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Whooping Cough and pregnancy.

In late 2018 there were almost 2,500 cases of Whooping Cough reported to the NSW Department of Health, between the months of September and November. It is vital that pregnant women and their families are aware of what this infection is and how we can best prevent it, in particular, to keep newborns and young…

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Sweet Potato Minestrone Soup

With the cooler weather approaching, here is a healthy diabetic friendly soup recipe that is nutritional for both mother and baby. Perfect for an evening meal and to reheat for work the next day. Enjoy! Sweet Potato Minestrone Soup Ingredients •1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil •3/4 cup diced onion •1/2 cup diced celery •2…

Advice For Mothers

Sleep & Pregnancy

Pregnancy is a time of great anticipation, and excitement- after all, the news that you are expecting is always a time of tremendous change in your life. But along with the great excitement, can come serious disturbances to your regular sleep patterns.   Problems with sleep are often associated with the period after birth, however,…

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Breastfeeding

Baby-Led Breastfeeding

BLA – how do you do it? Basically, it is handing some of the control of feeding back to the baby and is very simple to do. Firstly, we must have a calm baby, and mum must be in a comfortable position. Ideally baby will just have a nappy on and mum will have no…

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Practice Update

New General Yoga Classes

New general yoga class for all past patients.

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Grandparents Update & Morning Tea

Dr Morris | Sydney Mother & Baby would like to invite your parents to attend an information session with our midwife Penny Stanbury

Practice Update

Upcoming GP Breastfeeding Seminar

Dr Stephen Morris invites General Practitioners to attend our Breastfeeding Seminar with Lactation Consultant and Midwife, Angela Smith

Postnatal Care For Mother

What to expect in the first 6 weeks after birth

Postnatal Recovery for Vaginal Birth and Caesarean Section in the early weeks

Practice Update

Good Handwashing

For Hygiene and Preventing Illness

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Restorative Yoga Class

Come and relax with Portia every Tuesday evening at our prenatal yoga class

Recipes

Coconut and Pumpkin Seed Smoothie

Coconut and Pumpkin Seed Smoothie

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Dealing with Depression

Support and Care for Pregnancy and Beyond

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Mastitis In Pregnancy

Signs of Mastitis, Early Recognition and Treatment Discussed

Recipe

Chicken and Vegetable Curry with Basmati Rice

A Great Recipe for Pregnancy and is Gestational Diabetes Friendly

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Birthing Classes For Support Persons

Aims to educate couples about normal birth with helpful hints to labour well with good support.

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The Zika Virus & Pregnancy

Update and Pregnancy Precautions.

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Date and Banana Flapjacks

Wanting to include dates in your pregnancy diet? Why not try these delicious Date and Banana Flapjacks.

Practice Update

The Date Fruit – A Nutritious Powerhouse

If you are planning for a normal vaginal delivery, why not eat some dates!

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Cervical Cancer Screening Test

Update on the Recent Changes to the Pap Test

Practice Update

GP Breastfeeding Seminar 2018

Sydney Mother and Baby breastfeeding update for local GP’s.

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Listeria

Listeria is caused by foodborne pathogens in contaminated food products, where the growth of the bacteria has reached harmful levels.

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Flotation Therapy in Pregnancy

During the 2nd and 3rd trimesters float therapy is a brilliant way to relax in a weightless environment that gives a lovely sense of wellbeing and calm in pregnancy

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Sun Protection for Your Baby

For healthy development your child needs a small amount of exposure to the sun each day (10-15mins), however your baby’s skin will burn much more easily than adult skin so some special care needs to be taken…

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Travel in Pregnancy

To many people, Christmas time means travel – planes, cars, ships or even buses and trains. Here are some great tips for travelling whilst pregnant.

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Frequently Asked Questions in the Festive Season

Every year we are asked many questions relating to the festive season. We will try and answer some of those questions for you.

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Breastfeeding Drop-in Clinics for Christmas & New Years

Changes to the breastfeeding drop-in clinics during the Christmas and New Years Holidays.

