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The Lie That A C-Section Can Save Your Pelvic Floor

Sometimes you come across someone who says they're having a c-section to save or preserve their pelvic floor. Find out why this actually isn't true. Read More

Wonder Week 8: The World of Patterns (Leap 2)

About eight weeks after her due date, your baby will see a whole new world! Find out what to expect during Wonder Week 8, also known as Leap 2. Read More

Group B Strep During Pregnancy – What You Need To Know

If you're pregnant, here's a really interesting article containing everything you need to know about Group B Strep during pregnancy. Read More

Does A Mother’s Diet Affect Baby’s Size? 6 Things You Need To Know

You’re eating for two, have some more! Mmm, maybe a smaller portion? You don’t want a big baby. Your belly looks small. Have another serving. You… Read More

Painful Sex After C-Section – What Causes It?

A study found women who gave birth via c-section were twice as likely to experience painful sex 18 months after birth. Find out why and how to treat it. Read More

HPV Vaccine Safety Handling ‘Outright Scientific Misconduct’, Says Cochrane

In a damning complaint, Cochrane call out the EMA for 'outright scientific misconduct' due to highly flawed HPV vaccine safety reporting. You'll be shocked. Read More

Wonder Week 5: The World of Changing Sensations (Leap 1)

Around five weeks after her due date, your baby will experience Wonder Week 5 (Leap 1). If your baby is more unsettled than normal, this will help! Read More

When Is An Episiotomy (Cut To The Perineum) Necessary?

Many pregnant women fear tearing during birth as well as having an episiotomy. So how do you know if you need one or not? Find out more, here. Read More

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