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What is Gestational Diabetes and how is it tested?

What is Gestational Diabetes and how is it tested?

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Gestational diabetes mellitus, or better known as GDM/pregnancy diabetes is a fast-growing concern for many pregnant women.

12-14% of all pregnant women will test positive to the GDM testing and therefore become known as a gestational diabetic for the duration of their pregnancy.

Getting to the bottom of things:  Cloth nappy or disposable?

Getting to the bottom of things: Cloth nappy or disposable?

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On average, a child will use about 7,000 nappies in their lifetime. So it makes sense to think carefully about what kind of nappy you wish to buy for your little one. Like anything, there are pros and cons when using cloth nappies or disposable nappies.

Here, we dive into the topic and share our top picks for nappy brands in 2020.

What is a Stretch & Sweep?

What is a Stretch & Sweep?

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A stretch and sweep is sometimes offered to women when they are approaching or past their due date. What is it exactly though? Dr Adeline Chan is an obstetrician in Sydney and talks us through the procedure.

How to manage morning sickness during pregnancy

How to manage morning sickness during pregnancy

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Morning sickness during pregnancy is common, especially during the first trimester. Unfortunately, some women will suffer it into the second trimester, with a small percentage throughout their pregnancy. Beth Ryan is a Midwife here in Australia and talks through the symptoms and the things you can do to help you get through it.

Placenta positions and how they impact your pregnancy and birth outcomes

Placenta positions and how they impact your pregnancy and birth outcomes

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The placenta is an incredible life giving organ providing nutrients and oxygen to your baby and its important to understand the positions it can attach to in the uterus. Lauren Brenton is a registered midwife in Australia and gives us a closer look into the world of placentas.

High Blood Pressure and Pre-Eclampsia in Pregnancy

High Blood Pressure and Pre-Eclampsia in Pregnancy

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Obstetricians regularly check your blood pressure during pregnancy. This is to monitor any possible high blood pressure which can cause complications. Dr Adeline Chan is based in NSW and gives us some good information regarding pre-eclampsia.

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