Lisa Wachsmuth Jessie Bruton was looking forward to moving into her first home, embarking on a career as a fitness instructor, and the birth of her third child. Then paralysis set in.
A common pain reliever considered safe for pregnant women has been linked for the first time to an increased risk of attention deficit and hyperactivity disorder in children.
Patrick Begley Children who suffer from foetal alcohol syndrome are much more likely to fall into crime.
Staff writers Amber Robinson explains why Essential Baby is a proud media partner of the Pregnant Pause campaign, and shares some insight into the ways medical advice over drinking in pregnancy has changed, even in the past few years.
Kate Hagan Health Reporter More than half of women who binge drink continue to do so during pregnancy, an Australian study has found, with fewer than one in five following guidelines to abstain from alcohol.
Manny Fernandez A pregnant, brain-dead woman who has been at the center of a two-month-long ethical and legal battle over whether to remove her from life support was disconnected from the machines Sunday and her body was released to her husband, lawyers for the family said.
Dr James Fitzpatrick Dr James Fitzpatrick, paediatrician, Pregnant Pause Champion and former Young Australian of the Year, explains why he believes so strongly in the Pregnant Pause campaign.
Letitia Rowlands A range of cheeses sold in supermarkets across the country has been recalled after it was found to contain traces of listeria.
So long as they don't have nut allergies themselves, pregnant women shouldn't be afraid that eating nuts might trigger allergies in their child, according to a large new study.
Harry Pearl and staff writers Jennifer Doolabh learnt she was pregnant while undergoing treatment for cancer. To give her child a chance at life, she minimised her cancer treatment - meaning her own survival is slim.
AMY CORDEROY Two women being held in immigration detention have lost their babies after repeatedly being turned away from medical care, a leading obstetrician says.
Duncan Buchanan Pregnant, thinking of giving alcohol a miss for a while, or doing the Pregnant Pause over the silly season? Here are some tried and true tactics that can help you handle the hardest social situations without giving into pressure to have a drink.
Caterina Giorgi and Sarah Ward How much do you know about fetal alcohol spectrum disorders? Test your knowledge with these facts.
Staff writers Deep vein thrombosis (DVT) is the formation of a blood clot in one of the deep veins in the lower legs. Learn more about its symptoms and treatment.
Sarah MacKenzie Loni Jane Anthony, a 25-year-old from the Gold Coast, has come under fire for promoting an extreme vegan diet which sees her eat almost exclusively fruit, including around 20 bananas a day.
Research shows that many pregnant women are more likely to avoid alcohol when their partners do too - so dads-to-be, it's time to step up and put the beer down.
KERRI SACKVILLE In my mother’s generation, women didn’t have miscarriages. And they didn’t have stillbirths. Babies were simply born, or they weren’t.
As a dual Olympian and mum, I know first-hand how important it is to look after your body through life’s big events – and I also know that having a support team makes all the difference.
Karyn Starmer There's no good time to get cancer, but when you're 28 weeks pregnant it can't be much worse.
Troy Jones How your partner can help you - and all the babies of Australia - by signing up for the Pregnant Pause challenge.
EWA KRETOWICZ A new medical diagnostic test will be available in Australia next year - but concerns have been raised about it also being used for selective abortions based on gender.
Michelle Duff One-third of women get six hours' sleep or less in late pregnancy - and researchers say it can affect the health and wellbeing of mothers and babies.
Claire Duley A 22-year-old sufferer of foetal alcohol spectrum disorder shares what it's like to live with the disease.
MELANIE MAHONEY It’s a big thing to take on board, knowing you’re responsible for the troubles your child is having. But no one ever told me to stop drinking - I just didn't know.
Julie Power A mobile phone app has been found to help mothers to be more aware of their unborn babies' movements, helping reduce cases of stillbirth.
Leanne Nicholson A Chevron recruitment form widely criticised for asking potential employees how many still births or abortions they have has been withdrawn by the resources giant.
Tanisha Jowsey and Simone Dennis Why we still need more research on the effects of alcohol on unborn babies.
Leanne Nicholson A resources company has upset at least one applicant by asking detailed questions about her reproductive history in a process described as "traumatic".
AMY CORDEROY Women of child-bearing age are increasingly being prescribed psychiatric medications that can cause pregnancy complications and birth defects.
Staff writers Intrauterine growth restriction (IUGR) is a condition in which a baby grows inadequately in the womb. Learn more about this condition, including how it's diagnosed and treated.
Staff writers Mild anaemia is somewhat common in pregnancy, but can cause trouble if left untreated. Luckily, it's easy to diagnose and treat.
AMY CORDEROY Ensuring pregnant women with asthma get the treatment they need drastically reduces the chance their babies will develop dangerous chest infections, researchers have found.
COSIMA MARRINER A new campaign is encouraging dads-to-be to give up alcohol while their partners are pregnant, aiming to raise vital funds for foetal alcohol spectrum disorder.
It's the picture that has people thinking: should a heavily pregnant woman really be doing that?
Sunanda Creagh A woman who is cared for by the same midwife throughout her pregnancy, labour and after birth saves the public health system around $550, a new study has found.
Kate Hagan Melbourne researchers have discovered an ectopic pregnancy treatment that avoids surgery and preserves a woman’s chance of a future healthy pregnancy.
Emily Oster A question that comes up again and again is how to know which studies warrant our attention, and which ones we should ignore.
MELANIE MAHONEY It seems everyone is twerking these days - and some women aren't letting their pregnancies get in the way of them joining in the dance craze.
Michael Alison Chandler Increased testing and information overload may exact an emotional toll in pregnancy, say some experts.
AMY CORDEROY Women who give birth under the primary care of a midwife are more likely to have full-term births and fewer medical interventions, a major review has found.
Catherine Naylor In remote parts of Australia, the outcomes for women giving birth are not as good; the death rate for indigenous mothers is 2.5 times higher than for other Australians.
DAN HARRISON Labor has committed $20 million to tackling foetal alcohol spectrum disorders.
BIANCA HALL Infants and pregnant women will be sent to Manus Island, despite it being warned eight months ago that pregnant women risked losing their babies, or their own lives, by taking anti-malaria medication.
Kathryn Doyle A woman's use of decongestant medications in the first trimester of pregnancy may raise her child's risk of certain rare birth defects, according to a small study.
Kirstine Benson One mum's close call with the potentially fatal pregnancy condition of pre-eclampsia.
Kirsty Needham New mothers will no longer be offered a free whooping cough vaccine the next time they see their GP due to further cutbacks to NSW state government health funding.
Melody McCabe Researchers are starting a clinical trial that will use Sildenafil – commonly known as Viagra – to prevent serious growth complications affecting babies in the womb.
Pruritic urticarial papules and plaques of pregnancy (PUPPP) is an itchy rash that occurs in pregnancy. Learn more about its symptoms and treatment.
SAMAN SHAD Many women continue to exercise vigorously throughout their pregnancies. But is this safe for them and their babies?
Get involved - support a pregnant woman in your life, and raise money to help wipe out FASD in Australia.
Pregnant Pause challenges Aussies to support someone they care about through their pregnancy by taking a break from alcohol.
Pregnant Pausers will be sponsored by their friends, family and co-workers to raise much-needed money and awareness for Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD).
FASD is the most common preventable cause of non-genetic, developmental disability in Australia, and it solely happens because of prenatal alcohol exposure.
Learn more at pregnantpause.com.au.
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