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Aiming for a healthy pregnancy

Tips for staying healthy during your pregnancy.

Healthy mum, healthy bub?

Watching your body change as your baby grows can be an exciting time for parents, but it can also lead to questions about what’s normal, what’s not? What’s good for the baby? What isn’t? If you want to know more about how you can optimise your health during your pregnancy, read on.

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Pregnancy and physical health


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Am I pregnant?

Spotting the early signs of pregnancy isn’t always easy. We’ve taken a look at some of the signs of early pregnancy, from the most common to the not-so-common.

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How to soothe aches and pains during pregnancy

Read on to learn more about the most common aches and pains while you grow your little resident, and some strategies to help soothe them.
 

Strengthening the pelvic floor for pregnancy

Tips on how to activate and strengthen your pelvic floor muscles before, during and after pregnancy.
 

Health risks during pregnancy

We look at some of the common health conditions associated with pregnancy and their warning signs so you know what to look out for.

 

Morning sickness: symptoms and how to deal with it

Morning sickness - it’s one of the worst parts of early pregnancy. Here's what you can expect and how to deal with this unfortunate side effect of pregnancy.

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

Staying healthy and pregnancy lifestyle


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.

 

Does your cover include pregnancy?

Take a look at some of our Growing Family packages and start by getting an online quote today or give us a call to talk through your options on 132 331. §

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Emotional and mental health and wellbeing


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.

Find a specialist

Take the guesswork out of choosing a specialist. Use our Find a provider tool to find out how much and how often, a specialist charges out-of-pocket costs.

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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.

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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. ~

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OptimalMe

Medibank has partnered with Monash University to create OptimalMe, a research program designed to help mums-to-be optimise their health before they conceive. The program features tailored heath and wellbeing tips and personal guidance on fitness and nutrition. If you’re planning to have a baby in the next 12 months you may be eligible to take part.

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Health concierge

Eligible members with hospital cover can now talk to a member of our Health Concierge team for advice and guidance on 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.

Want to learn more about pregnancy?

We’ve collected useful information to help guide parents through the pregnancy stage of becoming a parent.

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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.

Help the way you want it

Contact Medibank when and how it suits you; online 24/7, in-store, by phone or through the My Medibank app.

Things you should know

§    Waiting periods apply, including 12 months for pregnancy and birth-related services.

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.

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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