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How Accurate Is Ultrasound For Weight?

Most pregnant women wonder at some stage is an ultrasound can tell them how big their baby will be at full term. Here's the answer. Read More


Premature Babies – What To Expect Week By Week

The excitement of a new baby can quickly change to stress and worry when you’re facing a premature birth. Here's what to expect weekly with a preemie Read More

Hypoplasia and Breastfeeding – Insufficient Glandular Breast Tissue

Hypoplasia (also known as insufficient glandular tissue), is one of those issues where breastfeeding can be challenging due to actual medical reasons. However its not all bad news! Find out about hypoplasia, the symptoms and what it means for you and your baby. Read More


6 Things To Ask Your Care Provider During Labour

Do you have to do as you're told during labour? It's ok to ask questions too. Here are 6 things to ask your care provider during labour. Read More


8 Ways To Help A Family In Crisis

Offering help to someone going through a crisis takes more than saying 'let me know what you need'. Here are 8 ways to actually help a family in crisis. Read More

Is The Smart Diaphragm So Smart?

A team of obstetricians and bioengineers from the US has designed a device intended to detect early signs of preterm labour. It’s called the Smart Diaphragm,… Read More


Acupuncture For Pain Relief During Labour

Does acupuncture seem counterproductive as a pain relief technique for labour? Find out how this ancient treatment is gaining popularity in the birth room. Read More

Early Ultrasounds – Are They Necessary?  

Early ultrasounds are standard procedure for pregnant women regardless of risk but are they necessary? Find out more here. Read More



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