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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

15 Things That Will Definitely Happen When You Host A Playdate

If you've already had a playdate before, these 15 things will all be very well familiar. If you haven't yet, be warned - these things will happen! Read More

VIDEO: Transgender Teen Gets A Long Awaited Surprise Gift

After waiting for more than 2 years, see Corey's reaction as she receives a huge surpise gift from her mother. A must see, heartwarming video. Read More

Sore Nipples During Pregnancy – 10 Tips To Help

Sore nipples is an early pregnancy symptom, but it can hang around for 9 months. Here are 10 helpful tips for the relief of sore nipples during pregnancy. Read More

Premature Labour – Signs, Symptoms and Management

If your baby wont likely stay put until full term, here is a comprehensive guide on what to expect should you go into preterm labour. Read More

Genetic Material In Breastmilk – 3 Interesting Facts

Did you know breastmilk contains genetic material, including stem cells? Here are 3 interesting facts about genetic material in breastmilk. Read More

Does Popular Media Influence Women’s Birth Choices? [Study]

Pregnant women tend to immerse themselves in as much information as they can about childbirth. But does media impact the choices women make about birth? Read More

5 Things I Learned When I Took A Holiday Alone – Without Kids

A holiday alone without kids sounds good in theory, but actually doing it was nerve-racking. Here are 5 things I learnt when I took a solo trip overseas. Read More

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