Supplements

So you’ve just found out your pregnant! A myriad of emotions will be running through you and you may start to wonder what do I need to do to support my myself and my unborn baby? Good nutrition is paramount! Aside from good nutrition supplements are equally as important, I wished we lived in a world where supplementation wasn’t necessary that we could get all our essential vitamins and minerals only through food. Unfortunately, with modern agricultural practices, pesticides, antibiotics…
DHA Omega

Nutrition during pregnancy is paramount, I’ve discussed briefly the supplements I’ve been taking during pregnancy, which ones are essential for all expectant mothers and which ones I’ve taken specially for my own individual needs. Here I discuss DHA and its importance during pregnancy. So what is DHA? DHA, official name docosahexaenoic acid is an omega-3 fatty acid found primarily in our brain, skin and eyes. Highest concentrations are found in the central nervous system and eyes. Why do we need…
Obstetrician or Midwife

Words by Megan Jane Making the all-important decision on which type of healthcare practitioner you choose to bring along your pregnancy journey can be a tricky. Private midwife or obstetrician? For me a private midwife felt like the perfect fit, it suited and nurtured my needs and honoured my approach to healthcare. In the words of Dr Sarah J Buckley MD “A good midwife can remind us by her presence that we carry genetically the birth successes of all foremothers…
Long Service Leave 1

Words by Megan Jane The title pretty much says it all! Baby brain or as I like to call it long service leave of the brain really reared it’s ugly head during week 9 of my pregnancy, think muddling up words, completely forgetting what the point of a conversation was mid-way through sentence. Usually followed by the awkward “Um sorry what were we just talking about?” And don’t forget the frozen berries I put in the cupboard – I only…
Your First Trimester

Words by Megan Jane Acne Just when you thought the days of teenage acne were over! With all that increased hormonal activity going on inside, it can in some women cause adult acne, don’t stress it will subside as the weeks roll on and the placenta picks up more of the hormonal load, even if it doesn’t don’t stress yourself over it. It will lessen once baby is earth side. Back pain Back pain has two primary causes the first…
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Words by Megan Jane Well HELLO Week 8. I’m sure they’re plenty of other women out there that can relate to this, that keeping your pregnancy a secret is damn HARD. For me it’s been really hard keeping my news under wraps, until the symbolic week 12 scan is undertaken. I’ve told my nearest and dearest but not all family and friends had been told that I’d had a visit from the stork. Adam and I wanted to ensure all…
Week 7 - Blog Picture 2

Words by Megan Jane Wow wee, well I’ll start off by saying I’ve been ever so grateful that as I enter into my 7th week of pregnancy I’m yet to feel any kind of nausea or desire to throw up in the nearest bin. I completely understand just how lucky I am, that I have dodged this pregnancy bullet. However, my emotions are a different story. Talk about water works, seriously my eyeballs have been a leaking tap. I’m up,…
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Calcium is a vital mineral and essential for bone and teeth formation, muscle growth, heart function, blood clotting and nerve transmission, therefore adequate and appropriate forms of calcium are paramount for a healthy functioning body. The key message I will reiterate over and over again is that calcium is important NOT DAIRY. Large dairy corporations have spent millions of dollars marketing their products to use and their well-designed and carefully constructed ads have us all believing that in order to…
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Words By Megan Jane Two pink lines – that’s all it took to unearth every emotion under sun from excitement to apprehension and everything in between. It was a sunny Wednesday afternoon, my partner Adam was at work and I had just arrived home from grocery shopping. As I packed away the groceries I thought I’m pretty sure my period is late so I quickly grabbed my phone, punched in my passcode, found my calendar, and there it was, or…
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The Australian Bureau of Statistics estimates that mental illness affects around 3.2million Australians placing a $190billion financial strain on the economy annually, this includes the cost of lost productivity and labour force participation. In a 2003 study “The burden of disease and injury in Australia” concluded that mental illnesses were the leading cause of disability burden within Australia. Now, are you one of the 3.2 million Australians who suffer on a daily basis from the debilitating effects of a mental…
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