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recruitment form widely criticised for asking potential employees how many still births or abortions they have has been withdrawn by the resources giant.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?
VICTORIA BIRCH As if the list of things we have to give up while pregnant wasn’t long enough, new guidelines make you wonder if we shouldn’t be kept in a hermetically sealed bubble for the nine months.
Kurt Bayer and Melanie Mahoney Pregnant women banned from flying are being discriminated against by airlines whose reasons aren't backed up by medical or scientific evidence, according to a gender expert.
Deborah Gough A new safe, more accurate method of detecting Down syndrome is being used in Australia, dramatically decreasing anxiety among expectant parents.
KIRAN CHUG On some days, the crippling pain means I am in agony just climbing the stairs, getting out of the car and even getting out of bed. I can no longer push my son around in his buggy, I can't take him to the park alone, and I can barely lift him out of his cot.
LAKSHMI SINGH Pelvic girdle pain (PGP) or symphysis pubis dysfunction (SPD) refers to the pain pregnant women experience in one or more of their pelvic joints. Learn more about the symptoms, diagnosis and treatment.
Staff writers Researchers have recognised two genes that could be used to identify and prevent the onset of post-natal depression.
Staff writers When a woman begins having real contractions where the cervix dilates, prior to 37 weeks gestation. Learn more about the risk factors, signs and treatment of premature labour and birth.
Staff Writers Symptoms, diagnosis and treatment of varicose veins in pregnancy.
Staff writers In the case of pregnancy, thrush is usually caused by the overproduction of a sugar (glucose) called glycogen which leads to the vagina becoming more alkaline than acidic, an environment in which bad bacteria and yeast thrive. Learn more about symptoms, diagnosis, treatment and if it affects your baby.
Staff writers The pressure of the expanding uterus on the rectum also makes it harder for bowel movements to pass through the bowel. This means pregnant women will become more easily constipated and as a result can develop haemorrhoids. Learn more about constipation and haemorrhoids, including symptons, diagnosis and treatment.
Pregnant women are missing the opportunity to receive flu vaccinations that could have a big impact on their health - and the health of their baby.
Nepean Hospital - which serves Sydney's west, where the country's highest concentration of births occur - is running 90 shifts a week short in its maternity ward. And things are just going to get worse.
Liz Van Dort When Downton Abbey's Lady Sybil collapsed and died soon after her child's birth, viewers were shocked. Could that really happen? Sadly, yes - pre-eclampsia and eclampsia are still common pregnancy complications. One mum who's been through it shares her story.
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