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Engorgement – Relief For Breast Engorgement

Engorgement can be painful and uncomfortable for new mothers. Here are some tips to prevent breast engorgement, as well as effective hints for relief. Read More


A Midwife’s Inflatable Device Could Save Lives Worldwide

A Scottish midwife has invented a fantastic inflatable device for birthing women, and it's making an impact all over the world. Find out more about the CUB. Read More

Groundbreaking Procedure Saves Mother’s Life During Childbirth

A groundbreaking new procedure saved the life of one very lucky Israeli mother, who experienced a usually fatal amniotic fluid embolism during childbirth. Read More


Could Strangers Be Stealing Your Children’s Photos?

It's a terrifying thought - someone you don't know stealing a picture of your child, only to post or use it elsewhere. So, what can you do to avoid it? Read More


Can A Breastfed Baby Be Overweight? 9 Facts To Know

Some women exclusively breastfeed their babies, yet are told their babies are overweight. Can a breastfed baby be overweight? Here are 9 things to know. Read More

Paid Parental Leave – How Much Is It? [Australia]

Here's everything you need to know about Australia's national Paid Parental Leave Scheme, including what to do if you're denied leave or unfairly dismissed. Read More


4 Babywearing Safety Tips – Keeping Baby Visible and Kissable!

If you love the idea of babywearing, here are some helpful guidelines on babywearing safety. Find out how to correctly wear your baby -- includes images. Read More

Why This Beautiful Photo Celebrating C-Sections Went Viral

A photographer set her sights on helping one mother celebrate the life-saving surgical birth of her baby. See why this beautiful image has gone viral. Read More



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