Pregnancy

Smoking can affect breastfeeding habits

Smoking can affect breastfeeding habits

Researchers have determined that new mothers exposed to cigarette smoke in their homes, stop breastfeeding sooner than women not exposed to second-hand smoke. The study,...
Dieting after birth can make mum’s self esteem worse

Dieting after birth can make mum’s self esteem worse

Royal Kate Middleton and reality superstar Kylie Jenner have recently given birth, although you wouldn’t know it from looking at them. Often celebrities seem to...
Five ways to boost your nutrition before pregnancy

Five ways to boost your nutrition before pregnancy

Thinking about trying to have a baby? Then now is the time for future mums (and dads) to “spring clean” food and lifestyle habits. Here...
What is pre-eclampsia, and how does it affect mums and babies?

What is pre-eclampsia, and how does it affect mums and babies?

Every year around 10,000 women in Australia – or one in 30 pregnancies – are diagnosed with pre-eclampsia. This puts them at a much greater...

Folic acid in pregnancy: MTHFR gene explains why benefits may differ

It's generally recommended that all women should take folic acid, both while they're trying to get pregnant and during the first 12 weeks of...

Don’t blame pregnancy: Mom’s weight gain likely caused by parental lifestyle, age

Pregnancy has long been blamed for causing permanent weight gain and obesity in childbearing women, but the real culprit seems to be lifestyle and...
Painkillers in pregnancy may affect baby

Painkillers in pregnancy may affect baby’s future fertility

Taking painkillers during pregnancy could affect the fertility of the unborn child in later life, research suggests. The study identifies that these drugs may also...
How to boost the chance of having a baby

How to boost the chance of having a baby

For those who dream of being parents, pregnancy problems can be tremendously frustrating and disappointing. In recent decades, scientists have developed a wide range of...
Common pregnancy complication could increase women’s stroke risk

Common pregnancy complication could increase women’s stroke risk

Women with preeclampsia, a common complication of pregnancy, face a heightened risk of stroke during pregnancy and postpartum if they have urinary tract infections,...
Assault during pregnancy could lead to pre-term babies

Assault during pregnancy could lead to pre-term babies

In a recent study, researchers find that physical assault during pregnancy, especially in the third trimester, can increase the rates of babies born at...