Pregnancy, Birth & Parenting For Thinking Women and Men

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Essential Oils In Pregnancy – Which Essential Oils Are Safe To Use?

Essential oils – are they safe to use in pregnancy? If so, which essential oils can I use and what can they do? Find out everything you need to know about essential oil use in pregnancy. Read More

Starting Solids For Baby – When Should I Start Solids?

Starting your baby on solids? Find out when you should start baby on solids and get some ideas for baby’s first foods. Includes up-to-date, government recommendations for baby feeding (2013). Read More

Nappy Rash – Treatments For Nappy Rash In Babies

Does your baby have nappy rash (diaper rash)? If you’re curious about the best treatments for nappy rash and are want to know how to tell if it’s a fungal rash, read on. Read More

New Mother Brain – Forgetting and Losing Everything?

Suffering from a case of the dreaded ‘new mother brain’? Lost your phone, AGAIN? Lost for words? Find out how to cope with new mother brain. Read More

Sleeping Position In Pregnancy – Which Side Is Safer?

Sleeping during pregnancy can frustrating – if you can actually get to sleep, getting comfy is another thing. However, one side is safer to sleep on while pregnant. Read More

When Does Morning Sickness Start?

Yay, you're pregnant! Next question: when does morning sickness start?! If you don’t get morning sickness, is something wrong? Find out here. Read More

Ditching The Dummy (Pacifier) – Tips And Ideas For Stopping

Looking for ideas to get rid of your baby or toddler’s dummy (pacifier)? Here are some suggestions of gentle and creative ways to stop. Read More

Hair Loss After Baby – What’s With All This Loss of Hair?!

After you’ve had a baby, you may notice what seems to be a huge amount of hair loss. Find out why you lose so much hair after baby. Read More

Tea During Pregnancy – Teas To Drink And Teas To Avoid

What did you last crave? Was it chocolate? Waffles? Upside-down sponge cake? Or was it a craving for a sip of toasty warm, delightedly delicious, mouth-wateringly… Read More

Bleeding After Sex During Pregnancy – Is It Normal?

Bleeding after sex during pregnancy can be pretty frightening. Find out why you may have spotting or bleeding after sex while pregnant. Read More

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