Compiled by our bubhub members, this is an invaluable printable list of everything that you need to do - plus a few 'treats' - whilst you are pregnant. "Preggie-brain" may mean that you are likely to forget things, so keep this list handy and make sure that you don't miss out on important deadlines, appointments and things to do!
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Sleep deprivation will turn even the sanest person crazy and no amount of caffeine or sugar will help. So what will help?
Ever wake up at night with a sore back or other pain caused by sleeping in an uncomfortable position? Here are some tips on getting a better sleep.
Morning sickness - sometimes referred to as "all-day sickness" - affects us all differently. Here are 17 ways you can help alleviate morning sickness ...
You're pregnant and considering your birthing options in Australia. So what exactly are they and will your right to choose be supported?
So many changes are occurring in the body that it's no surprise many
expectant mothers encounter pain during pregnancy. Can chiropractic care help?
We've all noticed those genetically blessed celebrities get back to their pre-baby body in the
blink of an eye. So how do they do it?
Signs and symptoms of antenatal depressions explained together with treatment and self-help options.
Can a wedding ring guess the sex of your baby? Probably not ... but it's fun to try out those Old Wives' Tales while you're pregnant. Which is most accurate?
Australian midwives are latching on to the ancient Chinese technique of
acupressure to assist women through pregnancy, birth and postnatally.
Delayed cord clamping is a birth practice where the umbilical cord is not clamped or cut until after pulsations have ceased. Find our more about it here.
Most people are familiar with the term 'postnatal depression' but what is perinatal depression? And how many women will develop it?
It can be confusing to work out which foods are safe when pregnant/breastfeeding or starting your baby on solids. Read more about good and bad bacteria ...
Maybe you don't want a baby shower ... maybe you already have enough baby gear from your first child ... maybe you should have a Blessing Way instead ...
We hear about cord blood and cord blood cells quite a bit these days ... but what exactly is cord blood?
So what are the reasons for storing cord blood? Here is a look at how it's used in transplant medicine and in an emerging field called regenerative medicine.
If you're considering storing or donating your child's umbilical cord
blood you'll want to know your options. This article can help you make a
What is the correct way to fasten your seatbelt when you're pregnant? We get tips from world-renowned car safety expert Lotta Jakobsson.
How and when is cord blood collected. And most importantly, is there any risk to the mother or the baby? All your questions answered ...
Stem cells are routinely used to treat disease today using cells from cord blood, peripheral blood and bone marrow. But what might it be used for in the future?
Cord blood use is being trialed in the treatment of type 1 diabetes, heart disease and cerebral palsy.
There are currently more than 600 clinical trials taking place around
the world looking at how cord blood can be used to treat a range of
Are you planning on taking maternity leave under the new Paid Parental Leave scheme? Here are some tips of what you need to discuss with your employer ...
You leave hospital with a newborn in one hand and a pile of paperwork in the other. As if caring for your little one isn't time-consuming enough ...
During pregnancy your mind and body deals with huge changes. Chinese Medicine - especially massage and acupuncture - can help.
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Get ready for Will and Lil to will rule the preschool as the two names top the national list of popular baby names in Australia in 2009.
It is important to get a good night's sleep when you are pregnant. Choosing the right mattress can help you sleep like a baby ... whatever that means!
Jack is a still a clear favourite when it comes to picking baby names for boys. See which other names made the Top 10 list in your state in 2010.
Unsure about what to pack in your hospital bag ready for labour? We asked our BH members for their best tips for packing a perfect hospital bag ...
Preparing for a new baby can be overwhelming - especially for first-time parents! But there are only a few 'essential' items you need for your new arrival.
Are you still trying to get your head around Paid Parental Leave? These hypothetical case studies might help you to work out whether you are eligible.
Did you know that most women are wearing a bra that doesn't fit them properly? Are you one of them? Read our tips on finding the best-fitting bra for you.
Vitamin D is important in pregnancy as it has implications for both maternal and child health. Read up on what it does, why it's important and how to get it.
Dentists say tooth erosion is the dental condition of the 21st century. Are you doing the right thing when it comes to yours and your children's dental health?
Studies have shown that acupuncture is successful in turning breech babies for birth. But what does it involve and importantly, is it safe for mother and baby?
Is it possible to have a completely natural, pain-free birth? Follow these three simple steps on how to achieve just that - a natural, pain-free birth.
There are many benefits to exercising while pregnant - as long as you're well. But what is happening to your changing body while you're working out?
Are you organising a baby shower? Check out these great gift ideas for the mum-to-be and baby shower games to play.
Depression during pregnancy (or antenatal depression) is an under-recognised condition experienced by about 9 per cent of women. What are the signs?
If you could design the ideal baby what characteristics would you choose? Healthy, content, sleeps well? Here are 7 ways you can make a difference.
You've just found out you're pregnant! Now what? Public or private? Obstetrician or GP? Birthing centre or home birth? Here's a summary of your options ...
Here are 50 interesting facts that every new mother and mother-to-be should know about breastfeeding a baby.
Want to buy the best pram or best stroller for you? Use our handy pram and stroller checklist of the most important features to consider!
Choosing baby names? Looking for unique names, unique boy names or unique girl names? See our checklist of what to consider when choosing a baby name.
Is fish safe to eat during pregnancy or when breastfeeding? We look at which types of fish you can eat and how often you can eat it.
What exactly is homoeopathy and what conditions, from pre-pregnancy to childhood, can a homoeopath treat? We ask homoeopath Patricia Hatherly ...
