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Everything You Need to Know About Postpartum Depression

Oct 15, 2021

According to the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare's 2010 Australian National Infant Feeding Survey, 20% of mothers of 24-month-old children and under suffer from postpartum or postnatal depression. A majority of these mothers reported having...

How Fear Impacts the Unborn Baby & What You Can Do About It

Aug 10, 2021

All pregnant women have some fear about 'being' pregnant, birthing, and parenting. Many women scare themselves by vividly imagining that a potential catastrophe is going to happen that they won't be able to cope with, as the strong belief that labour...

Scientific Study Shows Acupressure Can Treat Anxiety Linked to IVF

Apr 16, 2021

While in vitro fertilization is the be-all and end-all of couples who suffer infertility, the thought of going through transvaginal oocyte retrieval (TVOR), not to mention the pain associated with it, puts women in tremendous stress and anxiety. TVOR...

World Prematurity Day 2020: Improving the Lives of Babies Born Too Soon

Nov 11, 2020

Nothing exceeds the joy of parents upon laying eyes on their newborn baby―the best gift they could ever receive from the universe has finally arrived after nine long months. However, a baby that was born too soon brings bittersweet feelings to its...

How Fast Food Delays Pregnancy

Jul 06, 2018

A new study (based on data from Australia, New Zealand, the UK and Ireland) found women who eat more fast food and less fruit take longer to get pregnant, compared to women who eat fruit every day. In fact, women who ate fast food four times a week were...

Health Benefits of Lymphatic Drainage

Mar 28, 2018

What did the email reveal to you this morning? If it was a host of new wrinkles or bags under the eyes, it might be a great time for lymphatic drainage treatment. Give yourself, especially your skin, a treat. Read this article to find out the health...

How Much Does Acupuncture Cost?

Jan 08, 2018

Acupuncture is fast becoming one of the most well known and most popular complementary therapies, but how much does it cost? The good news is that it's cheaper than you may think. This article shows you the average cost of acupuncture in Australia...

Perinatal Depression and Anxiety Awareness Week

Nov 13, 2017

Did you know that around 100,000 Aussie families experience perinatal anxiety or depression each year? That’s why PANDA launched Perinatal Depression and Anxiety Awareness Week, which runs from 12 to 18 November 2017. The week aims to raise awareness...

Got Morning Sickness? Try Ginger & Acupressure

Jul 01, 2016

Are you pregnant and struggling with the symptoms morning sickness? Then you might like to try ginger and acupressure, according to new research. Specifically, the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RCOG), UK, study found that applying...

Yoga asanas for morning sickness

Mar 09, 2016

Experiencing morning sickness? You might like to take a yoga class or two. There are many gentle, nurturing asanas that can help relax and relieve nausea and discomfort – and we’ve tried out the top ones for you. Many yoga practitioners offer specific...

Nutrition tips for pregnancy

Feb 24, 2016

We should aim to follow a healthy, balanced diet throughout our lives. But women who are pregnant (or trying to conceive) should be even more careful about understanding and meeting their nutritional needs.  You should consult your healthcare professional...

New Homeopathy for children and pregnant women

Sep 10, 2015

New Homeopathy is also called “information medicine” because it applies information in the form of geometrical shapes and symbols onto the body. New Homeopathy is based on knowledge thousand of years old, but has been developed and researched in...

4 Reasons to Do Pre-Natal Yoga

Oct 27, 2014

If you've practiced yoga, you'll know it can be incredibly beneficial for overall health and wellness. It's the same story for pregnant women, with a regular yoga practice – known as prenatal yoga – being credited with creating healthier, more...

Prenatal Massage

Aug 19, 2014

Prenatal Massage During pregnancy women often forget to take the time to nurture, relax and have some me time. Prenatal massage, just like a normal massage, helps to make you feel amazing and is very beneficial and good for you.  Prenatal massage is...

What is a Doula?

Jul 07, 2014

Childbirth can be an uncertain time for many soon-to-be parents. That’s why many turn to a doula, to ensure the experience is as smooth and stress-free as possible. But what is a doula and what do they do? What Does ‘Doula’ Mean? The word ‘doula’ is...

Yoga & Pregnancy

Apr 28, 2014

Yoga can be wonderfully beneficial for pregnant women. It can strengthen the body, alleviate any aches and pains and help prepare for a calmer childbirth. That being said, there are some asanas that should be avoided during pregnancy. Yoga Benefits for...

Can Acupuncture Help IVF?

Nov 06, 2013

If you're having trouble conceiving, and are undergoing IVF, you may be wondering if acupuncture can help. Here we take a look at the latest research into the effectiveness of acupuncture to complement IVF. Why Acupuncture for IVF? For years now, acupuncture...

Duchess of Cambridge Turns to Hypnobirthing

Jul 02, 2013

As her due date nears, Kate Middleton, the Duchess of Cambridge has apparently opted for hypnobirthing to help with the delivery of her first child. Royal watchers say the Duchess will use hypnobirthing to avoid the pain of childbirth, when she is...

Study: The Links Between Dieting & Pregnancy

Sep 13, 2012

Pregnancy - is this the free pass to food every woman has dreamed of?  Is "eating for two" outdated or does this aphorism bear some truth? Let’s find out. Research has shown that a nutritious diet filled with wholefoods and healthy scrumptious recipes...

Acupuncture and Hypnosis Decrease Labour Pain

Nov 16, 2011

The pain of giving birth is often intense and distressing, and can be a source of great anxiety during pregnancy. While a variety of methods of pain relief are available, their effectiveness is usually not complete, and they have the potential to cause...

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