Practice Update

December Yoga Classes

December Yoga Class Cancellations at Sydney Mother and Baby.

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Becoming a Dad

Becoming a Dad is an unimaginable journey where emotions, patience, and confidence will be challenged.

vegemite and toast

Practice Update

Vitamin B3 Discovery

Australian scientists have potentially made a huge discovery that is expected to prevent thousands of miscarriages and birth defects.

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Heartburn & Indigestion in Pregnancy

During the second half of pregnancy, many women experience heartburn and indigestion.

Practice Update

World Breastfeeding Week 2017

Each year the World Alliance for Breastfeeding Action chooses a theme for this week. This year it is “Sustaining Breastfeeding Together”.

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Mothersafe

Mothersafe is a free telephone service offered to all pregnant women in NSW.

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Antenatal Blood Testing in Pregnancy

In early pregnancy you will be offered a range of tests to assess your general health, either at the GP when your pregnancy is confirmed or during your 1st trimester.

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Folate/Folic Acid in Pregnancy

Folate plays various important roles and is particularly important in embryonic development.

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Infant Sleep

Infant sleep: What an incredibly emotive, and at times, sensitive subject.

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Probiotics in Pregnancy

Having a strong and healthy gut is very important for both mother and baby; however, this can be hard to manage, particularly in the first trimester of pregnancy.

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Gestational Diabetes

Gestational Diabetes is a common complication of pregnancy, occurring in about 10% of pregnant women.

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Changes in Pregnancy No One Talks About

Helpful information about some of the common pregnancy related changes that people rarely talk about.

Practice Update

Cytomegalovirus

Cytomegalovirus is a common type of herpes virus that is passed between healthy children and adults.

Practice Update

Early Pregnancy Essentials Class

The Early Pregnancy Essentials class, can assist you in being informed and confident for your pregnancy journey.

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The Alphabet of Pregnancy Terms

These are the most relevant words and abbreviations that you will most likely come across in the course of your pregnancy.

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What is Non-invasive Prenatal Testing?

This test can detect a small amount of baby’s DNA in the mother’s bloodstream. Testing of this DNA can identify the vast majority of babies with trisomies 21, 18 and 13 and the major sex chromosome abnormalities.

RECIPE

Umeboshi & Ginger Tea

Umeboshi plum can be used to make a remedial tea for nausea and digestive complaints in early pregnancy.

Practice Update

Relaxing Footbath

A lovely way to unwind at the end of a day with this relaxing ayurvedic footbath

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Evening Relaxation Yoga

With so many physical and emotional changes happening, it’s no surprise that many women have insomnia and other sleep problems during pregnancy. Here are some lovely restorative yoga poses to help you relax your mind and your body before bedtime.

Practice Update

Breastfeeding & Lactation Services

Angela Smith is the lactation consultant at Dr. Stephen Morris’ rooms. Her expertise in lactation will be of great benefit to you if you require antenatal or postnatal lactation consultation.

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Restless Leg Syndrome in Pregnancy

10 things you should know about restless legs in pregnancy.

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Vitamin D in Pregnancy

Vitamin D levels are not only important for you, they are also important for your growing baby.

RECIPE

Non-Alcoholic Fruit Punch

Enjoy your Christmas and holiday celebrations with a delicious glass of non-alcoholic fruit punch.

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The Introduction of Solids – Part 2

Part 2 of The Introduction of Solids, shares some great tips about where to start the process of baby led weaning and what foods to try.

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The Introduction of Solids – Part 1

In May 2016, an Australian Infant Feeding Guidelines summit was held and an agreement was reached on the updates to Australian infant feeding advice.

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Chickenpox and Shingles

Ever wondered what the difference between Chickenpox and Shingles is? Our midwife, Alexis Upton tells you all you need to know in this month’s newsletter.

RECIPE

Warming Turmeric Tonic

This delicious relaxing bedtime drink is ideal to calm the mind and warm the body in preparation for a deep sleep.

Yoga next to lake

Practice Update

Prenatal Yoga Classes

Here at Sydney Mother & Baby, Prenatal Yoga is one of our many antenatal classes which we offer as part of our holistic care package.