Pregnancy can bring with it ailments ranging from the slightly odd to the totally uncomfortable. Here's a guide to coping with 10 common conditions.
Osteopathy, naturopathy, Traditional Chinese Medicine ... Find out what these complementary therapies can do for you.
The medicalisation of birth has resulted in many women losing confidence in their ability to give birth without intervention.
What is a doula? We explain the difference between a doula and a midwife and explain what a doula can do for you when you are in labour.
Twins? Triplets, quads or even more ...! The news you're expecting multiples is usually quite a shock. Here are some tips on what to expect.
Breastfeeding can take perseverance. Producing breastmilk may be a natural process, but the art of breastfeeding needs to be learned.
If we can learn to let go of our expectations we are free to take each moment as it comes, to enjoy what we have got rather than focusing on what is missing.
The arrival of a baby can affect the family dynamics - including the furry members. TV vet and mother Dr Katrina Warren has this advice.
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Having a baby is the most amazing, beautiful and often daunting experience of your lives. Here are some things to consider to help make your journey easier!
It's important to keep fit and active during pregnancy but exercise should be taken with care and should
be low-impact and non-contact.
Exercise in pregnancy promotes the health and wellbeing of pregnant women and their babies. Here are some tips on exercising while pregnant
Increasing numbers of women are choosing home birth when they find out how much more in control women feel when they birth at home.
You've probably thought about the nursery, the pram and carseat. But have you thought about what to do with your baby's umbilical cord?
As qualified medical carers, your midwife can take you from pre-pregnancy through to early parenting help and support.
Breastfeeding, while natural, is a learned skill and can be challenging in the early days for many mothers.
Like any muscles your pelvic floor muscles need a regular workout to stay strong - especially during pregnancy and post birth.
Nappy choices explained - disposable, eco-disposable, modern cloth or terry flats? What are the pros and cons of each? Plus tips for safe and easy nappy changing.
Are you confused by the information on exercising during pregnancy. Here are the facts so you can keep going - or get going!
Between 50 to 80 percent of women suffer from back pain. So how do you enjoy pregnancy or, at least, carry on with everyday life? We may have the answer...
What is gestational diabetes and how do you recognise it? Here are some tips on recognising the symptoms of and managing gestational diabetes.
Pre-eclampsia is a condition that only happens in pregnancy and is the most common medical disorder of a human pregnancy. So what is it?
With up to 80 per cent of pregnant women suffering morning sickness it's worth knowing what you can do about it. Here are tips to beat morning sickness.
We want to match the large amount of resources we provide for parents with specific stuff for dads, Bub Hub co-founder Brad Lauder explains.
Technology lets you find out the sex of your baby before the little bundle arrives, but do you really want to know or would you prefer a surprise?
Am I pregnant? Find out with our guide below to common pregnancy symptoms and early pregnancy signs.
Here are some of the main safety factors to consider when buying, borrowing or hiring nursery furniture, prams or strollers.
What foods should you be eating now you're pregnant and what food should you avoid? Here are some tips for good nutrition and food safety during pregnancy.
Being prepared is the key when bringing baby home. Whether it's husbands, in-laws or sound sleep, find out how to make your new addition a smooth transition.
Find out why maternity bras necessary and get top tips for getting the right fit and size for you.
In pregnancy sometimes things don't go exactly as planned. Here are some pregnancy complications and what to look out for.
We've compiled an A-Z (well, technically it is a B-V) of common pregnancy complaints, why they occur and what you can do
to ease the symptoms.
Print off our handy birth plan template - an easy to use print-out that prompts and records your preferences for labour and birth so nothing is forgotten.
If you thought writing a birth plan
was a waste of time, think again. A birth plan connects the mother-to-be and her
obstetrician, midwives and caregivers.
Combining work and family life takes planning. By considering our maternity leave checklist, you can begin to form a plan for maternity leave and parental leave.
So you're planning to take maternity leave! Use this information as a starting point then ensure you confirm details for your specific situation.
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Recent research has opened our eyes to an epidemic of iodine deficiency afflicting more than 50% of pregnant women and their offspring.
Acid reflux, or heartburn, is something many women will
experience during pregnancy even if they have never suffered it before.
The aim of antenatal care is to safeguard the health and well-being of both mother and baby during pregnancy. See which tests are recommended.
Mother and financial planner Justine Davies takes you step-by-step through the financial minefield of starting a family.
What were the top, most popular, baby names in Australia in 2008? Jack is back once more as the top boy's name in Australia. Not to say that it ever left.
Parents of premmie babies understand the emotional
rollercoaster. Premmie babies may need intensive
care, surgery or round the clock monitoring.
The Maternity Coalition shares how their organisation is working towards improving pregnancy, birth and postnatal services for women all over Australia.
Pregnant, with morning sickness? Read the top 11 Morning Sickness remedies and get back to feeling normal again.
The test is positive, and you feel you're stepping into uncharted
territory. Fear not - we can explain what's going on and offer a few
tips for the months ahead ...
All women should be aware of the signs of pre-term labour. Even if you
are not recognised as having a high risk pregnancy, you are still at
What is premature birth and what are some of the risk factors during pregnancy that can result in a premature birth?
Can your diet during pregnancy or breastfeeding help stop your child from becoming a fussy eater? Our article on flavour imprinting tells you more.
Practical advice on planning a baby shower - ideas for baby shower games, themes, food and hints on organising the perfect baby shower party.
It is estimated that more than 10,000 people have been treated with cord blood cells. The list of things you can do with stem cells is amazing ...