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Is your child starting kindergarten for the first time? Not sure what to expect? Starting kinder can be an anxious and scary time for both parents and children, as it can be the first time our little ones head off into an environment where it’s more structured and formal than the family home or childcare. Find out what you need to know about kindergarten. Read More
Is your child about to start school? As many children go back to school, some will do so for the very first time, which can be exciting for some children and parents, but anxious and scary for others. Find out how you can help ease your child into school and how to make the transition as smooth as possible. Read More
From milk production to your baby’s first bowel motions, midwife, Alan Rooney, shares what to expect in the first week after you’ve just given birth. Read More
What should you do in the case of a slow or stalled labour? There are plenty of ways you can help yourself to avoid any unnecessary interventions. Read me! Read More
Trying for a baby can drag the astounding passion and exquisitely luscious bits out of the sexual act itself. And we are not even talking about the intimacy or the romance in a relationship, which just seem to fly out the window all together. So why does breathtaking sexual pleasure become something of the past as soon as your focus turns to trying to fall pregnant? Read More
Are you wise to the Babywise book? Find out what you need to know before you start or continue the Babywise principles. Read More
Some newly breastfeeding mothers worry about how they will deal with their baby’s need to breastfeed when they are away from home. We live in a society which finds it acceptable for women to wear skimpy bathing suits on the beach, to dress in low cut tops and to pose scantily clad for underwear advertisements. But many people are critical when they see a woman bare her breasts for their natural purpose, that is, to breastfeed a baby. Read on for some great words of advice from the Australian Breastfeeding Association. Read More
There are many myths or common misconceptions about motherhood that can add to the stressors faced by new mothers as well as new fathers. Not being aware of some of these myths and their influence can change the way a new mother approaches her new role, slowing down her adjustment to it. For some women this can be a powerful part of PND. Read more to find out if you could be experiencing a case of the blues or if it’s possible you could have PND or something more serious. Read More