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Conception ( 45 Articles )

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How do I get pregnant? What about ovulation, fertility, infertility or even IVF? Conception can be a rollercoaster, so if you’re wondering how to get pregnant or how to optimise your fertility, BellyBelly is here to help. We’ve got plenty of conception articles and information, so your journey to conception is a little easier. BellyBelly.com.au is the Thinking Woman’s Website for Conception, Pregnancy, Birth and Baby.

 
 

Two Week Wait Diaries ( 9 Articles )

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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 ( 99 Articles )

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

 
 

Pregnancy Week by Week ( 36 Articles )

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Pregnancy week by week – find out what to expect each week during pregnancy. Find out what is happening to your body, including pregnancy symptoms, side effects and changes, and how your baby is developing each week.

 
 

Birth ( 65 Articles )

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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. BellyBelly.com.au is the Thinking Woman’s Website for Conception, Pregnancy, Birth and Baby.

 
 

Birth Stories ( 6 Articles )

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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 )

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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 ( 92 Articles )

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Hey, baby! Even the most experienced mum will tell you that each baby is different – what works for one baby may not necessarily work for the other! BellyBelly has a collection of fantastic articles for baby, designed to give you a range of options to try with your own, unique bundle of joy. You’ll also find many useful and practical articles written by BellyBelly’s ‘Gentle’ Parenting Expert, Pinky McKay. BellyBelly.com.au is the Thinking Woman’s Website for Conception, Pregnancy, Birth and Baby.

 
 

Baby Sleep ( 18 Articles )

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After the birth of your baby, one of the biggest issues parents seek help with is babies and sleep. With a great deal of misinformation, conflicting advice and confused and exhausted parents, it can set you off in a spin. But rest assured, BellyBelly is here to help with plenty of fantastic articles on gentle and loving ways to help your baby sleep – and you too!

 
 

Breastfeeding ( 42 Articles )

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Breastfeeding may be the natural, healthy way to feed a baby, but it doesn’t mean that breastfeeding is easy. Many women seek information on how to breastfeed, however due to a mix of cultural, social and economic factors, the percentage of women in Australia who breastfeed exclusively at 6 months is a low 14% according to recent research. To help you to have an empowered and informed breastfeeding journey, here is a collection of breastfeeding articles, many of which include contributions by International Board Certified Lactation Consultants (IBCLC’s – the gold standard of lactation care) and more. BellyBelly is the Thinking Woman’s Website for Conception, Pregnancy, Birth and Baby.

 
 

Post Natal ( 37 Articles )

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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 ( 19 Articles )

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Can terrific and toddler really be found in the same sentence? Of course they can! BellyBelly has lots of information for parents going through this stage of development, which can often leave you wondering, “Where on earth did she hear that from?!” You’ll also find many useful and practical articles written by BellyBelly’s ‘Gentle’ Parenting Expert, Pinky McKay.

 
 

Child ( 35 Articles )

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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 ( 15 Articles )

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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 & Relationship Advice ( 13 Articles )

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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 )

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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 ( 19 Articles )

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Health is one of the most important things we need to consider, not just for ourselves but our families. For some great articles on how you can achieve good health, this section is a must read!

 
 

Recipes & Cooking ( 41 Articles )

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

 
 

Miscellaneous ( 2 Articles )

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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 )

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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 ( 2 Articles )

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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.

 
 

Featured Articles

13 Types Of Mothers You’ll Find On Social Media

Mamas on social media – a humourous take on 13 types of mamas you’ll find posting on Facebook, pinning on Pinterest and tweeting on Twitter. Don’t read if you’re easily offended!

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.

5 Sleep Options For Your Baby – Where Will Your Baby Sleep?

Where will your baby sleep? There are plenty of options you can choose from when deciding where your baby will sleep, as well as what they will sleep in. Here are 5 sleep options for your baby.

51 Ways You Know You Have A Baby….

Want a giggle? Here are 51 ways you know you have a baby – and I will bet you have already ticked most of these off your list!

9 BIG Reasons Why Independent Birth Education Gets Better Results

Birth education is so important. But like many things, what you pay for is what you get. Find out 9 important reasons why it’s worth choosing independent birth education – it really is an investment on your birth experience.

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.

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.

Christmas Pudding – Last Minute Christmas Pudding

Christmas pudding recipe designed to be made last minute if you’re running late! For Christmas pudding that you can make up to a month before eating it.

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.

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 done beautifully can make you feel gorgeous and glowing – even if you’re not feeling it. That’s just one of many reasons why it’s worth getting a pregnancy photography session, which you can get done on your own, with your partner or family. Find out what our 10 great reasons are – and make up your own mind!

Pregnancy Symptoms – 16 Noticeable Pregnancy Symptoms

Pregnancy symptoms – a comprehensive list of 16 pregnancy symptoms – some which can be found early in pregnancy. Find out what the first signs of pregnancy are.

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.

VBAC Sabotage – Is Your Doctor REALLY That VBAC Friendly?

VBAC (vaginal birth after caesarean) sabotage is rife in the birth world, dashing the VBAC hopes and dreams of many women giving birth in hospitals. If you’re planning a VBAC, do you know what restrictions may be imposed on you, severely hindering your chances? Here are 9 acts of VBAC sabotage that are very common.

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

Stay at home parents need a break, and we need help with that. Of course, we’d all love a break, no matter what day job we do. Find out what a stay at home parent really needs to be a happier parent, lover and partner.