Pregnancy, Birth & Parenting For Thinking Women and Men

Feel more confident, informed and self-assured. is where thinking women and men go to for the best, evidence-based pregnancy, birth, and parenting information. We also discuss current topics of debate around the quality of evidence available.

Around 2.5 million parents and parents-to-be trust BellyBelly every month. And because we're independent and work in the very industry we write about, we publish what we think people really need to know about.

BellyBelly is highly recommended by midwives, birth educators, doctors, lactation consultants, and more.

Osteopathy and Pregnancy – How Osteopathy Helps

Osteopaths treat women during pregnancy for a wide range of conditions. If you’re thinking about seeing an osteopath while pregnant, check out this great article written by the Victorian President of the Osteopathic Association, Clare Gordon. Read More

Blocked Milk Duct – Symptoms and Treatments

If you have a blocked milk duct or suspect you may have, find out the symptoms and 7 things to help ease blocked ducts for breastfeeding mothers. Read More

Do Amber Teething Necklaces Cause SIDS?

Do amber teething necklaces cause SIDS? A Facebook meme in 2013 claiming a SIDS death sent everyone into a frenzy. Find out more here. Read More

Lactation After Loss – Dealing With A Breastmilk Supply

Lactation after loss is rarely discussed after you’ve had a miscarriage or pregnancy loss. Here is some advice and support for lactation after a loss. Read More

Modern Cloth Nappies – Myths About Modern Cloth Nappies

Modern cloth nappies have become very popular in recent years, however there are some modern cloth nappy myths which may stop you from considering them. Modern cloth nappy addict and BellyBelly writer Fiona explains 7 myths which just may make you change your mind… Read More

What Is My Baby Thinking? A Day In The Life Of A Breastfed Baby

Have you ever wondered what your breastfed baby is thinking? BellyBelly forum member, MummyNaomi, thinks she’s got it all worked out. From one breastfeeding mother to another, I think she’s got it spot on! Read a day in the life of 7 month old Annika. You’ll giggle, I promise! Read More

Baby Led Weaning – What Is It and Should I Be Doing It?

Baby led weaning is a popular topic discussed by parents. But how does baby led weaning fit in with recommendations to start solids at 6 months? Read More

Modern Cloth Nappies Vs Disposable Nappies – Which Nappies Are Better?

Modern cloth nappies or disposable nappies? Since 1948, there has been the option of cloth or disposable nappies. So what are the pros and cons for cloth and disposable nappies? How do you decide which way you’ll go? Find out the low down on modern cloth and disposable nappies. Read More

Libido and Breastfeeding – Where Did My Sex Drive Go?

Has your libido has run for the hills? No matter how high your libido was before giving birth, hormones from breastfeeding can result in low libido. Read More

How To Increase Milk Supply – Fast! 10 Best Tips

Stressing about low milk supply? Here are 10 effective tips that explain how to increase milk supply - fast. Simple tips to help you produce more milk. Read More

loaded font roboto