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Yoga & Pregnancy

Yoga is a very popular form of exercise during pregnancy due to it’s relaxing and gentle nature, not to mention the many physical and mental benefits that it can have for new mothers to be.

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World Breastfeeding Week 2016

World Breastfeeding Week, an annual celebration that occurs each year in more than 120 countries.

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Your First Antenatal Appointment at Sydney Mother and Baby

The initial stages of pregnancy are a very exciting time for our patients. This month’s newsletter details what will happen at your first antenatal appointment at Sydney Mother and Baby.

RECIPE

Anti-Inflammatory Fruit Salad

Many fruits can aid in the relief of inflammatory conditions such as Carpal Tunnel Syndrome. Try our anti-inflammatory fruit salad for a delicious healthy treat.

Practice Update

World Health Assembly 2016

Angela recently attended the World Health Assembly in Geneva, where some exciting developments regarding the promotion and advertising of infant formula took place.

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Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome can affect one in three women pregnant women. Find out about common symptoms and helpful remedies in this month’s blog by Penny Stanbury.

RECIPE

Immunity Root Juice

Root Juice can help boost your immunity in pregnancy. This juice will help increase energy, strengthen bones, help clear skin, balances metabolism and reduce inflammation and swelling.

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Pregnancy and Preschool Ailments

Where children gather in large numbers, outbreaks of viral illnesses often occur. This months newsletter provides information on the most common viral illnesses and their significance to pregnant mums and their unborn babies.

RECIPE

Anzac Biscuit Recipe

A slightly healthier, but still delicious recipe for traditional Anzac Biscuits.

Practice Update

Five things you need to know about Whooping Cough.

Whooping Cough is a notifiable disease in Australia. Five important things you need to know about how to identify, prevent and protect against the disease.

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Immunization

How do vaccines work? When do we give the vaccinations? Vaccination during Pregnancy? All these questions and more answered in this month’s newsletter.

RECIPE

Lactation Bites

This month’s recipe is a healthy energy boosting treat, that tastes delicious!

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Ultrasound Scans in Early Pregnancy

A guide to ultrasound scans and their significance for early pregnancy.

RECIPE

Low GI Banana Loaf

Who doesn’t love a banana loaf? Try our delicious low GI recipe for a healthy alternative to banana bread.

Practice Update

Zika Virus

Every day we are hearing more news about the Zika virus. This virus is transmitted primarily by a specific mosquito found in South America…

RECIPE

Low GI Hummus

Not only is Hummus a tasty snack that is easy to make, but it is packed full of nutrients that are important during pregnancy.

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Uterine Fibroids

Fibroids can affect women of all ages. Find out what to do if you have uterine fibroids and how it can affect your pregnancy.

RECIPE

Mini Christmas Puddings

This delicious Christmas treat is an easy recipe and only takes 10 minutes to prepare.

RECIPE

Thai Beef Salad

This tasty salad is packed full of Iron, which is one of the best nutrients to keep your blood healthy and boost your immune system.

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Post Partum Haemorrhage

Blood loss is expected during the birthing process, but approximately 5-15% of pregnant women will experience a post partum haemorrhage, which is excessive blood loss during the birthing process.

RECIPE

Lactation Cookie

These great Lactation Cookies are not only tasty, but also full of essential nutrients.

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Pelvic Discomfort in Pregnancy

Pelvic discomfort is usually caused by a combination of factors and affects approximately one in five pregnant women.

RECIPE

Pregnancy Probiotic Smoothie

Try our recipe for a delicious pregnancy probiotic smoothie.

The Irish times: "Breast is best but; not for Irish babies"

Why Breastfeeding Irish Babies is Different

An interesting article appeared in the Irish Times on Tuesday about Breastfeeding – or lack there of, in Ireland.

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Anti-D in Pregnancy

What does having an Rh negative blood group mean in pregnancy? Do your require Anti D Immunoglobulin?

