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In this section you can read and follow blogs from healthcare professionals who will discuss, advise and inform you on many issues surrounding pregnancy, preconception, motherhood, women’s health and childhood health and development. Follow the contributions of a particular author by clicking onto their profile or simply view the most recent posts below.

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George Thouas
Biomedical Senior Scientist
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Amy Johnson
Bachelor of Health Science Naturopathy
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Joshua Laing
Medical Doctor
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Recent Posts

Things you didn’t know about vitamin D

Written by George Thouas. Posted on April 13, 2016.
Things you didn’t know about vitamin D

Okay, so you’ve heard the usual facts. Vitamin D is good for healthy bones and teeth, and you need calcium as well, you get it from sunlight and fish, and it might improve your mood. It is even good for expecting mums and baby health. Well, this is all true. But biologically, Vitamin D does a whole lot more.
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Omega-3’s in late pregnancy and newborn life – what’s new?

Written by George Thouas. Posted on April 13, 2016.
Omega-3’s in late pregnancy and newborn life – what’s new?

By now you’ve probably heard about the beneficial effects of “good fats”, the omega-3 fatty acids, which are rich in foods such as nuts, oily fish, shellfish and sea-weed. But they aren’t just great for heart and brain health. Expecting mums are becoming increasingly aware of the health benefits of omega-3’s to their hungry little passenger!
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Fertility Awareness: The Art of Trying

Written by Rebecca Tolhurst. Posted on March 23, 2016.
Fertility Awareness: The Art of Trying

Menstrual cycles and ovulation dates for different women can vary as much as personalities. When beginning a pre-conception health and wellbeing regime, many things need to be considered. Accurate ovulation prediction is one of the more important aspects of fertility awareness, as many couples are unaware of the woman’s ovulation date and find themselves trying at the wrong times.
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Everything you need to know about Urinary Tract Infections

Written by Amy Johnson. Posted on July 23, 2013.
Everything you need to know about Urinary Tract Infections

Urinary Tract Infections (UTI’s) are a common ailment I see in women that most often results in a visit to their doctor or other health care practitioner. UTI’s often occur in pregnant women who may be experiencing them for the first time and might think the symptoms are related to their pregnancy.
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Overcoming the breastfeeding blues

Written by Amy Johnson. Posted on August 2, 2012.

I consult with a lot of women in my clinic who are first-time mothers that are struggling to breastfeed. Often, their child is very unsettled and not sleeping, and the mother comes to me feeling rundown, weepy and generally struggling to cope. This is not an uncommon picture for many new mothers.
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An informed couple is essential for a successful pregnancy

Written by Dr Joshua Laing . Posted on July 4, 2012.
An informed couple is essential for a successful pregnancy

Most couples are underprepared and do not have the necessary knowledge before having their first child, which can have significant health implications. Considering that 50% of pregnancies are not planned, there is a substantial population of women who become pregnant that are underprepared to have a baby. Even those planning to have a baby may also be ill-informed and be under-resourced when it comes to having a healthy, uncomplicated, and successful birth.
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Dealing with nausea and vomiting during pregnancy

Written by Amy Johnson . Posted on July 4, 2012.

As a practicing naturopath, common questions I receive from pregnant patients are; 1) what causes vomiting and nausea in pregnancy? 2) How can I prevent it? 3) Do you have any self-help suggestions? Nausea and vomiting in pregnancy, commonly known as “morning sickness,” affects approximately 80 percent of pregnant women. There are many theories as to why this occurs, some possible causes include…
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