Banned Baby Names

Teresa LawsDr Rod says

You would wonder why the government would need to provide a list of names you can't call your baby but when you see some of the entries below, you understand that some people need a lot of guidance!!!! Christ, God, Seamen, Mister, Sister and Satan (yes that's right - someone needed ... Read More

New AMA Maternity Services Paper Released

Teresa LawsDr Rod says

One of the commonly asked questions surrounding pregnancy management is why use private care? The reasons are many and varied but a new paper released by the Queensland AMA in response to a report on maternity services at Rockhampton Base Hospital gives some very good answers. The facts are there ... Read More

Periods – a real pain!

Teresa LawsDr Rod says

Periods - a very natural part of a woman's life - but how much do we really know about our own bodies and how they function on a monthly basis. There are innumerable myths and old wives tales about "Menstruation" (even the word sounds painful) but the real science is ... Read More

New App for Baby Poo

Teresa LawsDr Rod says, pregnancy

On the list of things no-one ever tells you about motherhood should be a big heading labelled "bodily functions". Pregnancy, birth and motherhood will ensure you see and think more about bodily excretions than you ever wished to. Not just your own but that new delightful little persons too! And ... Read More

Fertility Quiz – how do you rate?

Teresa LawsDr Rod says, pregnancy

So now everyone is back to school - it's time for a test. It's often surprising how little we know about our own bodies. Not to mention the fact that science advances on a regular basis and what you may have learnt 10 years ago may no longer be accurate! It's ... Read More

Miracle Sleep Cure

Teresa LawsDr Rod says, pregnancy

Well, it's another Miracle Method for getting your baby to sleep!!! This one looks lovely and considerably easier than some others. But the proof of the pudding is in the eating - so please put it to the test and let us know how you go.  The Mum looks happy ... Read More

Real Pregnancy Stories

Teresa LawsDr Rod says, pregnancy

So you are pregnant - and so excited – a new baby to come and one of the most wonderful and demanding times in your life ahead. But right now however much you wanted this pregnancy you feel awful – nauseous, exhausted, sore breasts, hormonal and fragile. However aware of ... Read More

How to hide your pregnancy

Teresa LawsDr Rod says, pregnancy

  The first few weeks of a pregnancy are exciting but stressful as you wait to feel sure whilst trying not to let on. Often someone in the office will clue on quickly and you feel guilty for denying it so vehemently when one month later you are shouting it ... Read More

Cravings are Real

Teresa LawsDr Rod says

Cravings are Real Yes as most who have been pregnant before can testify, pregnancy cravings are real and undeniable. Now science is backing it up with help from the common fruit fly! Portuguese scientist, Dr Carlos Ribeiro, says "Nutrition is a highly complex topic. To understand how the brain regulates ... Read More

Pregnant woman = Male Seahorse?

Teresa LawsDr Rod says, pregnancy

Marine biologists at the University of Sydney have been studying seahorse breeding. And while it was known that seahorses are the only creatures were the males carry the pregnancy we now also know their role is similar to a human mother. The female mother provides the nutrient rich egg yolk ... Read More