Practice Update

World Breastfeeding Week 2015

The 1st – 7th August World Breastfeeding Week annually. Each year, there is a theme

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Sex in Pregnancy and Post Birth

In normal pregnancy, sex is safe right through to the end of the third trimester.

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The Placenta Part II: Delayed Cord Clamping and Cord Blood Banking

Delayed Cord Clamping is the birth practice whereby the umbilical cord is not clamped or cut until pulsation of the umbilical cord has ceased…

baby sleeping

Practice Update

Baby & Child First Aid Classes

First Class: Monday July 27, 11-1pm – Book now!

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TENS for Pain Relief in Labour

TENS stands for Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation. It is a very non-invasive, drug free method of controlling pain.

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The Placenta – a vital organ

The placenta is an incredible organ, which protects and houses the growing and developing foetus over the pregnancy term…

Practice Update

More than Milk – Breastfeeding Conference

This weekend Angela is attending the Lactation Consultants Association of Australia and New Zealand’s (LCANZ) biannual conference…

Practice Update

Anaesthetics Class – With Dr Carole Lamond

Monthly complimentary Anaesthetics Class for all patients. Next Class is Wednesday 25 February, 3-4pm.

Practice Update

New Mothers Group

The group is aimed at mothers who are isolated or who lack support during the initial postnatal months. However, we would welcome any new mother who wished to join.

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Postnatal Essentials

Postnatal Essentials: Leaving hospital, perineal and wound care, returning to exercise, driving and swimming and much more…

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Newborn Hearing Screening Test

About two in every one thousand babies has significant hearing loss. The hearing screening test…

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Tongue Tie

Tongue Tie is a condition in which the thin piece of tissue under the baby’s tongue, the frenulum, is abnormally short…

Practice update - Tongue Tie Symposium

Tongue Tie Symposium 2014

Up until relatively recently, very little was known about tongue tie…

Practice Update

Expressing & Storing Breastmilk

Our new class – Expressing & Storing Breastmilk commences in November

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Breastfeeding & Contraception

If you are breastfeeding, the choices of contraceptive method are different

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Supplements

In pregnancy, there is an increased need for many vitamins and minerals.

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Breastfeeding Drop-in Clinic

Sydney Mother and Baby are pleased to announce the commencement of a weekly Breastfeeding Drop-in Clinic

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Depression in Pregnancy & the Postnatal Period

Pregnancy, Birth and Parenthood can be a wonderful time, however nearly 20% of mothers and 10% of fathers will experience anxiety and depression during this time.

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Vitamin D & Breastfeeding

Wishing everyone a Happy Easter! If you are lucky enough to be heading off on holidays, enjoy, if not, let’s hope the weather in Sydney improves!

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Air Travel During Pregnancy

Important Information about Influenza Vaccinations. It’s that time of year again, and flu vaccinations are now available.

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The ‘Yellow Card’

Your ‘Yellow Card’ is something we ask you keep your in your handbag at all times, even in early pregnancy. We outline what the yellow card is all about.

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Sleep and Newborn Behaviour: Newborn – 3 Months

The expectation of a newborns behavior and sleep habits varies hugely from parent to parent. So… what is considered ‘normal’?

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Seafood

Unless you are vegan or vegetarian, it’s ideal to have seafood feature in your diet regularly…

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Group B Streptococcus

Important information on Group B streptococcus, also commonly known as group B strep or GBS.

NEWSLETTER

Iron

Iron deficiency anaemia during pregnancy is linked with pre-term birth, and low birth weight babies.

NEWSLETTER

Parvovirus

Parvovirus or ‘Slapped cheek’ can occur at any age, however, it is most commonly found in children between 4 and 10 years.

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Nutrition in Pregnancy

The benefits of a nutritious diet for your baby, include increased immune functioning, mental alertness, and correct birth size.

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Pubic Symphysitis

Symphysis Pubis Dysfunction is estimated to affect up to one in four women during pregnancy, varying in severity.

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Exercise During Pregnacy

The many physical and physiological changes that take place within a women’s body during pregnancy can make exercise challenging.

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