Pregnancy

Keeping Baby Safe

Posted by on Aug 28, 2013 in News/Articles, Pregnancy | 0 comments

As well as keeping your baby well nourished, any parent’s number 1 priotiry is to keep their baby safe.  The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) has recently updated it’s ‘Keeping Baby Safe – guide to infant and nursery products’ resource.  This informative guide provides information about purchasing infant products as well as tips and steps to take to make your baby’s environment a safe one and is a must read for all new and expectant parents.  The guide is available for free download as an eBook, videos or iPhone/iPad/iOS app or you can request a free booklet by following the...

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Pregnancy Babies and Children’s Expo 2013

Posted by on Aug 19, 2013 in News/Articles, Pregnancy | 0 comments

Come and join Zycia again at the Pregnancy Babies and Children’s Expo at the Melbourne Exhibition Centre, Fri 25th, Sat 26th and Sunday 27th of October, Stand G51!  We’ll be there with plenty of Expo specials, giveaways and expert advice to support you and your precious bundle.  You’ll also be able to wander around the huge variety of stands offering everything from baby carriers to playgroups and more. To download your FREE ticket to come and see...

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Active pregnancy = Happy pregnancy

Posted by on Aug 9, 2013 in News/Articles, Pregnancy | 0 comments

New research, released online today in the journal of Psychology & Health shows that women who exercise during their pregnancy experience better mood and decreased fatigue compared to those who don’t.  In the study, 56 pregnant women where asked to include 30 minutes of moderate to vigorous exercise into their day about 4 times a week.  All women were approximately 22 weeks pregnant and had been previously inactive during the first half of their pregnancy.  Results showed significant improvement in overall mood as well as reduced fatigue. This further confirms current guidelines recommeding around 30 minutes exercise per day for pregnant women.  However it’s  important to check with your GP or Obstetrician before emarking on any exercise routine. Read more from Daily...

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My Fair Baby

Posted by on Aug 7, 2013 in News/Articles, Pregnancy | 0 comments

My Fair Baby

Zycia is dedicated to providing premium nutritional support to nourish growth and development from fertility and conception to pregnancy, breastfeeding and beyond and we’ve chosen to partner with My Fair Baby to continue to support the well being of families as their children grow. The My Fair Baby organization was conceived from a desire to support families living in developing or third world nations by recognizing and embracing their unique artisan talents to help establish a reliable income stream. My Fair Baby works directly with the makers, sourcing only fair trade and ethical products and handicrafts.  Not only do the artisan’s families and communities benefit directly from this support, but 10% percent of all My Fair Baby profits are donated to charity projects working towards creating better futures for all children. You too can support this wonderful initiative by purchasing any of their beautiful artisan products for your friends and family, including quality organic baby clothes, handmade toys, gifts and more...

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Due date or due month?

Posted by on Aug 7, 2013 in News/Articles, Pregnancy | 0 comments

Due date or due month?

For years we’ve been given a ‘due date’ by our obstetrician and we begin planning for the exciting day.  However should perhaps ‘due dates’ should perhaps be changed to ‘due months’?  New research shows that due dates can vary by up to 5 weeks. “We found that the average time from ovulation to birth was 268 days – 38 weeks and two days,” Dr. Anne Marie Jukic of the National Institutes for Health, said in a press release. “Even after we had excluded six pre-term births, we found that the length of the pregnancies varied by as much as 37 days.” Due dates are calculated to be 280 days after the first day of your last menstrual period, but new research shows that this is only accurate in 4% of cases. Researchers identified many reasons for the large variation in pregnancy timing including factors such as the embryo taking longer to develop from implantation to delivery, resulting in a longer pregnancy whereas a late rise in progesterone resulted in a significantly shorter pregnancy.  Other factors included mothers age and their own birth weight as well as the length of any previous pregnancies. For more information see Discovery News Image courtesy of Stuart...

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Pregnancy and alcohol don’t mix!

Posted by on Jun 1, 2013 in News/Articles, Pregnancy | 0 comments

It’s been found that 60% of women drink whilst they’re pregnant, many without knowing, yet an alarming 1 in 5 continue to drink even when they know they’re pregnant!  There is much debate over how much is considered ok and how much will lead to permanent damage, however one fact is certain, any alcohol you consume during pregnancy will be passed on to your baby.  In Australia, drinking whilst pregnant is the number 1 cause of non genetic brain damage and 1300 babies have been born with the condition in the last 6 months.  A major review has called for warning labels to be put on a alcoholic beverages.  Currently around 90% of beer products carry the warning but only 10% of women’s most favoured drink, wine, carry the warning.  The Australian alcohol industry has until December this year to comply with mandatory labelling. Read more from the Herald...

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