Pregnancy, Birth & Parenting For Thinking Women and Men

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What Do Contractions Feel Like?

Every pregnant woman wants to know: what do contractions feel like? It can be difficult to describe, so we asked some mothers to talk about contractions! Read More

Toddler Constipation – Causes and 5 Helpful Remedies

Toddler constipation can be upsetting for both toddler and parent. Here are the causes of constipation in toddlers, foods to avoid and helpful remedies. Read More

When She Has PND – 9 Things A Partner Needs To Know

What should you do if she has PND? It can be tricky adjusting to life with a new baby, then PND is added into the mix too. Here's what you need to know. Read More

Breastfed Baby Seems More Settled After Formula? 5 Things You Need To Know

If you're breastfeeding and baby seems unsettled or hungry, you may panic and give your baby formula, only to find baby seems more settled. Find out why. Read More

The Shocking Lack Of Breastfeeding Education For Healthcare Providers

Medical schools are giving undergraduates around 0-2 hours of breastfeeding education in their entire course. Who are you asking for breastfeeding advice? Read More

26 Reasons Why A Baby May Need Formula

It's become very common to hear, “Not all mothers can breastfeed!” during breastfeeding discussions. So, what medical reasons might there be? Find out here. Read More

4 Gentle Alternatives to Sleep Training Your Baby

If you're not comfortable with sleep training your baby, you might be wondering what the alternatives are. Here are 4 gentle options for baby sleep. Read More

Sleep Training – 6 Things to Consider Before You Do It

Are you considering sleep training your baby? In a busy world, it may seem like a great solution. Here are 6 things to consider before you decide. Read More

Cramps During Pregnancy – What You Need To Know

Have you had cramps during pregnancy? Especially if you've just found out you're pregnant, it can be quite scary. Find out about cramping during pregnancy. Read More

Spotting During Pregnancy – What You Need To Know

If you experience spotting during pregnancy, here's everything you need to know. Is spotting normal during pregnancy? What are the causes? Find out, here. Read More

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