Pregnancy, Birth & Parenting For Thinking Women and Men

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Do Doctors Know Best About Home Birth?

Your local doctor is often the first port of call during pregnancy. If you want to know about homebirth, do these doctors know best? Prepare to be shocked. Read More

5 Ways Breastmilk Is Important For A Baby’s Immune System

There are many ways breastmilk is important for a baby's immune system. Find out 5 ways a baby's immune system is supported by breastmilk. Read More

10 Week Old Baby | Your Baby Week By Week

Your 10 week old baby is getting more active now, giving those limbs a workout! What type of fruit is she - an apple, pear or banana? Find out! Read More

9 Week Old Baby | Your Baby Week By Week

Your 9 week old baby may be a bit more settled this week. Peak crying and a wonder week have passed. What else can you expect? Read on! Read More

8 Week Old Baby | Your Baby Week By Week

Your 8 week old baby is now two months old - how time flies! He's still growing rapidly and starting to make noises and sounds. Find out more. Read More

Vaginal Birth After Severe Tearing

Did you have a severe tear after giving birth perviously? Find out about vaginal birth after severe tearing, including how to avoid a repeat tear.   Read More

Big Babies – Are They Healthy Or Unhealthy?

Parents of big babies often hear comments like, "What a chubby baby!" But does it mean a baby is unhealthy? Here are 6 things you need to know.  Read More

8 Things New Mamas Really Want For Christmas

Unsure what to get for a new mama this Christmas? Here are 8 things guaranteed to put a smile on the face of a new mother at Christmas. Read More

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