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Weight Checks During Pregnancy – Are They Necessary?

Some health care providers weigh pregnant women each visit and some don't. So, are the routine weight checks during pregnancy really necessary? Read More


Not Breastfeeding Increases The Risk Of Ear Infections: Study

A new study has found that not breastfeeding (directly via the breast) increases the risk of ear infections. Find out all the results and how this happens. Read More

The 7 Types Of Mama Friends You Need In Your Life

When you become a mama, the other mamas around you can make a huge difference to your sanity levels. Here are 7 mama friends on our dream team! Read More


Controlled Crying Study Says It’s OK For Babies – But Is It Really?

Another controlled crying study has hit the headlines, claiming it's effective for sleep problems. But are babies really okay, given major study flaws? Read More


Breaking The Waters: Does It Speed Up Labour? [Study Review]

Many women have an amniotomy (breaking the waters) to speed up labour. But does it really do that? Discover the truth from the latest Cochrane review. Read More

Growing Pains In Children – 8 Effective Pain Relief Options

Common from 3-4 years and 8-12 years, growing pains can mean sleepless nights. Here are 8 effective pain relief options for growing pains in children. Read More


Why Diets Usually Don’t Work – A Brilliant TED Talk About Dieting

By 10 years of age, most girls have been on a diet. What if we all knew that diets didn't work? A brilliant TED talk which is a MUST see for every parent. Read More

What Are The Effects Of Smoking While Pregnant? Risks and Facts

What are the effects of smoking while pregnant? If you're curious to know, or if you want help to take the next step and quit, this article will help. Read More



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