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.
read more “Morning Sickness and what might help?”
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.
read more “Your first appointment with Hatch Private Maternity”
Did you know babies cannot regulate their own temperature until 6 months? This means it’s up to you to know how to ensure your littlest family member is not too cold or too hot. With the recent winter blast Brisbane endured and more expected, knowing the basics for dressing your baby for any climate is essential. Here’s how:
read more “Dressing your baby for Winter”
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.
read more “The Facts about Flu Vax and Pregnancy”
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”
We’re sure you’ve heard to skip the alcohol, deli meats and sushi during pregnancy – but do you know which of your beauty products and regimes you should take a nine-month break from too?
read more “Remake your pregnancy beauty routine”
Ultrasounds and pregnancy scans form an integral part of pregnancy care – they act as an effective way of checking on how your baby is developing, and can reveal some important information that you might be interested to know. read more “Pregnancy scans and ultrasounds explained”
All things considered, pregnancy is a pretty crazy time in a woman’s life. It’s not only demanding on your body, but also your emotional wellbeing. read more “Caring for two: self care in pregnancy”
A healthy pregnancy needs a healthy body, and the best way to achieve this is by making sure you’re eating well. Ideally, you should start putting healthy habits into practice as soon as you start planning to become pregnant. read more “Eating for two? Your guide to nutrition in pregnancy”
Whether you were an exercise bunny before you got pregnant or you’re allergic to the gym, all pregnant women without complications are encouraged to keep up an active lifestyle throughout their pregnancy. read more “Exercise in pregnancy: what helps and what could hurt”