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Ectopic pregnancy – treatment overview.

In most cases, an ectopic pregnancy is treated right away to avoid rupture and severe blood loss. The decision about which treatment to use depends on how early the pregnancy is detected and women’s overall condition. For an early ectopic pregnancy that is not causing bleeding, you may have a choice between using medicine or […]

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Pregnancy Planning – Maternity Leave

If you are planning a pregnancy in the nearest future, it is important to think about your maternity leave. Sometimes a few months could be the difference between whether or not you’re entitled to take leave or whether you are eligible for a maternity leave payment. That’s why in today’s article we would like to […]

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Pregnancy nutrition – Eating seafood

Unless you are vegetarian, it’s ideal to have seafood feature in your diet regularly!  This may include white fish, pink/oily fish and shellfish such as prawns, lobster, bugs as well as scallops and mussels. Seafood gives you a valuable source of protein, B vitamins, iron, zinc and especially iodine and omega-3 fatty acids.  The iodine […]

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Pregnancy nutrition – Iron needs in pregnancy

What is iron and why do I need it? Iron is a mineral that is involved in making red blood cells, carrying oxygen and producing energy.  It is therefore important to ensure you’re eating enough of it! What is different in pregnancy nutrition? In pregnancy your iron requirements rise greatly so you can provide for […]

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Pregnancy diet – What is gestational diabetes?

Gestational diabetes is the type of diabetes that can happen during pregnancy. Treating gestational diabetes helps reduce the risk of complications during pregnancy and improve your baby’s health in the future. What causes gestational diabetes? Gestational diabetes is a condition affecting around 15% of pregnant women.  It causes a woman’s blood glucose to be high. […]

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Obstetrician’s advice on morning sickness

Morning sickness is a common symptom of early pregnancy and in many cases, goes away by the end of the first trimester. It is caused in part by changes in hormones during pregnancy and may make eating difficult.   Although it is called ‘morning sickness’, nausea can happen at any time of the day. Morning […]

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Activity in pregnancy – Obstetricians Sydney

We all know that keeping active when you are pregnant can be healthy.  It keeps you fit for labour and delivery, helps with stress management and aids in managing your weight and can reduce some pregnancy complaints and complications …but just how much exercise is recommended and what type is best? It is recommended that […]

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Food allergies-do you need to be careful in pregnancy and breastfeeding?

It appears food allergy is becoming a more common problem, with some countries reporting a 50% increase in the rate of peanut allergy.  Overall it is estimated that around 5% of children develop food allergies most commonly to dairy products.  It is not well understood why allergy rates are on the rise.   Food allergies are […]

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Pregnancy nutrition – Iron in Pregnancy

What is iron and why do I need it? Iron is a mineral that is involved in making red blood cells, carrying oxygen and producing energy.  It is therefore important to ensure you’re eating enough of it! What is different in pregnancy nutrition? In pregnancy, your iron requirements rise greatly so you can provide for […]

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Supplements for Pregnancy – Pregnancy Nutrition

Many pregnant women take supplements during their pregnancy but are they actually necessary? You may have been told by your healthcare provider that if you eat a well-balanced diet, then a multivitamin in pregnancy is not usually required.  However, we know that often a woman’s diet is not always ideal and in fact, one recent […]

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