Second Trimester

By the beginning of the second trimester of pregnancy, all the baby's organs have been laid down in their primitive form and some have begun to function, like the heart and kidneys. From...Read more

A healthy pregnancy and great birth have their foundations in your health and diet during pregnancy. Any improvement you can make to your diet and lifestyle in pregnancy, no matter how far...Read more

Nausea and vomiting are very common pregnancy discomforts. Nausea affects the vast majority of pregnant women and can occur at any time during the day. Feelings of nausea tend to disappear...Read more

From the moment you discover that you are pregnant, you begin to make decisions as a parent. The first decisions you make will be about your lifestyle and the sort of changes you might need...Read more

Exercise during pregnancy can help you to improve or maintain your physical fitness resulting in a healthier and more comfortable pregnancy; an easier birth; and a speedier return to normal...Read more

Vaginal birth after a previous caesarean (VBAC) should be possible for 70 - 80% of women. There is very little good research into planned vaginal birth after a previous caesarean section...Read more

Ultrasound technology is offered in three different forms during pregnancy: t he Doppler, uses a type of ultrasound to listen to the baby’s heartbeat during routine prenatal visits; an...Read more

What is Gestational Diabetes? A number of hormonal and metabolic changes occur naturally as a result of pregnancy, one such change is the diabetic effect of pregnancy, caused by the baby’s...Read more

There is an important distinction to be made between screening tests, which determine the likelihood or risk of a baby having a condition, and diagnostic tests which will give a definitive...Read more

Our Active Birth and Beyond Workshops are practical, hands-on and fun learning experiences designed to dispel myths and remove fear, build skills and expand understanding so that you can...Read more

Just found out that you are pregnant? Congratulations! The PPA ' My Pregnancy' Class is designed just for YOU!. We will provide you and your partner with a special opportunity to spend time...Read more

The PPA Pregnancy Stretch and Relax Class is a women only weekly class offering a program of gentle stretching and pregnancy exercise in a caring and relaxed environment, providing you with...Read more

Whether your caesarean birth is scheduled or unplanned, it may be possible to express your preferences on many different aspects of the birth. Participating in the decision making process...Read more