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Can This Simple Kitchen Staple Reduce The Number Of C-Sections?

Everyone has this simple ingredient in their kitchen, whether for curing indigestion or absorbing smells. Can it really reduce the number of c-sections? Read More


First Degree Perineal Tear – 4 Things To Know

The number one fear for most pregnant women is tearing. Here are 4 things every pregnant woman needs to know about the first degree perineal tear. Read More

Do New Dads Experience Postpartum Depression?

New mothers are experiencing postpartum mood disorders at alarmingly high rates. But what about fathers? Do new dads experience postpartum depression too? Read More


Ikea Advert Doubles Up As A Pregnancy Test

Has Ikea really outdone itself this time? Its ad uses groundbreaking technology to double as a pregnancy test, and offer a discount on a new cot. Read More


Should Dads Be Allowed To Bathe Their Daughters?

A mother who banned her parter from bathing their daughters has caused controversy. Should parents be able to bathe their kids of the opposite sex? Read More

World’s First Flushable Pregnancy Test To Launch This Year

The home pregnancy test hasn’t changed much over the past 30 years. But a new player on the block aims to be discreet, sustainable and disposable. Read More


10 Push Presents You Really Want (But Probably Won’t Get)

Push presents are seen as the domain of celebrities and the wealthy. But they’ve been around for a long time. The sky’s the limit – what would you wish for? Read More

Breastfeeding Reduces Diabetes Risk

Breastfeeding is important for the health of mothers and babies. New research has found protective health reasons for mothers to continue to breastfeed. Read More


Did The Food Pyramid Cause Our Obesity Crisis? 3 Major Mistakes Health Officials Made

The healthy eating food pyramid has been the cornerstone of western nutrition for decades, but is it doing us good, or contributing to the obesity crisis? Read More

Baby-Led Weaning Not A Choking Risk, Study Finds

Curious about baby-led weaning but concerned about the choking risk? New research suggests baby-led weaning could be safer than traditional weaning methods. Read More




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