Pregnancy, Birth & Parenting For Thinking Women and Men

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Tummy Time For Baby – How To Make It Fun!

Tummy time is important for babies to learn to push up and crawl. But what can you do if your baby doesn’t like tummy time? Is it really that important? Read More

Blessingway – What Is A Blessingway?

Blessingways are gaining in popularity around the world. Find out how a blessingway is different to a baby shower, and why pregnant women love them so much. Read More

Pregnancy Week By Week – The First Trimester

Find out what happens during your pregnancy week by week! Read what happens in the first trimester of pregnancy, as your baby grows and your body changes. Read More

Planning for Your Family – 5 Steps To Achieve More With Less Stress

Whether you are going shopping with your children, aiming to have a family holiday or moving house, planning is an important part of the process toward achieving your goal. Read More

That’s Not Fair… Balancing Chores With A Baby

I’ve often had discussions with new parents about what is fair (in their relationship). The best definition that I have been able to find is as follows. Read More

When To Take A Pregnancy Test

If you suspect you may be pregnant, you'll want to know when to take a pregnancy test. Here's everything you need to know about when and how to take a test. Read More

Hospital Bag Checklist For Labour – What To Pack

If you're seeking a hospital bag checklist for labour, we asked our fans to share was helpful for them after the birth. Find out what to pack for labour. Read More

Flying While Pregnant – Tips and Airline Guidelines

Worried about flying while pregnant? Here are some helpful tips as well as guidelines from major airlines in Australia about flying while pregnant. Read More

Shettles Method – Trying For A Boy Or Girl

The shettles method claims to have a success rate of 80-85% for a boy and 75-80% for a girl. So what are the shettles rules? Read More

How Often Should I Feed My Baby?

How often should you feed your baby? It may feel like a silly question to ask, but having reassurance about feeding your baby can make a huge difference to your confidence as a mother. Find out what Pinky McKay IBCLC has to say about feeding your baby. Read More

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