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Thursday 2 May 2013
Health News

in brief: women told to avoid junk food during pregnancy

Claire Gallagher
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A South Australian study has found that expectant mothers who consume a diet high in junk food are more likely to give birth to children with a predisposition to junk food addiction. University of Adelaide researchers claim pregnant women are programming their unborn babies to be addicted to high-fat and high-sugar diets for life if…
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Tuesday 30 April 2013
Health News

in brief: melbourne couple abort girl because they wanted a boy

Amy Nicholls-Diver
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A Melbourne doctor has revealed that a Victorian couple demanded an abortion because the woman was carrying a girl. In response, obstetricians have proposed keeping a foetus’s sex a secret until it is too late to terminate the pregnancy. Dr Mark Hobart revealed in an interview with the Sunday Herald Sun that the couple wanted…
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Tuesday 19 March 2013
World

maternal deaths: lady sybil in the real world

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In a recent episode of British period drama Downton Abbey, viewers watched with horror as the beloved character Lady Sybil Branson died in childbirth. She was a strong, independent female character, well loved by her husband and family, and had an otherwise healthy and normal pregnancy. However, she suffered from eclampsia and met her untimely…
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Monday 3 September 2012
Featured Opinion

the abortion pill: safety first

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The issue of abortion has been a little too quiet in the media as of late, so it should really come as no surprise that it’s once again making headlines over the approval of RU486 for wider use (more affectionately known as the ‘abortion pill’). While the drug has been available in Australia since 2006…
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Monday 20 August 2012
Featured News

american high school accused of discriminating against pregnant teens

Shannon Clarke
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Delhi Charter School, an American high school in Louisiana, could be facing a lawsuit after claims students had been forced into homeschooling when the administration found out they were pregnant. The action was part of the school’s behaviour policy, and is laid out in their student guidebook. Under Delhi Chart School’s policy, any student who…
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Friday 22 June 2012
Art Arts

damaged – thalidomide victims in medical documents exhibition

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Simone Mangos’s DAMAGED – thalidomide victims in medical documents exhibition focuses on the truly horrifying birth defects caused from the pharmaceutical drug thalidomide. Thalidomide was hailed as a super drug in the 1950s and was widely used to treat women’s morning sickness. In the 1960s it was found to be a cause of birth deformities, although…
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Sunday 29 April 2012
Opinion

pregnant women’s bodies aren’t public property

Sonya Krzywoszyja
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Women face a lot of pressure, from themselves, from friends, from family, even from outside sources. And none seems more harsh and critical than when a woman is pregnant. Recently, a friend who just became pregnant went to her in-laws with her husband and the first thing the mother-in-law said to her? “Wow, you’re fat!”…
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Thursday 9 February 2012
Opinion

a working woman is not just a working uterus on leave

Zoya Patel
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A friend of mine recently relayed to me a rather distasteful incident that happened to her while she was at her place of employment, where a colleague had brought in their infant child for a few hours. Helping her workmate out, my friend held the child for a while, and was having a perfectly agreeable…
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Thursday 10 November 2011
Culture Featured

baby and me, and jenny makes three

Dunja Kay
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In addition to the baby-birthing that tends to accompany pregnancies, it seems that losing weight immediately post-pregnancy and becoming a spokesperson for Jenny Craig have likewise become implicit results of having a child. For celebrities anyway. Scary Spice did it, with the website stating that “to help ‘outsource’ the trouble of losing her baby bump…
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Wednesday 17 November 2010
Art Arts Culture Fashion Featured Opinion

Naked and pregnant

Rebecca Howden
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Everyone from Cindy Crawford to Christina Aguillera has done it. Ever since Demi Moore appeared naked and seven months pregnant on the cover of Vanity Fair in 1991, it’s been a common trend for celebrities to pose for nude photos when they’re expecting. This week, Miranda Kerr has joined the hall of fame and stripped…
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