Everything you need to know about Urinary Tract Infections

Everything you need to know about Urinary Tract Infections

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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.

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…

Nutrition whilst pregnant

Nutrition whilst pregnant

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Healthy eating during pregnancy is one of the best gifts you can give to your baby-to-be. Good nutrition will support his or her growth and development, maintain your health during and after the pregnancy and possibly benefit their health in later years. Now that you’re pregnant, your daily nutritional needs are greater but not exactly doubled. Focus on choosing foods high in nutrition quality rather than increasing your portion sizes. Your additional energy needs for the second and third trimesters can be supported by increasing your fruit intake from 2 to 4 serves a day. Continue to eat each day plenty of vegetables (5-6 servings), wholegrain breads and cereals (4-6 servings), moderate amounts of lean meat, chicken and fish (1.5 servings), low-fat dairy (2 servings), eat sweets sparingly and be strict with no happy hour rendezvous.

Lifestyle whilst pregnant

Lifestyle whilst pregnant

Lifestyle whilst pregnant

Pregnancy is a very special yet delicate time that embodies not only your developing baby, but many dietary and lifestyle guidelines that you might be following to a T or perhaps still practicing to make perfect. Every pregnant woman has her own struggles and it helps to confide in your own mother and other mothers for advice and tricks they have for coping with these and other expecting bumps. Some lifestyle changes mentioned below will become easier to follow as your tummy continues to grow giving away your major reason for living a healthier lifestyle. Your new good habits may even become so natural to you that you’ll continue reaping in their health benefits throughout your life.

Dealing with nausea and vomiting during pregnancy

Dealing with nausea and vomiting during pregnancy

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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? 1) What causes vomiting and nausea in pregnancy? Nausea and vomiting in pregnancy, commonly known as “morning sickness,” affects approximately 80 percent […]

Potential issues

First trimester This is a time when you may feel physically and emotionally drained. You may also feel anxious as you may not yet feel comfortable about your pregnancy. Some of the more common complaints during the first trimester include morning sickness, dental problems, and tiredness. Morning sickness About half of all pregnant women experience […]

Preparing for the birth

Never underestimate the calming effect of being prepared.  Hopefully by now you have made all the arrangements in preparation for the birth.  If you have decided on giving birth in a hospital, it is ideal to select the hospital early in the pregnancy.  The same applies for selecting your healthcare provider during the pregnancy, be […]

Due Date Calculator

Due Date Calculator

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If you know when your baby was conceived, you may have already estimated your baby’s due date. At your first prenatal exam, your healthcare provider will ask you questions to predict your due date. Knowing your baby’s due date can help in many ways. It helps to monitor your baby’s growth throughout the pregnancy. Different […]

The top 10 must have micronutrients

We all start off as just one cell (a zygote). From that, inside the mother, the cell rapidly divides into billions and billions of cells which become specialized (eg. muscle, nerves, bone, skin, organs etc). So when you think about it, cell division and surrounding pathways are crucial for optimal fetal growth. These mechanisms don’t […]

That’s my name, don’t wear it out!

Thinking about names for your child? We take a look at the most popular names in Australia for 2010. It may help you decide which name you want or which names you want to avoid! Popular Girl Names: Top 10: Ruby. Most famous for: A name that has risen conversely with Ruby Rose’s fame in […]