Pregnancy, Birth & Parenting For Thinking Women and Men

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Study: Ovulation Impacted By Anti-Inflammatory Drugs

According to a new study, just 10 days of using NSAIDs (anti-inflammatory drugs) for pain relief could be reducing the chances of ovulation. Find out more. Read More

Breastfeeding After Previous Sexual Assault

A MUST read for survivors of sexual assault and those who treat and care for them. Includes fantastic data about infant feeding after prior sexual assault. Read More

Alcohol And Breastfeeding – Is It Safe To Drink Alcohol?

We know alcohol should be avoided during pregnancy, but what about when breastfeeding? Find out if alcohol and breastfeeding is a safe combination. Read More

10 Shocking Birth Practices From The Past

As you read these 10 shocking birth practices from the past, you'll be grateful for giving birth today. Find out what beliefs doctors had and what went on. Read More

6 Reasons Why Breastfed Newborns Don’t Need Formula

Some baby "experts" suggest topping up newborn babies with formula feeds, when no evidence supports it. Here are 6 reasons why it's completely unnecessary. Read More

Toddlers Swearing At Completely Inappropriate Times

You do your best not to swear as a parent. But then you stub your toe -- whoops! Here's a crazy video of toddlers swearing at totally inappropriate moments. Read More

Natural Birth – 5 Huge Benefits For Babies

Thinking about a natural birth? One way you can help make it happen is to get informed about the many benefits. Here are 5 ways natural birth helps babies. Read More

Overactive Letdown – 6 Tips To Manage It

Do you have an overactive letdown (or a fast letdown)? Here are 6 fantastic tips to help manage an overactive letdown, from BellyBelly's IBCLC, Renee Kam. Read More

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