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45 Week Old Baby | Your Baby Week By Week

Your 45 week old baby's crying, clinginess and crankiness are likely challenging. During happy times, she will enjoy crawling and pull herself upright. Read More


How Your Cervix Dilates And Why It’s Unpredictable

During the first stage of labour, what the cervix is doing, or not doing, gets plenty of attention. Find out what you need to know about cervical dilation. Read More

5 Reasons Why I Can’t Wait To Give Birth Again

If television is anything to go by, birth is something to be feared. But I never felt that way. Here are 5 reasons why I can't wait to give birth again. Read More


The First President Of SIDS Foundation Says Bed Sharing Isn’t Dangerous

Some healthcare workers advise against bed sharing. However, the original president of the SIDS Foundation says bed-sharing isn’t necessarily dangerous. Read More


Eating Habits During Pregnancy Can Affect Three Generations – Study

A growing body of research has found eating habits can impact unborn children... and their children too. Find out what the researchers have to say. Read More

Back Pain During Pregnancy – Causes and Tips For Relief

If you're experiencing back pain during pregnancy, find out what causes it, how you can get relief and when it's time to see your healthcare provider. Read More


Breastfeeding A Child In Childcare – 4 Questions Answered

If your breastfed child is soon to attend childcare, you might have some questions about how best to manage breastmilk while your child is in care. Read More

Midwives And Nurses Can Provide Equal Or Better Care Than Physicians – WHO Report

Picking a doctor with many years of medical education might seem the best choice for childbirth. But a new World Health Organization report says otherwise. Read More



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