The 12-week pregnancy rule: Why is the first trimester shrouded in secrecy? – Health

The 12-week pregnancy rule: Why is the first trimester shrouded in secrecy? – Health

The first trimester of pregnancy can often be the hardest. Pregnancy hormones, extreme fatigue, nausea and vomiting, tender breasts, and perpetually needing to wee make life growing a human no easy feat. For many women, it’s made harder by an unwritten social rule that says they should keep their news …

New blood test brings hope to women with life-threatening pregnancy condition pre-eclampsia

New blood test brings hope to women with life-threatening pregnancy condition pre-eclampsia

Posted May 03, 2018 17:35:29 Photo: Ella Smith was born at 26 weeks after her mother developed pre-eclampsia. (Supplied: Royal Women’s Hospital) Related Story: Reflux drug Nexium could help treat deadly pre-eclampsia Medical experts say a new blood test that can predict who will develop the potentially deadly pregnancy disorder …

Myanmar’s women face routine pregnancy tests and sexual harassment in sweatshops

Myanmar’s women face routine pregnancy tests and sexual harassment in sweatshops

By freelance correspondent Libby Hogan Posted April 15, 2018 05:07:23 Photo: Nineteen-year-old garment worker Ohn Mar Khaing has been subjected to sexual harassment just outside her factory’s walls. (ABC News: Libby Hogan) Related Story: The workers who pay the price for Australia’s fast fashion addiction Related Story: Latest fashion is …