Pregnancy, Birth & Parenting For Thinking Women and Men

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Babywearing – 10 Benefits Of Wearing Your Baby

There are many surprising benefits of wearing your baby. Find out how babywearing became so popular, and why so many health professionals recommend it. Read More

Failure To Progress – 6 Things That Prolong Labour

Failure to progress is one of the most common reasons women are told they need a c-section. Here are 6 avoidable things we do that can prolong our labour. Read More

Study: 40 Percent Of Children Lacking Secure Attachments

An eye-opening study has found 40 percent of children are lacking secure attachments. Here are 5 ways you can ensure your baby has a secure attachment. Read More

Unisex Baby Names – 20 Inspiring Unisex Names

Considering unisex baby names? This growing trend has resulted in more parents seeking unisex baby names. At least you'll only have one list, not two! Read More

Study: Ovulation Impacted By Anti-Inflammatory Drugs

According to a new study, just 10 days of using NSAIDs (anti-inflammatory drugs) for pain relief could be reducing the chances of ovulation. Find out more. Read More

Breastfeeding After Previous Sexual Assault

A MUST read for survivors of sexual assault and those who treat and care for them. Includes fantastic data about infant feeding after prior sexual assault. Read More

Alcohol And Breastfeeding – Is It Safe To Drink Alcohol?

We know alcohol should be avoided during pregnancy, but what about when breastfeeding? Find out if alcohol and breastfeeding is a safe combination. Read More

10 Shocking Birth Practices From The Past

As you read these 10 shocking birth practices from the past, you'll be grateful for giving birth today. Find out what beliefs doctors had and what went on. Read More

6 Reasons Why Breastfed Newborns Don’t Need Formula

Some baby "experts" suggest topping up newborn babies with formula feeds, when no evidence supports it. Here are 6 reasons why it's completely unnecessary. Read More

Toddlers Swearing At Completely Inappropriate Times

You do your best not to swear as a parent. But then you stub your toe -- whoops! Here's a crazy video of toddlers swearing at totally inappropriate moments. Read More

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