Pregnancy, Birth and Baby For Thinking Women & Men

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Vaginal Examinations – 7 Things You Should Know

Vaginal examinations are very common during pregnancy and birth. However, there are 7 things you should know about intervening with a vaginal exam. Read More

Weaning From Breastfeeding – A Gentle Approach

Weaning from breastfeeding? No matter how or when you choose to wean your baby, here’s some information on gently and respectfully weaning your baby. Read More

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

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