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

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

What Not To Say to a Pregnant Woman

Teresa LawsDr Rod says, pregnancy

First Rule – when in doubt DON’T COMMENT! It’s a mistake we usually only ever make once but better not to make it at all – if you’re unsure re the gestational status of a woman –don’t ask. There is nothing worse for both questioner, (“when are you due?”)  and ... Read More

Dr Allen has a new toy!!!

Teresa LawsDr Rod says, pregnancy

    And no it’s not the sports car he’s been dreaming about for 4 years; it’s a state of the art new 3D ultrasound machine. The Philips ClearVue 650 ultrasound system is an elegant machine which produces best-in-class image quality. Not only is it an advance diagnostic tool for ... Read More

Bringing home baby….

Teresa LawsDr Rod says, pregnancy

We all focus so intently on conception, pregnancy and birth we often give little thought to the reality of life with a new baby. Probably with good reason!! If you thought about it for too long you would run screaming into the night (alone). But the truth is it can ... Read More

As long as you get a healthy baby….

Teresa LawsDr Rod says, pregnancy

There is often media, and particularly social media debate about the best way to fall pregnant, birth, feed and raise babies. However the short answer is there is no best way – every woman, every pregnancy and every baby is different. What may have been a miraculous empowering natural birth ... Read More