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Amazing Photographs Capture A Car Park Birth

We all know birth doesn't always go to plan - but luckily for one couple, a birth photographer was on hand to capture it! Check out these stunning photos. Read More


How An Inspiring Teenager Learned About The Treatment Of Teen Mothers

17 year old Gaby Rodriguez decided on a unique idea for her senior year project. What she learned was an eyeopening insight into teenage pregnancy. Read More

Why Do Babies Look Blue When They Are Born?

You've probably seen pictures of newborns in various shades of colours, from purple to pink to blue. Why do babies look blue when they are born? Find out. Read More


Weight Checks During Pregnancy – Are They Necessary?

Some health care providers weigh pregnant women each visit and some don't. So, are the routine weight checks during pregnancy really necessary? Read More


Not Breastfeeding Increases The Risk Of Ear Infections: Study

A new study has found that not breastfeeding (directly via the breast) increases the risk of ear infections. Find out all the results and how this happens. Read More

The 7 Types Of Mama Friends You Need In Your Life

When you become a mama, the other mamas around you can make a huge difference to your sanity levels. Here are 7 mama friends on our dream team! Read More


Controlled Crying Study Says It’s OK For Babies – But Is It Really?

Another controlled crying study has hit the headlines, claiming it's effective for sleep problems. But are babies really okay, given major study flaws? Read More

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



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