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Embarking on Your Pregnancy Journey: The TRIAGE Call at Western Obstetrics

The excitement of expecting a child brings with it a whirlwind of emotions and questions. At Western Obstetrics, we understand that this journey is unique for each individual, and our commitment to providing personalised care begins right from the first interaction – the TRIAGE call. This crucial step sets the tone for your experience with […]

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Iron in Pregnancy

Iron is an essential nutrient for red blood cell manufacturing in your body. During pregnancy your body has greater iron needs as your body increases its overall blood volume and to meet the needs of your growing baby. Why is iron deficiency a problem? Having low iron levels can make you feel tired, have poor

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Risks of Vaping During Pregnancy

Vaping is on the rise, especially among young individuals. Some assume it’s a safer alternative to traditional smoking. However, for pregnant individuals, this isn’t the case. Even though vaping lacks the harmful carbon monoxide found in cigarettes, the presence of nicotine and other hazardous chemicals still poses risks to both you and your baby. Your

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Diet During Breastfeeding

As a new mum, navigating the world of postpartum nutrition can be overwhelming, especially with the countless sources of information, some of which may contradict each other. But fear not, we’ve got you covered! Our amazing Western Obstetrics lactation consultant, Erika van den Dries, is here to provide you with expert tips and insights on

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Vaccinations in Pregnancy

Your well-being and your baby’s health take centre stage during your pregnancy! That’s why we’re committed to sharing vital information about vaccinations for expectant mothers. In this video, the incredible Dr. Katherine Comparti from Western Obstetrics will walk you through the recommended vaccinations before, during, and after your pregnancy. We believe that staying informed is

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Your Baby’s Movements Matter

Being aware of your baby’s movements during pregnancy is one of the easiest ways to help keep your baby safe and healthy. Regular and strong movements are a good sign of wellbeing. Getting to know the pattern of your baby's movements is important – it is a way your baby can tell you that they

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Exercise in pregnancy

There are many benefits of exercising in pregnancy not only physically but psychologically too. Exercise can help your body adapt to the physical changes that come with pregnancy, prevent excessive weight gain and give you more energy. It can also provide an overall sense of wellbeing, help to reduce stress and symptoms of depression. For

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Erin Connolly

What led you to a career in midwifery? I trained to become a midwife in Ireland after having my first baby, where the continuity of care that I received made a huge impact in having a positive birth experience.  What is your birth philosophy? Having a baby is such a wonderful life changing experience. The

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