Pregnancy, Birth & Parenting For Thinking Women and Men

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10 Facts About A Mother’s Diet and Breastfeeding

Many mothers have questions about diet and breastfeeding. Here are 10 important facts about a mothers diet, and how it impacts (or not) her breastmilk. Read More

Staying Positive While Trying To Conceive – 5 Tips

Decided to try for a baby? It's natural to want the baby, now! But it doesn't always work out. See our 5 tips for staying positive while trying to conceive. Read More

Babies Form Memories In Utero, Study Finds

What have you been listening to while pregnant? Turns out your baby may know - a new study has found that babies can learn from week 34 of pregnancy. Read More

External Cephalic Version (ECV) – 5 Things to Consider Before Having One

Been offered an external cephalic version? Curious about what your options are or what risks are involved? Here are 5 things you need to know before an ECV. Read More

How One Country Went From 11% To 74% Exclusive Breastfeeding

While Australia struggles at 15% exclusive breastfeeding at 5 months, one country went from 11% to 74%. They're not the only one too! How did they do it? Read More

Choosing a Baby Carrier Or Sling – 7 Styles to Choose From

Need help choosing a baby carrier or sling? Overwhelmed at all the choices? Good thing you're here! All sorts of slings and carriers explained, here! Read More

Breast Milk Quality – 5 False Beliefs About Breast Milk

Some people believe that a variety things impact breast milk quality. Here are 5 false beliefs about breast milk quality, along with facts to dubunk them. Read More

Do Mothers Make Different Breastmilk For Boys And Girls?

Yes, it sounds crazy, but one researcher from Harvard found that monkeys and other animals make different milk for their babies. Could the same be for us? Read More

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