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Constipation during pregnancy and how to handle it
About 25 per cent of pregnant women suffer from constipation during pregnancy. It’s time to lift the lid on constipation and how to relieve it.
Dealing with fatigue during pregnancy
Fatigue is a common pregnancy symptom. Here’s what to expect and how to combat it.
Pain during pregnancy
From back pain to leg cramps, obstetrician Danielle Wilkins shares her advice for dealing with pain safely during pregnancy.
Make the most of your Extras
Mums-to-be deserve all the support they can get! Which is why our Growing Family packages include extras such as birthing classes, remedial massage and even clinical pilates with a physio. Δ
Smoking and drinking in pregnancy: how to stop.
It’s important to kick these habits as soon as you find out that you’re pregnant. We’ve got helpful advice to help you give up your vices.
How prenatal Pilates can benefit mums-to-be
Here's why prenatal Pilates is about more than just exercising.
Weight gain during pregnancy
A focus on increasing nutrients instead of calories will help you to feel strong and gain weight safely throughout your pregnancy.
Should you run during pregnancy?
The result of the largest ever study of running in pregnancy are in.
How to recognise postnatal depression
Up to 80 per cent of new mothers will experience these ‘baby blues’ in the first couple of weeks. Be prepared by knowing the signs and symptoms.
Pregnancy self-care essentials
Self-care during pregnancy is essential for you and for your baby. Obstetrician Dr. Chris Russell shares some good habits to get into.
Shedding light on postnatal depression in men
Postnatal depression affects 1 in 10 new dads. We explore the common symptoms and how to seek help.
Medibank health support and services
As a Medibank member with hospital cover, you get more than just health insurance. You get extra support, when you need it most.
24/7 Medibank Nurse
Health concerns keeping you up at night? With hospital cover you’re supported by Medibank nurses on our 24/7 Medibank Nurse phone service. ~
Medibank has partnered with Monash University to trial OptimalMe, a research program designed to help mums-to-be optimise their health before they conceive. The program featured tailored heath and wellbeing tips and personal guidance on fitness and nutrition.
Eligible members with hospital cover can now talk to a member of our Health Concierge team for advice and guidance on preconception health, fertility, and how to have a healthy pregnancy, at no extra cost. #
Medibank has a wide range of health and wellbeing services to support eligible members who are planning on starting a family, expecting a new addition, or caring for their growing family.
Looking for something else?
Visit our Planning, Pregnancy and Parenthood homepage to find more tools and advice to help you at every stage of your journey.
Things you should know
§ Waiting periods apply, including 12 months for hospital admissions for pregnancy and birth.
Δ Waiting periods and annual limits apply.
~ OSHC members should call the Student Health and Support Line on 1800 887 283.
# Health Concierge is available to all eligible Medibank members who hold hospital cover. Excludes Overseas Visitor Health Cover, Working Visa Health Cover and Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC). Some referred services may involve out of pocket costs.
Δ Waiting periods and annual limits apply.
While we hope you find this information helpful, please note that it is general in nature. It is not health advice, and is not tailored to meet your individual health needs. You should always consult a trusted health professional before making decisions about your health care. While we have prepared the information carefully, we can’t guarantee that it is accurate, complete or up-to-date. And while we may mention goods or services provided by others, we aren’t specifically endorsing them and can’t accept responsibility for them. For these reasons we are unable to accept responsibility for any loss that may be sustained from acting on this information (subject to applicable consumer guarantees).
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