Pregnant women at risk of domestic violence to get more support through Family Safety Hub

Pregnant women at risk of domestic violence to get more support through Family Safety Hub

Updated May 11, 2018 10:58:46 Being pregnant can be stressful at the best of times, but for some women it can be downright dangerous — as the risk of violence is greater during pregnancy and post-partum. According to analysis of Australian Bureau of Statistics data, nationally more than half of …

Gestational diabetes app helps healthcare workers keep a close eye on pregnant women

Gestational diabetes app helps healthcare workers keep a close eye on pregnant women

Posted May 10, 2018 05:11:32 Photo: If left untreated, the disease can be deadly and has the potential to cause premature birth, overweight babies and pre-eclampsia. (Unsplash.com: Janko Ferlic, CC-0) A smartphone app, developed by Australian scientists and health workers, is helping Queensland mothers-to-be protect themselves and their babies from …

Budget 2018: Free whooping cough vaccine will be offered to pregnant women from July

Budget 2018: Free whooping cough vaccine will be offered to pregnant women from July

Posted May 06, 2018 04:55:43 All pregnant women will be offered a free whooping cough vaccine under new measures to be announced in Tuesday’s federal budget. Key points: All pregnant women offered free whooping cough vaccines $39.5 million program to be unveiled in Tuesday’s federal budget Decision comes after campaigns …

Man jailed for killing pregnant ex-wife in Laverton and ‘callously’ trying to cover it up

Man jailed for killing pregnant ex-wife in Laverton and ‘callously’ trying to cover it up

Posted April 13, 2018 15:46:13 Photo: Charma Annear was struck on the head at least twice with a heavy pot or frypan. (Supplied) Related Story: Man guilty of manslaughter over pregnant ex-wife’s death Related Story: Husband murdered ex-wife after discovering pregnancy to another man, court told A 65-year-old West Australian …