Planning for pregnancy
Starting a family is an exciting time in your life. Here’s what you should know before you try to conceive.
PROS AND CONS OF PUBLIC VS PRIVATE HOSPITALS FOR PREGNANCY
Learn about the differences between public and private hospitals for pregnancy care, and how birth experiences can differ based on hospital, cover and personal preference.
CHOOSING YOUR PREGNANCY HEALTHCARE TEAM
When you’re newly pregnant you’ll need to make decisions about your healthcare during your pregnancy and for the birth.
CHOOSING PREGNANCY ALONE OR AS A SAME-SEX COUPLE
There’s plenty of help and support for women and same-sex couples interested in starting a family. Here are some options and considerations.
Unplanned pregnancy: Understanding your options
Understanding your options if you're experiencing an unplanned pregnancy.
TESTS DURING PREGNANCY: WHAT TO EXPECT
Getting tests during pregnancy is important to both your and your baby’s health. Here’s what to expect with each medical test, when you’ll be tested and how to prepare.
THE COMPLICATIONS OF PREGNANCY: IDENTIFYING WARNING SIGNS
You’ll experience lots of changes to your body during pregnancy. Here are some signs when there may be complications with your pregnancy.
COPING WITH MISCARRIAGE
Losing a baby is heartbreaking. Here are some of the facts to support you on this difficult journey and where to get help.
SIGNS OF POSTNATAL DEPRESSION AND WHEN TO SEEK HELP
Here’s how to spot the signs of postnatal depression, and when and how to get help.
11 WAYS THE BODY CHANGES DURING PREGNANCY
During pregnancy your body changes in more ways than one. We find out what to expect and when to seek medical advice.
How to be a supportive pregnancy partner
Being a supportive pregnancy partner is important. We get some expert advice – plus firsthand insights – on how to prepare for the many different emotions you’ll both face during pregnancy and post-birth.
A GUIDE TO PREGNANCY NUTRITION
Eating healthily during pregnancy is important. We’ve put together a guide to pregnancy nutrition to help you understand what you can and shouldn't eat and drink during your pregnancy.
EXERCISING WHILE PREGNANT: WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW
Exercising while pregnant is good for you and your baby, but what type is best, how much should you be doing and what exercises should you avoid?
6 TIPS FOR PREPARING FOR LABOUR FROM A MIDWIFE
Getting your body and mind ready to give birth will help you feel more prepared. We ask a midwife for her tips on preparing for labour.
Labour pain relief management and your options
Learn about labour pain relief management and your options, from natural painkillers to epidurals.
PREMATURE BIRTH: WHEN BABY ARRIVES EARLY
Here’s what you need to know if your baby is born ahead of schedule.
BRINGING BABY HOME: HOW TO PREPARE YOUR KIDS FOR A NEWBORN
Mums share their tips on how they introduced a new baby to their kids.
THE FIRST DAYS WITH YOUR NEWBORN
Bringing home your newborn is an exciting time but can also come with a dose of apprehension and plenty of challenges. Here are some tips on what to expect.
YOUR BODY AFTER BIRTH
There are many changes you’ll experience with your body after birth. Here are some of the most common postnatal changes and tips for moving forward.
HOW TO PREVENT AND MANAGE PREGNANCY INCONTINENCE
What does pregnancy and postpartum incontinence involve and are you at risk?