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Water Birth Study Finds No Increased Risk To Infants

Water birth is becoming an increasingly popular choice for birthing women. But is it safe? A new study says water birth poses no risk to babies. Read More


How We Could Prevent 20,000 Breast Cancer Deaths Annually: The Lancet

The Lancet recently published some staggering figures about breastfeeding, including its ability to prevent almost 20,000 annual breast cancer deaths. Read More

Doula vs Midwife – What’s The Difference?

Doula vs midwife - do you know the difference? If you're pregnant and weighing up your care options, find out the difference between a doula and midwife. Read More


Laws Protecting Breastfeeding Inadequate In Many Countries: Report

Leading health organisations have warned laws to protect breastfeeding are inadequate in most countries, exposing infants and young children to risks. Read More


Croup – Causes and Treatment Of Croup In Children

If your child wakes in the night with a barking cough and struggles to breathe, your child may have croup. Find out the causes and treatment for croup. Read More

36 Week Old Baby | Your Baby Week By Week

Your 36 week old baby has lots going on. Teething, major physical achievements and a leap in brain development - it might be a little crazy! Hang in there! Read More


Obstetric Cholestasis – Everything You Need To Know

If you're pregnant and have mild to severe itching all over the body, this may be a sign of a liver condition called obstetric cholestasis. Find out more. Read More

Does Swaddling Increase The Risk Of SIDS? [Study]

The media has been ablaze with claims that swaddling could increase the risk of SIDS. Find out all the details of the study, plus our thoughts on it, here. Read More



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