happens as we age ? We often wonder what happens to our body as we age, what intrinsic processes take place and what physical changes happen to the body as the ageing process continues. Most women reach menopause between… 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 >

CMV: The Most Common Infectious Cause of Disability in Newborn Babies | Dr Hayley Smithers-Sheedy | Ep 188

  Have you heard of CMV? If this is the first you’ve heard of it I’m sure you’re not alone. Did you know that CMV is the most common infectious cause of disability in newborn babies? So, why do we… Continue Reading >

10 Myths About Birth Trauma

1 in 4 women describe their birth experience as traumatic, however there are many misconceptions about birth trauma that contribute to preventing mothers and fathers from getting the support they need for recovery.  Here we explore 10 common myths about… Continue Reading >

Teething and Your Baby

For some babies teething seems to be an almost painless process where a parent notices a tooth and there have been no symptoms of teething prior to this. But for many babies there is some pain associated with teeth cutting… Continue Reading >

How to Calm our Anxious Kids

Content is written by Maggie Dent Anxiety is the most significant mental health issue in childhood, and yet it frequently goes undetected and untreated. Signs of anxiety can be noticed as early as age two but we see a significant… Continue Reading >

Anxiety in Children—Causes, Symptoms, and CBT

Unfortunately, anxiety in children is a common issue. According to anxiety statistics, 3.8% of the global population had anxiety disorders in 2017. It’s normal that children have fears while growing up. Infants and toddlers are afraid of loud noises, and… Continue Reading >

Understanding the difference between common cold and COVID-19 in parents and children

Colds and COVID-19 are all caused by viruses. There is no “common cold virus” per se. There are hundreds of viruses that can cause a whole host of symptoms from cough, red throat, runny nose, sore ears to vomiting, diarrhoea,… Continue Reading >


By Waveny Holland, President of Australian Acupuncture & Chinese Medicine Association Ltd (AACMA) A new baby in the home is both exciting and daunting. Even if well planned, there are many changes and adjustments needed to accommodate that… Continue Reading >

Does Teething interfere with Sleep?

  If your baby is waking several times during the night it is unlikely to be directly related to teething. Your baby’s deepest sleep is from bed time through to midnight and from midnight till 7am your baby is in… Continue Reading >