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The number of premature baby deaths is still too high. What can be done...

A mother holds the foot of her premature baby. Prematurity is the most common cause of neonatal death globally. UNICEF Ethiopia/2012/Pudlowski Lulu Mussa Muhe, Addis Ababa...
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Supporting bereaved parents through stillbirth & pregnancy loss

If you are ever in a position to support a friend or sister through the process of birthing and grieving a stillborn child, this...
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Explainer: What is pre-eclampsia & how does it affect mums and babies?

Around one in 30 pregnant women have pre-eclampsia. From shutterstock.com Amanda Henry, UNSW and Kelly Thompson Every year around 10,000 women in Australia – or one in...
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Too soon: Prematurity and early arrivals

Premature babies are those born before 37 weeks of pregnancy. The earlier a baby is born, the greater chance there is of developing complications...
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Living with PCOS

Phillippa Marossi shares her story, as she believes many women struggle with similar issues to hers and she encourages them to keep the faith...
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Clamping the umbilical cord straight after birth is bad for a baby’s health

Umbilical cord clamps. KANOWA/Shutterstock.com Sally Pezaro, Coventry University Clamping and cutting a baby’s umbilical cord as soon as it is born can be bad for its health....
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Coming to grips with PND

What should be the most wonderful time of a mother’s life can quickly descend into inky blackness, fringed by episodes of psychotic madness, irrational...
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Top teas for pregnancy

Caffeine intake during pregnancy should be limited, so cutting back on coffee is most definitely a good idea. However, before you substitute your daily...
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Choosing a water birth

I often have women come to my practice who are eager to have a water birth but they have several concerns: What is a...
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How to relieve postpartum gas

Your body goes through various strange, weird and wonderful changes during pregnancy. Giving life is a huge task – your body is amazing! These changes,...
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