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Retained Placenta | Symptoms and Treatment

A retained placenta occurs when all or part of the placenta doesn't separate after giving birth. Here are the causes, symptoms and treatment. Read More


Only 50% Of Babies Exclusively Breastfed At 2 Months

New study finds only 50% of Australian babies are exclusively breastfed at 2 months - the biggest culprits being partner support, obesity and dummy use. Read More

Why Doesn’t He Want Sex With Me?

It's not just men who miss out on sex during pregnancy and after the birth, it's women too. So, why doesn't he want sex? Find out 13 common reasons. Read More


Choosing A Breast Pump – 4 Things You Need To Know

Before you choose a breast pump, you must read Yvette O'Dowd's article about what you need to know -- based on 15 years experience hiring and selling pumps! Read More


10 Things I Wish I Could Tell Myself As A New Mother

Ever wished you could go back in time and tell yourself something? Here are 10 things Fiona Peacock wishes she could have said to herself as a new mother. Read More

Why Watching Sesame Street Is Great For Your Kids

The educational benefits of watching Sesame Street are well documented, however a recent study just published has reaffirmed it's life long benefits. Read More


Hospital Birth – Is It The Safest Option For Healthy Women?

In an article for New England Journal of Medicine, US Ob/Gyn, Doctor Neel Shah has spoken out about the safety of birth for low risk women in US hospitals. Read More

Study: Vaginal Birth Safer And Less Risky Than C-Section

An analysis of 3.5 million US birth certificates has confirmed that c-sections carry a much higher risk for women than vaginal birth. Find out more here. Read More


Benefits Of Breastfeeding – What Are They Exactly?

Curious about the benefits of breastfeeding for baby and mother? Read on to find out, and hear why we must change our language when referring to benefits. Read More

What Young Children Look Like While Watching TV

After observing her son, Australian photographer, Donna Stevens, decided to photograph children watching screens. Eerie looking photos resulted. Read More




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