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Pregnancy weight gain – why just setting a number is the wrong conversation

Weight gain in pregnancy – it’s a hotly debated topic. Whether we post about it on our Mater Mothers’ Facebook page or discuss it with our antenatal clinic staff we get some strong opinions and concerns. 

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Five things you probably don’t know about the growth and nutrition of your baby

It is common for babies to lose up to ten percent of their birth weight in the first week of life. Babies often take the first 14days or 2weeks of life to regain the weight lost and return to their birth weight. If your baby has not returned to their birth weight by three weeks of age you should seek advice from a professional.

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Is niacin the new pregnancy wonder drug?

If you have been watching the news or reading social media lately you may have heard all about the amazing new study about the benefits of niacin or vitamin B3 in pregnancy. 

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Healthy eating tips for the festive season

Mater’s dietitians offer their tips for the festive season to give you a head start on a healthy 2017

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Winter Nutrition Tips

The winter months can provide a challenge to maintaining a healthy lifestyle. As the temperature drops, it’s tempting to abandon our healthy eating habits and exercise regimen for comfort food and huddling indoors.

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