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Baby Cues – How To Identify 4 Important Cues

I’m hungry! Give me a break! I’m tired! These are all things your baby will try to tell you, without words. Read on to find out how to identify baby cues. Read More

Smacking Children – Is Smacking Children Okay?

Smacking children – a topic high on the parenting controversy list, with research showing that up to 90% of Australian mothers believe that smacking is acceptable. So is smacking okay? What does the research on smacking say? Read More

Colouring Your Hair During Pregnancy: Is It Safe To Colour Your Hair?

Is it safe to colour your hair during pregnancy? What about foils? Here’s some useful information, as well as a few different hair colouring options available to you. Read More

Castor Oil To Induce Labour – Is Castor Oil Safe?

Castor oil is one of the ‘word of mouth’ natural methods that women try in order to get labour going. But it’s important to do your research first. Is castor oil safe? Read More

Grandparents: How You Can Help With a Newborn

Grandparents: a must read before your grandbaby arrives. Help your children get the support they need while keeping your relationship strong. Read More

Birth Videos – BellyBelly’s Favourite Birth Videos

Birth videos can be very informative, educational and uplifting to watch. There are also some birth videos which are very disempowering and scary – I have heard of some really scary birth videos being played at birth education classes. However if you’re looking for some great videos and clips of birth, here’s a few suggestions and some favourite birth videos online. Read More

Advantages and Disadvantages of Having One Child

Wondering what the advantages and disadvantages are for having one child? Several years ago, having big families was common, but these days, more couples are now considering having only one child – and some do not have any desire to become parents at all. Find out the advantages and disadvantages of having a single child. Read More

VBAC Sabotage – 9 Things That De-Rail Your VBAC Attempt

Planning a VBAC? Its important to find out about the hurdles you may face before you give birth. Here are 9 common acts of VBAC sabotage. Read More

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