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Read Women’s Health Tasmania’s blogs for up-to-date information on current health issues.

Rise in gut problems and depression…coincidence or related?

  • Have you ever gone through a stressful experience and noticed that your appetite disappeared?
  • Have you had constipation and noticed how lethargic, irritable, and low in mood it made you feel?
  • Have you ever been really anxious and felt ‘butterflies’ in your stomach, or noticed you needed to run to the toilet multiple times?

 

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Things no-one tells you about pregnancy

When they tell the story of the Nativity, they don’t tell you that Mary was a martyr to her haemorrhoids. Well, she must have been. Riding a donkey heavily pregnant wasn’t going to do her any favours.

That’s because our society doesn’t really talk about the normal experiences of parenthood and life postpartum. Here are two important things to know. 

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A Pause in Periods

If you are experiencing the joy of going red from the neck up as a hot flush overtakes your body and, like Superman, find you are looking for a telephone booth[1] to strip off some clothes, don’t panic.

Or you might be changing your PJs and bed linen regularly as you “sleep” in a sweat hot enough for mussels to cook in your belly button.

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A new podcast series

Today we are launching a new podcast series. This one is on mindfulness.

Meditation with Valerie is a sequence of mindfulness meditations with WHT's instructor, Valerie Cameron.  In this series Valerie guides us through several different styles of meditation and help us understand the neuroscience that makes meditation so helpful.

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A Collection of Body Taboos

by Helen Leary, 30th Sep, 2021

A lot of us haven't been taught much about our bodies. Many of us don’t know our vagina from our vulva (the vagina is the inner canal inside your body. The vulva is the outer part of the genitals: the clitoris and the labia). So, if you feel like it’s hard to talk about things to do with your body, you aren’t alone. Here are some of the things women find hard to talk about.

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