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Healthy Eating in Pregnancy

You are glowing, eating for two, you are tiny, you must be having twins, are all comments you hear when you are growing your new little human. Then you walk up to the buffet at a function to discover almost nothing you ‘can’ eat? Let’s get some clarification so you can eat a healthy delicious meal tonight without the anxiety. Firstly, there is no need to be ‘eating for two’. Whilst you are pregnant you need to eat a good nutritious diet for one healthy person. read more “Healthy Eating in Pregnancy”

What is an eligible midwife?

At Hatch, our model focuses very much on offering you high quality maternity care through a team approach. The majority of your visits will be scheduled with midwives combined with visits with our obstetricians.  At the moment we have 3 midwives, Lauren, Kathy and Claire working a variety of days for your appointments.

Let us share with you why Hatch values midwives so highly and what is so very special about our eligible midwives? read more “What is an eligible midwife?”

Morning Sickness and what might help?

Pregnancy is a truly special and very exciting time, characterised by images of the happy, glowing mum-to-be. Whilst this may be the case for some, unfortunately morning sickness can make early pregnancy a miserable time for many pregnant women.

If you’re experiencing morning sickness, the first thing to know is that this can be a very normal part of pregnancy. Your baby will get all the nutrients it needs to grow and develop. It also is good to know that, in most cases, it will only last for a few weeks.

Short-term pregnancy sickness is very common, affecting around seven out of ten pregnant women. It commonly starts between weeks 6 to 9, is usually at its worst around weeks 9 and 10, and then should start to disappear around weeks 12 to 14. It is often associated with a growth spurt in your baby and occasionally can recur for short periods of time particularly in your third trimester when your baby is putting on some extra weight. You can always talk to your midwife or obstetrician at Nest if you are worried.

Although we are unable to determine exactly why pregnancy sickness occurs, there are a number of strategies that you can try to help reduce the severity of your symptoms.

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Your first appointment with Hatch Private Maternity

Your first pregnancy appointment is a very exciting time and at Hatch Private Maternity we get excited every day as we meet expectant mums, listen to little heartbeats, watch families grow and share in your joy. We do things a little differently here at Hatch , with us your initial appointment is a 45 minute extended consult with one of our eligible midwives, and is bulk billed with no obligation.

Women can come at any time for their first appointment – some like to come very early in the first few weeks, some like to come after their 13 week scan and some even switch to Hatch during their pregnancy. We do suggest that women first see us between 7 and 12 weeks as there are several early pregnancy tests that we can oganise for you.

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The Facts about Flu Vax and Pregnancy

Influenza (flu) is a highly contagious respiratory viral infection that circulates each year in the winter months and can cause serious illness in previously healthy people.

Unlike a cold, flu symptoms develop abruptly one to three days after infection, and can include: tiredness, high fever, chills, headache, sore throat, coughing, sneezing, runny noses, poor appetite, and muscle aches. Most people who get the flu will suffer from mild illness and recover in around four weeks. In some cases, severe illness and complications such as pneumonia can develop, which can result in hospitalisation and even death.

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Private Pregnancy Costs Explained

With private health insurance and the cost of living constantly increasing, many pregnant women are concerned with the expense of having a baby and time out of the workplace. For some families, even those who have private health insurance, the cost to deliver privately is given careful consideration. Hatch Private Maternity was launched to provide affordable private pregnancy care and is a very exciting and popular new option for Brisbane women.

At Hatch we are upfront about our costs, so you will know what costs to expect and can confidently decide to have your baby with us. Our total out-of-pocket cost is only $990 for privately insured women with obstetric cover, who follow our standard schedule of appointments. read more “Private Pregnancy Costs Explained”