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Conception ( 55 Articles )


From natural fertility management to assisted conception techniques, BellyBelly is here to help make your conception journey a little easier.


Two Week Wait Diaries ( 9 Articles )


Share the daily ups and downs of a two week wait – the two weeks from ovulation until the approximate time it is possible to achieve an accurate result from a pregnancy test.


Pregnancy ( 138 Articles )


Pregnancy articles and information on BellyBelly. Try our pregnancy calculator, read about pregnancy symptoms and find out what to expect during pregnancy.


Pregnancy Week by Week ( 36 Articles )


Find out what to expect in our pregnancy week by week articles. Includes pregnancy symptoms and changes, and how your baby is developing each week.


Birth ( 83 Articles )


Birth articles for the woman who wants to know more! BellyBelly has your birth questions covered. There is so much to know for such a short space of time, which may leave you overwhelmed and confused. Giving birth can be a more empowering, informed and enjoyable experience with the right information, leaving you feeling more confident, in control and able to make your own decisions and choices for birth.


Birth Stories ( 6 Articles )


Birth Stories are an awesome source of joy and inspiration – for others they are an insight into what may lie ahead when pregnant. Share the amazing stories of birth, told by both mums and dads.


Star Signs For Baby - Your Baby's Star Sign ( 13 Articles )


Star signs for baby! Looking for an astrological insight into your baby’s personality? BellyBelly, together with Forecasters, are very excited to bring you astrological profiles designed just for baby. Read our star signs to get a little taste of what your angel’s personality might be like!


Baby ( 119 Articles )


Hey, baby! Even the most experienced mother will tell you that what works for one baby may not necessarily work for the other! Here are some fantastic articles to help with all things baby.


Baby Sleep ( 24 Articles )


Oh, the irony of the two words, babies and sleep! With so much misinformation, it’s no wonder there are so many confused and exhausted parents. BellyBelly is here to help with plenty of fantastic articles on gentle and loving ways to help your baby sleep – and you too!


Breastfeeding ( 70 Articles )


Breastfeeding may be the normal way to feed a baby, but it doesn’t mean that it’s easy – or best. Only 14% of Australian women are breastfeeding past at 6 months. Here is some great information to help you breastfeed for as long as you can.


Post Natal ( 42 Articles )


Articles that are especially for new mums! Your body goes through such enormous changes during pregnancy and needs a little TLC following the birth of your baby. BellyBelly’s Post-Natal articles will help you understand how you can help your body during this time and will give you an idea of what you might expect from your body post-baby.


Toddler ( 32 Articles )


Can terrific and toddler really be found in the same sentence? Of course they can! BellyBelly has lots of information for parents going through the toddler stage of development.


Child ( 57 Articles )


Just as every baby is different, so is every child! BellyBelly has a collection of helpful articles for your child, designed to give you a range of options to try with your own, unique child. You’ll also find many useful and practical articles written by BellyBelly’s ‘Gentle’ Parenting Expert, Pinky McKay.


Men ( 19 Articles )


Being the male partner from conception to parenthood has it’s ups and downs which are rarely explored or addressed. Men often have extra concerns where they are the main or only income earner, have little knowledge about what their partner is going through or if they have no-one they can relate to,
going through what they are. BellyBelly is here to help! Most of the articles in this section are written by men, for men. Here’s the reason it’s cool to check out a woman-dominated website. Help us change that – we want more men!


Relationships ( 14 Articles )


Relationships change as we become parents and sometimes we can struggle with the new dynamics. This section is dedicated to relationship advice during conception to parenthood.


Grandparents ( 4 Articles )


You thought being a parent was great? Wait until you are a grandparent. Not only can you share the joy of children being born from your own, you can also hand grandchildren back when they have a dirty nappy. Share the experience of being a grandparent and read other grandparents stories in this special section, for those who are more than happy to tell even strangers across the street when a newborn comes into the family once more.


Health & Lifestyle ( 24 Articles )


Health is one of the most important things we need to consider, not only for our families, but for ourselves too. Here are some great articles on how you can achieve good health.


Recipes & Cooking ( 41 Articles )


Recipes and cooking. A section dedicated to one of the most popular topics on BellyBelly – Recipes and cooking! So if you like to cook or like to eat, this section is for you!


Miscellaneous ( 2 Articles )


This section is for miscellaneous articles on BellyBelly which don’t quite fit anywhere. We’ll find a home for it soon, but check it out here, for now.


For Doulas ( 5 Articles )


Doulas and student doulas – this area is for you! No matter if you’re studying to become a doula or are already a doula, here’s some articles and resources to help you on your doula journey.


