Pregnancy and Parenting

This booklet aims provides a brief, easy to read introduction to depression during pregnancy (antenatal depression) or following childbirth (postnatal depression).

For many new mothers feeling anxious is more common than feeling blue.


Question: I had a baby four months ago and I have started back at the gym but I have been experiencing a small amount of bladder leakage which is embarrassing. I started wearing pads to the gym but want to know if things will improve? Answer:

Resuming exercise is important for new mums and provides numerous benefits but it can also trigger bladder leakage. It is estimated that up to 30% of women will experience some form of urinary incontinence after having a baby.

The health benefits of breastfeeding are well-documented but there's a lot of practical information many women don't know.

Recognising the early signs can help you find out about a pregnancy sooner, which will benefit you in the long run.

Manufacturer of emergency contraceptive pill warns of effectiveness in overweight women

There are many reasons why women experience difficulty in conceiving. we discuss five common causes. By Kirsten Braun


What was the aim of the study?

The prospective study, published in the journal Diabetes Care, investigated whether an unborn baby experiences overgrowth before a pregnant woman is diagnosed with gestational diabetes (GD). The study also looked at the relationship between GD and the mother’s weight. The unborn babies’ abdominal circumference (AC) and head circumference (HC) was measured via ultrasound at 20 and 28 weeks of gestational age.

Despite its effectiveness this contraceptive is not popular in Australia, perhaps due to myths and misconceptions around IUDs.

While new mothers anticipate changes such as sleep deprivation they don't often envision the isolation a new baby can bring. By Kirsten Braun


There are many different types of isolation that new mothers may experience. Not all types will apply to all women, but most new mothers are affected by some form of isolation, particularly in the first six months of having a baby.


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