pregnancy health

Managing gestational diabetes
Managing gestational diabetes November 28, 2014 (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Midwifery researchers are tailoring gestational diabetes education to meet the needs of diverse communities. Project leader Professor Mary Carolan-Olah said many culturally and linguistically diverse clientele lacked appropriate information on gestational diabetes. “Sunshine Hospital in Melbourne’s west sees three times the national ... Read More »

Pregnant and breastfeeding women needed for iodine nutrition study
Pregnant and breastfeeding women needed for iodine nutrition study November 27, 2014 (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Are you currently pregnant or breastfeeding your child or do you know someone who is? The University’s Menzies Research Institute Tasmania is conducting a study investigating the level of knowledge among Tasmanian women about iodine nutrition and supplement use during ... Read More »

World-first App supports stress reduction and improves wellbeing during and after pregnancy
World-first App supports stress reduction and improves wellbeing during and after pregnancy November 23, 2014 (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

A new App that helps manage the stress of pregnancy and aims to reduce the risk of developing postnatal depression and other mental illnesses has been created by beyondblue and Smiling Mind. Mind the Bump is free, clinically-based and the ... Read More »

Australia and New Zealand world leaders in safe IVF
Australia and New Zealand world leaders in safe IVF November 6, 2014 (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

New Zealand and Australia are world leaders when it comes to safe IVF practice thanks to their focus on single-embryo transfer, according to the Assisted Reproductive Technology in Australia and New Zealand 2012 report released today by the National Perinatal Epidemiology and ... Read More »

Diet and exercise during pregnancy has hidden benefits
Diet and exercise during pregnancy has hidden benefits October 16, 2014 (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

It might not be obvious on the scales, but healthy eating and increased physical activity from walking during pregnancy is directly associated with a range of improved outcomes at birth, according to researchers from the University of Adelaide. Results of ... Read More »

How to sleep when pregnant
How to sleep when pregnant October 12, 2014 (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Trying to find a comfortable position for a good night’s sleep can be a challenge at the best of times. With a pregnant belly and other pregnancy related body changes, some sleep positions are impossible. Finding the right position, that’s ... Read More »

Better Information about Prenatal Testing Leads to Fewer Tests
Better Information about Prenatal Testing Leads to Fewer Tests October 10, 2014 (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

A clinical trial led by UC San Francisco has found that when pregnant women are educated about their choices on prenatal genetic testing, the number of tests actually drops, even when the tests are offered with no out-of-pocket costs. The ... Read More »

New mothers smile at oral health program
New mothers smile at oral health program October 8, 2014 (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Improving the oral health of pregnant women in the Riverina is the aim of a new program being coordinated by the Murrumbidgee Local Health District (MLHD) and Charles Sturt University (CSU). The Smile Mum Wagga Wagga initiative involves pregnant women ... Read More »

Pregnant women encouraged to try new Fit4Two program
Pregnant women encouraged to try new Fit4Two program October 6, 2014 (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Information about the ‘behaviour-change intervention’ program is being distributed through the generous support of local medical practices. Central Queensland University PhD researcher Mel Hayman is looking forward to implementing the Fit4Two program she has developed with her research support team. ... Read More »

How pregnancy affects your sleep
How pregnancy affects your sleep October 4, 2014 (2 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

If you’re pregnant you’ve almost certainly heard that a healthy diet and the right amount of exercise are the pillars of a healthy pregnancy. But have you considered the importance of proper sleep? If not, it’s time to start thinking ... Read More »







 
 
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