Product Reviews ( 5 Articles )


Product reviews for conception, pregnancy and baby products, written by BellyBelly’s Creator, Kelly Winder. Find out what my thoughts are on various products in the conception to parenthood industry.


Family Travel ( 3 Articles )


Looking for the best family vacations? Can’t decide where to travel as a family? BellyBelly is here to help!


Featured Articles

10 Things Not To Say To Sleep Deprived Parents

Know someone who has just had a baby? Here are 10 things NOT to say to sleep deprived parents.

11 Reasons Why Smacking Is Ineffective and Damaging

Do you smack (or spank) your children? Here are 11 reasons why smacking children (or anyone for that matter) is damaging and ineffective.

16 Things Pregnant Women Want Their Partners To Know

If you’re a partner of a pregnant woman, here are 16 things pregnant women really, really want you to know.

20 Things Your Toddler Is Trying To Say To You

Are you a parent of a mighty toddler? You’ll laugh so much reading this that you may snort. Check out these 20 things your toddler is trying to tell you.

36 Awesome Things About Being Pregnant

Being pregnant – there’s the aches, pains, tiredness and morning sickness… but there is also these 36 awesome things about being pregnant!

9 Sneaky Ways Formula Companies Try To Win You Over

Before you even ovulate, formula companies are targeting YOU without you even realising it. How? Here are 9 sneaky ways that formula companies work to increase their marketshare.

A Doctor Warns: This Activity May Have Damaging Effects On Your Baby’s Brain

The shocking truth about what an everyday activity is doing to your baby or toddler’s brain. A MUST watch for all parents and parents to be – especially if you want to prevent attention problems.

A Mother’s First Birth-day. WARNING! Tissues Essential

A mother’s first birth-day. WARNING: This video will leave you sobbing like a baby! But you can’t NOT watch it.

Blocked Nose And Colds In Babies – Treatments For A Blocked Nose

Blocked noses and colds are common in babies, especially leading up to the winter months. Does your baby have a blocked nose or a cold? A young baby’s natural instinct is to breathe through their nose – even when it is blocked. Find out how you can help your baby with a cold or blocked nose.

Childbirth Classes: 9 Reasons Why Private Classes Get Better Results

Childbirth education is so important, but choosing the right classes are key. Here are 9 important reasons why private classes get MUCH better results.

Delayed Cord Clamping – Why You Should Demand It

Delayed cord clamping – and why you should demand it for your baby’s long term health. Find out more about delaying cord clamping.

Induction of Labour – The Risks of Labour Induction

Contemplating an induction of labour? Find out what the different methods of labour induction are and what risks are involved.

Ovulation Pain – 5 Reasons Why You Shouldn’t Ignore It | BellyBelly

Do you get ovulation pain? Painful ovulation is not normal, despite it being relatively common. Here are 5 reasons why it’s worth getting investigated.

Placenta Encapsulation – Benefits of Placenta Encapsulation

Placenta encapsulation allows you to consume the placenta in capsule form – eating raw placenta is not required! Find out why more women are opting for placenta encapsulation.

Pregnancy Calculator – Try BellyBelly’s Pregnancy Calculator

Pregnancy calculator with adjustable cycle length and luteal phase. Our advanced pregnancy due date calculator will give you an estimated date for your baby’s birth.

Pregnancy Photography – 10 Great Reasons To Have Pregnancy Photography

Pregnancy photography can make you feel gorgeous and glowing – even if you’re not feeling it! Here are our 10 great reasons why you should do it!

Pregnancy Symptoms – 16 Early Signs of Pregnancy

A list of 16 pregnancy symptoms and early signs you might be pregnant! Read about what changes and signals to look for when trying for a baby.

Pregnancy Week By Week – Your Pregnancy Week By Week

Pregnancy week by week! Find out what happens each week in the first trimester of pregnancy, week by week.

The 4th Trimester – 8 Ways To Create An Awesome One For Your Baby

The fourth trimester has so many benefits for both babies and parents. Will you give your baby a fourth trimester?

Thrush Treatment – Get Rid of Thrush For Good (Yes, It’s True!)

Thrush is very unpleasant. If you’re looking for a thrush treatment, the good news is you can naturally and effectively treat and prevent thrush.

VBAC Sabotage – 9 Things That De-Rail Your VBAC Attempt

Planning a VBAC? Its important to find out about the hurdles you may face before you give birth. Here are 9 common acts of VBAC sabotage.

Weaning: 6 Tips To Help Make The Right Decision

Are you contemplating weaning your baby or toddler? Here are 6 tips to consider before you do.

What Stay At Home Parents Mean When We Say We Need a Break

Stay at home parents need a break, and we need help to do that. Find out what a stay at home parent really needs to be a happier parent, lover and partner.