Having a baby is a life-changing experience. Becoming a new parent can bring excitement and happiness – but can also trigger stress and worries.

Taking action to support your mental and emotional health can help you manage the challenges of this time in life, and improve your overall wellbeing. Keeping mentally healthy is just as important as staying physically healthy. Remember to A-B-C... Act-Belong-Commit.


Question: I am due to have my first baby and my midwife asked me if I would like to practise delayed cord clamping (DCC) when baby is born. What is DCC and what are the benefits for my baby?


There are many misconceptions around what you can and can’t do in pregnancy. We sort out the facts from the myths.


Pregnancy and early parenthood trigger a wide range of emotions. During pregnancy (the antenatal period) and in the year following childbirth (the postnatal period), it can sometimes be difficult to know whether your feelings of stress, worry, and anxiety are normal, or whether you are experiencing symptoms of an anxiety disorder.


Question: I am six weeks pregnant with my first baby and when I had my routine blood tests it revealed I was rhesus negative. What does this mean for me and my baby


The Midwife Check-in is a free and confidential telephone-based support program for pregnant women and new mums in Queensland. The goal of the program is to reduce the overall incidence of anxiety and depression

This program:

Mums at Work is a program to support pregnant and parenting women to ensure their transition back to work is a healthy and positive experience

Our Mums at Work is a program designed to support professional women in planning for their pregnancies, birth and return to work.

Our experienced midwives are skilled in guiding busy, professional women through their pregnancy journeys and engaging with workplaces to ensure that the transition back to work is a healthy and positive experience for women.

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.


Pregnancy is not always a time for glowing. Some women experience an increase in unusual symptoms during this time.


Preconception and Pregnancy Health 

Pregnancy places many demands on a woman’s body. Ensuring you are as healthy as possible in the preconception period can help with conception, reduce the risk of issues arising during your pregnancy and assist your recovery from birth.




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