Pregnancy, Birth & Parenting For Thinking Women and Men

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Boredom Busters for Mums

After the birth of your baby, you may find that you experience feelings of boredom, perhaps due to baby sleeping for longer periods of time (well, for the first few months anyway!) or maybe you find staying at home all day with baby makes you feel like you are on autopilot. Read More

Gender Disappointment – Tips For Coping With Gender Disappointment

Gender disappointment – tips and advice on how to cope with feelings of gender disappointment. “When I found out Joshua was a boy at the ultrasound I was disappointed – disappointed and he was healthy and growing beautifully! How could I even think it?” Read More

Natural Birth – 10 Tips To Help You Achieve One

Aiming for a natural birth? Most pregnant women would like one, but aren't sure how to get it. Here are 10 great tips for achieving a natural birth. Read More

Robitussin to Improve Cervical Mucus

There are quite a few articles circulating around the internet in regards to using ‘guaifenesin’ which is sold under names like Robitussin in pharmacies. Read More

Babymoon – What Is a Babymoon and Why Should You Plan One?

Babymoons should be compulsory for every new mother! Stay in your pyjamas for two weeks new mammas – the ‘babymoon’ helps with recovery and establishing bonding with your baby. Read More

Saving Money With a Baby: Mother's Tips

When baby is born, financially this usually means that a) there is now an extra person generating expenses and b) there is one less income in the house. This can put a great deal of pressure on the household budget Read More

Down Syndrome – Expecting a Baby With Down Syndrome

Down syndrome occurs due to a chromosomal abnormality present at birth and is the most common cause of intellectual disability. If you’re expecting a baby with Down syndrome, here’s the first step of help. Read More

Aromatherapy: From Conception to Baby

Under the supervision of a qualified professional, aromatherapy is perfectly safe and of wonderful therapeutic benefit when trying to conceive, pregnant or breastfeeding. It can also be used on your baby. Read More

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