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Preparing for Labour: How Prenatal Massage Can Help with Pain Management

Pregnancy is a time of remarkable change, bringing with it a unique set of challenges and joys. As your body adapts to accommodate new life, you may experience discomfort and stress. At Essendon Natural Health, we understand these changes and offer specialised pregnancy massage at our Essendon clinic, designed to support you through every stage […]

Pregnancy Massage – Benefits & Things to Avoid

It’s no secret that pregnancy comes with its fair share of aches and pains. A pregnancy massage is a type of massage that is specifically tailored for pregnant women. It offers many benefits, such as reducing stress and anxiety, relieving tension headaches, and improving sleep quality. However, there are a few things to keep in […]

Hospital Bag Checklist for Pregnant Mums – What to bring?

A common question I get from patients is “what should I bring to the hospital for labour”? And its a good one. There are many things that mothers have told me after birth that they wish they brought with them. So I have compiled a hospital bag checklist for pregnant mums, their partners, and their […]

Folate, Folic acid, Folinic acid, Methylfolate – Whats the difference?

A common question I receive in clinical practice is about folic acid supplementation. What type of folate is best? How much should I take? Why should I take it? Folate is the natural form of vitamin B9 that is plentiful in dark green leafy vegetables, legumes, and cruciferous vegetables like broccoli. It is essential for […]

How to reduce the risk of premature birth

Since premature birth is a leading cause of death for children under 5 years of age, any successful method of reducing the risk is very important (Middleton et al, 2018). A new systematic review was published 4 days ago on the prestigious Cochrane database looking at the use of Omega-3 supplements in pregnancy. It showed […]