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The UK is believed to have one of the highest rates of Foetal Alcohol Syndrome in the world. shutterstock

The problem of drinking in pregnancy – and what to do about it

The UK is lagging behind the rest of the world when it comes to preventing harm caused by drinking during pregnancy.
Up to half of stillbirths happen unexpectedly and a clear cause is never identified. from shutterstock.com

Five ways to reduce the risk of stillbirth

A Senate Report has put forward 16 recommendations to reduce rates of stillbirth in Australia targeting a 20% reduction in the rate within three years. We can do this by focusing on five practices.
It’s still unclear whether a shorter or longer gap between pregnancies increases the risk of complications in the next pregnancy. Richard Jaimes/Unsplash

Health Check: how long should I wait between pregnancies?

A recent study suggests 12-18 months between pregnancies is ideal for most women. But is there actually such a thing as an ideal length of time?
It’s not just women who need to consider their age when planning a family. rawpixel

Tick-tock – for healthy mums and kids, dad’s age counts

A new study shows that as the father’s age increases, so too the chances of the baby being born prematurely, having a low birth weight, or requiring medical intervention after delivery.
There are several health benefits associated with losing excess pregnancy weight. From shutterstock.com

Forget bouncing back, balance is the healthiest way to manage weight post-pregnancy

Your body has been changing over nine months, so naturally it will take a little while to change back. But there are some things you can do to achieve a healthy weight after having a baby.
Approximately 11 per cent of Canadian mothers report consuming alcohol during pregnancy, which can cause fetal alcohol spectrum disorder (FASD) in their children. (Shutterstock)

The truth about fetal alcohol spectrum disorder

With an estimated prevalence of four per cent, fetal alcohol syndrome disorder (FASD) is more common than autism. And yet is it surrounded by myth and stigma.

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