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Painful Sex After C-Section – What Causes It?

A study found women who gave birth via c-section were twice as likely to experience painful sex 18 months after birth. Find out why and how to treat it. Read More


HPV Vaccine Safety Handling ‘Outright Scientific Misconduct’, Says Cochrane

In a damning complaint, Cochrane call out the EMA for 'outright scientific misconduct' due to highly flawed HPV vaccine safety reporting. You'll be shocked. Read More

Wonder Week 5: The World of Changing Sensations (Leap 1)

Around five weeks after her due date, your baby will experience Wonder Week 5 (Leap 1). If your baby is more unsettled than normal, this will help! Read More


When Is An Episiotomy (Cut To The Perineum) Necessary?

Many pregnant women fear tearing during birth as well as having an episiotomy. So how do you know if you need one or not? Find out more, here. Read More


Understanding The Wonder Weeks Three Cs – Clinginess, Crankiness and Crying

The Wonder Weeks were made famous by two Dutch paediatricians after years of study. Here's what you need to know about clinginess, crankiness and crying. Read More

10 Thoughts I Had While Walking To Induce Labour

Many heavily pregnant women try walking to get labour going. Read Fiona's hilarious thoughts as she (frustratingly) tried to walk her baby out! Read More


5 Reasons I Want My Daughter At The Birth

People usually have a strong opinion about children being present at birth. Here are 5 reasons why Fiona will have her daughter present during childbirth. Read More

What Is A High Risk Pregnancy And How Can I Best Avoid One?

Wondering what a high risk pregnanacy is or what the best things you can do to help avoid one? Then you need to read this article to find out more! Read More



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