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Estimated Due Dates And The Myth Of The 40 Week Pregnancy

Pregnancy doesn’t magically end at 40 weeks yet we still expect babies to show up on their due dates. How did due dates become the norm? Read More


Childbirth Across The Last Century

Childbirth hasn't changed since the dawn of time but the practices and beliefs surrounding it have. Here's how childbirth has looked over the last century. Read More

Low Platelets During Pregnancy

Low platelets during pregnancy is common but most care providers will consider a low platelet level as a risk factor for complications. Find out more here. Read More


How Soon After Birth Should Women Go Home?

Many women look forward to the support and rest hospitals offer after giving birth, others prefer the comfort of home. How long should hospital stays be? Read More


10 Reasons To Have A Baby Shower

Debating whether you want to have a baby shower or not? Fiona gives you 10 good reasons why you should have a baby shower. Read More

Don’t Like Playing With Your Kids?

Does playing with your children feel like a chore? You're not alone - many parents find playtime boring. Here are 4 helpful tips to make playtime fun. Read More


Tattoos Are Latest Breastfeeding Keepsake – Would You Get One?

Many women are choosing to capture their breastfeeding journey in a symbolic keepsake. The latest trend is a breastfeeding tattoo. Read More

10 Things That Will Definitely Happen When You’re Holding A Sleeping Baby

The baby's finally asleep and you're trapped under her. Fiona tells us 10 things that will definitely happen when you're holding a sleeping baby. Read More



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