Aeron Hurt For certain members of the community, catching flu can lead to severe illness or death. A vaccination can be lifesaving.
Sarah Knapton The harmful effects of smoking during pregnancy on unborn babies may be seen in tiny movements in their faces using 4D ultrasound scans, research has found.
LETITIA ROWLANDS Model Sarah Stage has defended her pregnancy body after critics claimed her slim figure at eight-and-a-half months pregnant wasn't "normal".
Brooke Tasovac The blood type and Rh factor of a pregnant woman and the father of her baby has all kinds of implications for their unborn child.
LETITIA ROWLANDS Pregnant women will for the first time have access to locally analysed, accurate, non-invasive pre-natal genetic testing when the first Australian clinic to offer the services opens its doors next week.
AMANDA DUNN Just 15 weeks into her first pregnancy and carrying twins, Jo and her husband Troy were given a terrible choice: terminate the pregnancy, or have surgery on the twins in utero in an attempt to save their lives.
LETITIA ROWLANDS Mums-to-be exhausted from the physical demands of pregnancy often lament how they wish men would have more appreciation of the difficulties that come with being heavily pregnant.
Fiona McGill A culturally sensitive midwifery service has gained the trust and respect of Aboriginal women.
Karen Kaplan Researchers have identified a common substance that makes smokers much more likely to kick the habit - money.
Angela Tufvesson When you're expecting, it often seems like everyone is keen to offer advice about what you should and shouldn't do in the interests of your health and wellbeing.
Emma Beckett and Zoe Yates Our parents teach us what to eat, but this process begins well before the fight to get toddlers to eat their vegies - even back in the womb.
Michelle Fay Cortez Women who are exposed to high levels of air pollution during their third trimester of pregnancy may be twice as likely to have an autistic child, a study found.
LETITIA ROWLANDS Most mums-to-be consider it one of the best parts of pregnancy - taking a peek as your growing baby wriggles and kicks during ultrasound examinations.
Stacey Gladman A dangerous trend is seeing more mothers-to-be declining a relatively simple and painless test to check for gestational diabetes.
LETITIA ROWLANDS Mental health support organisations BeyondBlue and the Smiling Mind have launched Mind the Bump, an app which aims to help manage the stress of pregnancy.
Jen Ng Video: Timelapse captures 42 week pregnancy in 1 minute
Jamie Hancock Medical experts say intense fitness routines can be done safely during pregnancy - if the mums-to-be follow some guidelines.
Monica Tischler "It's been devastating but it just means there will be a bit of a fight, that's all."
Meeri Kim A new study proposes that, like a strong cup of coffee, ice may give those with insufficient iron a much-needed mental boost.
Catherine Rodie Health professionals have been baffled by the causes of pre-eclampsia for decades. But new research may be able to shed some light on it.
Staff writers Oligohydramnios is when the amount of amniotic fluid is too low in pregnancy. Learn what the symptoms are and how it is treated.
Staff writers Polyhydramnios is when the amount of amniotic fluid is excessively high. Learn what the symptoms are and how you can treat it.
Staff writers Prenatal testing is done to check if a baby has certain medical conditions before birth. Here is some important information about what the tests are for and the risks involved.
Babyology Connect with your unborn baby and allow your family to do the same, by monitoring their heartbeat with the Unborn Heart Fetal Doppler and app.
Maria Cheng A 36-year-old woman in Sweden has given birth after receiving a uterus from a close family friend last year.
Marie McCullogh Experts say bed rest may not always be helpful for women trying to avoid pre-term labour.
Letitia Rowlands There has been a fall in the number of stillbirths among some groups of women despite the overall rate remaining stable, a new report reveals.
Marty Sharpe Of all the harmful acts attributed to alcohol, little is known about the "sleeping giant" among them, foetal alcohol spectrum disorder (FASD) - yet it inflicts serious and increasing damage.
LINDY ALEXANDER When writing her birth plan, Simone Pavil included an item most women wouldn’t even think about: what should happen if she was put on life support. The mum had the potentially fatal condition placenta accreta.
Doctors in India have removed the skeleton of a foetus that had been inside a woman for 36 years.
Danielle Douglas You might need to make some changes to your workout, but there is no need to abandon exercise while pregnant.
GREER BERRY One mum-to-be discovers pregnancy hormones can give rise to some surprising emotions.
JO HARTLEY For many women, no outfit is complete without a pair of high heels. Then pregnancy comes along, and they have to decide when - or if - they'll turn to flats.
Harriet Alexander Children in some parts of Australia have a higher chance of dying before they turn five than they would if they were born in Romania, Sri Lanka or Lebanon.
LETITIA ROWLANDS Motherhood is full of sacrifices, but this woman has made a life-altering one - and her baby hasn't even been born.
Miranda Prynne Women could find out whether they are at risk of a premature birth during their first three months of pregnancy using a simple urine test, according to a study.
Pregnant women in Queensland will become the first in Australia to be given free vaccines for whooping cough.
Newborn babies born to healthy, well nourished mothers are strikingly similar in size the world over, scientists have shown.
Alysia Montano finished last in her heat in the 800 metres at the US track and field championships. She was, however, the story of the race.
Rebecca Smith Blood-thinning drugs such as aspirin could hold the key to treating a faulty gene that triggers miscarriages, new research shows.
Women who have their babies less than a year apart are twice as likely to give birth prematurely, a new study suggests.
LETITIA ROWLANDS A mother of two says she "feels blessed" after undergoing live saving surgery less than an hour after her son was born.
Rebecca Smith Women trying to become pregnant should avoid a diet high in junk food because it is linked with an increased risk of giving birth prematurely, scientists are warning.
Around six babies arrive stillborn in Australia every day, so why is this still a taboo topic? The mum of a stillborn baby, an obstetric social worker and an artist who creates keepsakes for parents of lost babies have their say.
Elena Donovan Mauer Most pregnancy symptoms aren't fun, so which ones are no biggie and which are worth a call to the doctor?
Monica Tischler Marinda Brits and Norman Holleman wouldn't have their baby son if they'd gone against their instincts and had instead followed a midwife's advice to have an abortion.
Julie Cook Julie Cook had never heard of vanishing twin syndrome - until it happened to her. She shares her story.
LETITIA ROWLANDS In a move that has experts concerned and outraged in the US, Tennessee has become the first state to pass laws allowing the jailing women for their drug use while pregnant.
LETITIA ROWLANDS When a UK woman went to hospital suffering appendicitis, doctors mistakenly removed her healthy ovary - with tragic consequences.
Catherine Saint Louis Pregnant women who are at high risk of developing pre-eclampsia should take low-dose aspirin daily, an influential US government panel said Monday.
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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