WWR 238: Pregnancy Microbiome

Dr Andrea & Dr Ashleigh are joined by Naomi Strout from the University of NSW to talk about her current research project! Naomi is the Project Manager for UNSW Microbiome Research Centre’s MothersBabies Study, a world-first pre-pregnancy study looking to uncover how a person’s microbiome changes from pre-pregnancy, throughout pregnancy, up until the baby’s first… Continue reading WWR 238: Pregnancy Microbiome

TWIW 184: Mediterranean diet lowers risk of preeclampsia and gestational diabetes

This Week In Wellness researchers from the Smidt Heart Institute at Cedars-Sinai found that pregnant women who consumed a mediterranean diet were 28% less likely to get pre eclampsia, and 37% less likely to suffer from gestational diabetes, both of which can cause complications for both mum and baby. https://www.news-medical.net/news/20221222/Adherence-to-Mediterranean-diet-associated-with-lower-risk-of-preeclampsia-during-pregnancy.aspx https://jamanetwork.com/journals/jamanetworkopen/fullarticle/2799855

WWR 230: Preconception Essentials

Most women tend to take really good care of themselves and their nutrition during pregnancy and in the lead up to birth but what about before conception? Having a preconception plan is crucial for your hormonal health, fertility potential and has a huge impact on the health of the baby you’re planning. On this episode… Continue reading WWR 230: Preconception Essentials

WWR 229: Reclaiming Childbirth with Dr Rachel Reed

This episode is for all women who have given birth or are planning to! To all our Mamma’s and future mamma’s, on this episode of Wellness Women Radio we are joined by the incredible Dr Rachel Reed – author of “Reclaiming Childbirth as a Rite of Passage”. Dr Rachel Reed is prolific in the birth… Continue reading WWR 229: Reclaiming Childbirth with Dr Rachel Reed

WWR 226: Postnatal Depletion

We’ve all heard of post natal depression and how common it is but what about the changes one or two years later? Postnatal depletion is a combination of deep, prolonged fatigue, emotional strain, hyper vigilance, nutritional deficiencies, overwhelm and sacrificing your own physical health that can also worsen any underlying medical conditions, and exacerbates poor… Continue reading WWR 226: Postnatal Depletion

SLP 176: Self Love Quicky – Using Essential Oils Safely During Pregnancy

Essential oils and aromatherapy can be a wonderful addition to your pregnancy journey. They can aid in easing morning sickness, relieving muscular aches and pains, and relieving stress and feelings of anxiousness. Aromatherapy during pregnancy can however be a controversial topic as it is topic that not many fully understand.  It has been stated that… Continue reading SLP 176: Self Love Quicky – Using Essential Oils Safely During Pregnancy

WWR 214: Birth Preparation and Dr Ashleigh’s Birth Story

This is the most incredible story of how the beautiful baby Ella Skye entered the world! Wellness Women Tribe we have a very special podcast for you that you don’t want to miss. Dr Ashleigh shares her top tips for preparing for birth but also walks us through the birth of her daughter, which is… Continue reading WWR 214: Birth Preparation and Dr Ashleigh’s Birth Story

TWIW 113: Fruit and veg in pregnancy reduces developmental delays

This Week In Wellness a three-generation cohort study has shown that high fruit and vegetable consumption during pregnancy is associated with a lower risk of developmental delays in the resultant children at age 2. https://www.cambridge.org/core/journals/british-journal-of-nutrition/article/fruit-and-vegetable-consumption-before-and-during-pregnancy-and-developmental-delays-in-offspring-aged-2-years-in-japan/46077C7D37518C26273C1C1C8F761CF9

WWR 199: Unexplained Infertility

30% of couples who have been struggling to fall pregnant are given a diagnosis called ‘unexplained infertility’. This can be an incredibly confusing and frustrating diagnosis as it suggests there is no known cause of why they can’t conceive however this does not mean that the cause doesn’t exist! In this episode of Wellness Women… Continue reading WWR 199: Unexplained Infertility

WWR 183: The Thyroid Fertility Connection

What does your thyroid have to do with your fertility potential? Why do we thoroughly test thyroid function when wanting to conceive? On this episode of Wellness Women Radio, The Wellness Women are talking all things thyroid health and why this is so important for hormonal balance, conception and pregnancy. Tune in now to learn… Continue reading WWR 183: The Thyroid Fertility Connection