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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


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



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