pregnancy

Is my newborn safe?

Transcript If you’ve got a newborn, the evidence is that you don’t need to be worried at all really. So,

Should I get the flu vaccine?

Transcript One of the key messages this year with coronavirus is that everybody should be covered for influenza. And as

Cerebral palsy rates falling in Australia

One of the things parents fear is that their baby might be born with cerebral palsy. That’s brain damage usually

Can omega-3 reduce risk of pre-term birth?

Here at the Health Reader, we’re often sceptical of the benefits of supplements marketed as a cure-all for any number

Post-natal depression affects dads too

Post-natal depression in women gets attention from health professionals and the research community. How pregnancy and the time after birth

High fat: a hindrance for your children

Studies have shown that maternal body mass index (BMI) pre pregnancy can be a predictor of childhood obesity in their

Anxiety and depression in pregnancy and early parenthood

If you are reading this, you may have concerns about your thoughts, feelings or behaviours, or those of your partner

Type 1 diabetes and pregnancy

Type 1 diabetes is an autoimmune disease, which attacks the cells in the pancreas which produce insulin. Insulin is required

Contraception: natural family planning

What is natural family planning? Natural family planning is a form of birth control that involves abstaining from having sex

Contraception: female surgical sterilisation

What is female surgical sterilisation? Female surgical sterilisation is a form of permanent contraception that involves sealing off or blocking

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