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IVF in Australia: Facts and Stats

In Australia, infertility treatment such as IVF is generously subsidised by the government via Medicare. Therefore, IVF is more accessible, cheaper and safer in Australia than in many other countries. [more…]

Understanding Some Common Infertility and IVF Abbreviations

When you enter the world of IVF, you need a crash course in deciphering the many abbreviations used in clinics. Here’s a list of the most commonly used short forms of infertility-related terms. [more…]

Keeping Your Spirits Up on Your IVF Journey

Infertility and IVF can be pretty stressful and at times you may feel sad and worried; you and your partner may even struggle in your relationship together. Follow these tips to help you keep sane during [more…]

Caring For Your Baby Post-IVF

When you’ve waited long and tried hard to have a baby, you feel ecstatic when IVF works for you. But even after IVF, you find that caring for a new baby is hard work. Here’s some advice to help you survive [more…]

Understanding the Steps in an IVF Treatment Cycle

If you need IVF to treat your infertility, your doctor will provide you with tonnes of information about what treatment entails. Here’s the short version of the steps involved in an IVF treatment cycle [more…]

Eating Healthy and Avoiding Empty Calories While Pregnant

During your pregnancy, adding 300 high-quality calories daily will provide the best environment for your baby. Stay away from unhealthy choices and choose nutritious snacks and meals. Instead of reaching [more…]

Signs to Quit Exercising When You’re Pregnant

Exercising during your pregnancy has many benefits: overall health, helping to gain the proper weight, and establishing a routine that you can keep even after you have the baby. While you’re exercising [more…]

Fit Pregnancy For Dummies Cheat Sheet

During your pregnancy, eating nutritious snacks and meals instead of unhealthy foods will provide the best conditions for you and your baby. Plus, watch for signs that you may be doing too much when you’re [more…]

Postpartum Depression: Dads Get It, Too

The mental and physical strain of having a baby can have deeper effects on more than just mom. Dads can suffer from their own version of postpartum depression: paternal postnatal depression, or PPND. [more…]

Scheduling Prenatal Visits and Tests

A pregnant woman has more prenatal doctor’s appointments than you’d ever expect, but the checkups are necessary to monitor her health and the growth and health of the baby. To screen for complications, [more…]

A Dad’s Bag-Packing Checklist for the Hospital

Pack a bag for the hospital in advance so that when your pregnant partner goes into labor, you’ll be ready to race out the door without worrying about finding deodorant and a phone charger. Your mind will [more…]

Dad's Guide to New Baby: Checking Diaper Contents

Knowing how much food a breast-fed baby is getting is very difficult, especially when your partner is just starting out. To make sure baby is getting enough milk, keep track of wet and poopy diapers for [more…]

Dad’s Guide to Pregnancy For Dummies Cheat Sheet

Becoming a dad is both an exhilarating and a terrifying experience. Planning ahead and being prepared are the best ways to handle what’s coming up in the next nine months and beyond. Doing what you can [more…]

Typical Infant Check-up Schedule

In the United Kingdom, various medical professionals will regularly check newborn children to assess how they grow and develop. Use this table as a guide to what you can expect in the first few months [more…]

When Is the Time Right for Postpartum Sex?

After the baby is born, many partners look forward to resuming their pre-pregnancy sex lives as soon as possible only to learn that they must wait. For some [more…]

How to Cope with an Unexpected Pregnancy

An unexpected pregnancy can be the happiest news, the worst, or somewhere in between, depending on your situation. Deciding what to do when you’re unexpectedly pregnant is a huge decision, and you should [more…]

Are Orgasms Okay during Pregnancy?

Pregnant women are not only allowed to have sex, but often they crave it. But is it okay to enjoy sexual intercourse to the point of orgasm? After all, orgasms are nothing more than contractions — and [more…]

The Safest Sexual Positions during Pregnancy

As your pregnancy proceeds and your belly gets bigger, certain sexual positions become less comfortable and possibly even dangerous. Pregnant women, obviously, have a lot of temporary weight in front that [more…]

Is Oral Sex or Anal Sex Okay during Pregnancy?

If your doctor discourages vaginal sex during pregnancy, you might naturally consider oral or anal sex, instead. Before engaging in oral or anal sex during pregnancy, be aware of the warnings. [more…]

When Not to Have Sex while Pregnant

Some couples worry about sexual intercourse during pregnancy, fearing that the thrusting of the penis can damage the baby. In most cases, sexual intercourse can’t do any damage, but certain conditions [more…]

How Pregnancy Changes Your Body and Sex Life

A healthy sex life can most certainly be part of the nine months of pregnancy. That said, it probably won’t be the same as before. A woman’s body changes during this time, and so do its needs. The best [more…]

A Typical Schedule for Prenatal Visits and Tests

To ensure the health of you and your baby, you’ll need to schedule regular visits to your doctor during your pregnancy. Use this guideline for making your appointments and understanding common procedures [more…]

Medical Abbreviations Commonly Used During Pregnancy

So you know what’s going on throughout your pregnancy while at doctor’s visits, touring the hospital, and during labor and delivery, learn these medical abbreviations and what they mean: [more…]

Your Baby’s Growth during Pregnancy

At the eighth week of pregnancy (date of last menstrual period) the embryo is now referred to as a fetus. All organs are formed and the remaining 32 weeks of pregnancy is a time for the fetus to grow and [more…]

Items for Your Labor, Delivery, and Hospital Stay

During your pregnancy, pack portable items you’ll need for your labor and delivery and hospital stay in a bag and keep it in a handy place or in your car. For your trip to the hospital you’ll need: [more…]

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