Pregnancy, Birth & Parenting For Thinking Women and Men

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Smoking And Pregnancy – 8 Myths Busted

If you're pregnant and a smoker, you may have heard these 8 common myths about smoking and pregnancy. We bust the myths and share the facts. Read More

Restless Leg Syndrome During Pregnancy

Restless leg syndrome occurs in about 26% of pregnant women and is characterised by a crawling, tingling, itchy feeling in their legs, often when resting. Read More

Hand Foot And Mouth Disease – What You Need To Know

Many parents have heard of hand foot and mouth disease but few know what it is. Find out everything you need to know about hand foot and mouth disease. Read More

6 Reasons Why We Love Midwives

Many midwives offer exceptional, well-trained care. There are many reasons we love midwives as primary carers for low risk women - here are 6 of them! Read More

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

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