Archives for April 2013

Amy profile & blogs

Amy Johnson BHSc Naturopathy, Cert IV Massage Naturopath at Coburg Natural Therapy Clinic Profile Amy completed her Bachelor’s degree in Health Science-Naturopathy at the Southern School of Natural Therapies. Over the past three years, Amy has practiced concurrently at two clinics in Melbourne, offering naturopathic consultations which include many women who are pregnant, trying to conceive […]

Josh profile & blogs

Dr Joshua Laing MBBS BBiomedSci (Hons) Hospital Medical Officer at Peninsula Health Profile Josh obtained his bachelor’s degree in Biomedical Science at Monash University where he then continued his career in scientific research, undertaking an Honours research project. Upon completion, he then studied Medicine at Notre Dame University in Sydney. He is now a practicing medical […]

Week by week pregnancy guide

Week by week pregnancy guide

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Every week of pregnancy brings about new developments and changes. To guide you through this process we take you on the journey week by week so you can understand what’s going on inside and out. This is just a general guide, so you will notice some variance between your pregnancy and the one described…

Ovulation Calculator

Ovulation Calculator

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Calculate approximate date of ovulation.

The Signs of Ovulation

The Signs of Ovulation

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Are you trying to get pregnant and want to know when you’re ovulating? Some women have strict menstrual cycles and can determine for themselves when to get their groove on, others may not be as regular and need some assistance from bodily hints. Ovulation occurs midway through the menstrual cycle, so that’s around the 14th day (take 2-3 days either side) of an averaged 28 day cycle. This article describes some of the signs of ovulation women can detect to know when they should be trying to conceive.

Early Symptoms of Pregnancy

Early Symptoms of Pregnancy

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Are you paying close attention to your body, searching and hoping to feel something that may suggest that you’re pregnant? The early symptoms of pregnancy aren’t all that different to those you may normally feel around your period, but are usually more enhanced. If you are experiencing a collection of these symptoms it may be an indication you are pregnant and could be worth confirming with a pregnancy test. Find out below what are some of the most common early pregnancy symptoms are so you know what to look out for and what to expect.

Foods to make him more fertile

Foods to make him more fertile

Preconception health for him

Making a baby takes two to tango, so while you are doing everything you can to become more fertile, there is still one other factor, your partner’s fertility. Men can be quite stubborn when the quality of their sperm is put into question, so it’s not an easy conversation to bring up. But in fact, around 35% of infertility cases are caused by problems with the male sperm. So what can you do without upsetting his feelings? If you prepare his menu on a daily basis, then you can subtly sneak in these foods below which are beneficial to sperm health and might go a long way into improving your chances…all without him even knowing about it!

Preconception health for him

Preconception health for him

Preconception health for him

Making a baby takes two to tango, so while you are doing everything you can to become more fertile, there is still one other factor, your partner’s fertility. Men can be quite stubborn when the quality of their sperm is put into question, so it’s not an easy conversation to bring up. But in fact, around 35% of infertility cases are caused by problems with the male sperm. If he is willing to help improve your chances of having a baby, there is more he can do besides the arduous task of being ready for sex. There are several lifestyle and health factors that contribute to the ability of his sperm reaching your egg. Here are some simple tips which he can follow.

Health issues to address before you start trying

Health issues to address before you start trying

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If you are thinking about or you’ve just started trying to conceive, then you know doubt have many questions on what is the best course of action for you and your partner to take. You have entered a very exciting time in your life, but for many it can turn out to be frustrating when months and even years of attempts fail. To help your chances of conceiving it is important to address issues that can influence your preconception health.

Common concerns in early motherhood

Common concerns in early motherhood

Common concerns in early motherhood

While undoubtedly you are putting all your concern and energy into your newborn baby, who is looking after you? The early stages of motherhood can be quite tough, particularly if it’s your first time round. Often mothers are so involved with being a mother that they can neglect their own concerns or problems. It is important to address the concerns you may have about yourself, as it may help strengthen you, so you can get back to being a mother. Below are some of the common concerns women have during early childhood.