Signs of Iodine deficiency and what to do about it

Signs of Iodine deficiency and what to do about it

IODINE DEFICIENCY It’s one of the most common micronutrient deficiencies in the women I see in clinic. Here’s a few cool facts about iodine: > The breast tissue is the major storage organ of iodine in the body. So if you have recently had a baby AND...
Natural Birth

Natural Birth

I’m feeling inspired to write a blog on birth since a few of my friends and pregnant patients have had beautiful water births lately! What does birth mean to you? To me, birth is truly a passageway of no return. You set yourself on a journey and there’s no...
Group B Strep

Group B Strep

Group B Strep (GBS) is a transient infection commonly tested for in the third trimester of pregnancy. As much as 1/5 of women who are pregnant are silent carriers of this bacteria. It is often asymptomatic (no symptoms shown). If a woman tests positive, and births her...
Gestational Diabetes

Gestational Diabetes

Gestational Diabetes is becoming more common in the pregnant Australian population, affecting between 5-10% of women. No one truly knows why it develops, but there are heaps of ways you can prevent it from happening to you. What is it? High blood glucose during...