Pregnancy, Birth & Parenting For Thinking Women and Men

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Braxton Hicks Contractions – What Are Braxton Hicks?

Braxton hicks contractions are painless tightenings which may be noticeable throughout your pregnancy. Find out more about braxton hicks here. Read More

Teething Symptoms – Signs Your Baby Might Be Teething

Teething symptoms can vary between babies – some show no signs of teething and others seem to struggle. Here are teething symptoms and remedies. Read More

Doulas – 5 Effective Ways To Get More Doula Clients

Doulas – want to get more clients? Many doulas out there are keen to get more births under their belt, but don’t know where to start or can’t seem to find pregnant women. Here’s 5 great ways to get more doula clients. Read More

10 Reasons Why She Doesn’t Want Sex After Having A Baby

Dads often feel lost or frustrated with a lack of sex after the birth of a baby. Here are 10 big reasons why she doesn’t want sex, and what you can do. Read More

Coconut Oil – 5 Great Uses For Coconut Oil For Your Baby

Want to avoid using toxic chemicals on your baby's skin? Of course you do. Find out what you can use instead, and you might even have it in the kitchen. Read More

Best Parenting Books – 12 Great Books

12 best parenting books to help you raise happy, confident children. They’ll give you ‘a-ha!’ moments, challenge your ideas and give you great new tools. Read More

Pelvic Girdle Pain (PGP) During Pregnancy

Pelvic girdle pain (PGP) during pregnancy can literally be a pain in the butt. Find out the symptoms of pelvic girdle pain and tips for pain relief. Read More

Sciatica – Treatment Of Sciatica in Pregnancy

Sciatica in pregnancy. Do you have pain or tingling in your lower back which radiates down your legs? You may have sciatica. Find out how to treat sciatica in pregnancy. Read More

How Soon Can You Take A Pregnancy Test?

Think you might be pregnant and wondering how soon you can take a pregnancy test? Find out when the best time to perform a pregnancy test is, right here! Read More

Modern Cloth Nappies – What Are The Benefits?

Modern cloth nappy benefits. If you’re pregnant, or even if you’ve already had your baby, here’s the argument FOR modern cloth nappies. Read More

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