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Why Is The Fear Of Birth Rising?

Many women admit to having some or many fears about giving birth, especially for the first time. Why is the fear of birth rising? Find out, here. Read More


Just Had A New Baby? 10 Things Your First Born Wants You To Know

If you've just had a new baby - your second, third or more - there are some things your first born might want you to know, but may not know how to say it. Read More

Diarrhea During Pregnancy – What You Need To Know

Digestive changes during pregnancy are pretty common. If you're experiencing diarrhea during pregnancy, here's what you need to know. Read More


Upper Lip Tie – 4 Facts About Breastfeeding And Upper Lip Ties

The topic of tongue and lip ties seems to come up often in many breastfeeding related Facebook discussions. ‘Ties’ is a collective term that refers to… Read More


How To Avoid A Forceps Or Vacuum Assisted Birth

Sometimes forceps or vacuum assisted births are necessary. But there are some things you can do to avoid an assisted birth. Here are 4 things that help. Read More

10 Reasons Your Toddler Won’t Nap

Toddlers are adorable, aren’t they? Especially when they’re asleep. And those times you really want them to have a nap? No chance. Here are 10 reasons why. Read More


Could This Condom Help You Get Pregnant – For A Fraction Of The Cost Of IVF?

Boasting the same success rate of IVF at fraction of the cost, could this specially designed condom help you get pregnant? Read More

Continuous Fetal Monitoring Unnecessary In Low Risk Pregnancies

Most births take place in hospitals now and that means women have easier access to medical equipment and professionals. Whilst this is a great thing in… Read More


How I Transitioned My Co-Sleeping 4 Year Old Into Her Own Bed – In Just A Few Days

"Co-Sleeping?!" They said. "You'll never get her out of your bed!" They said. Here's how I transitioned my co-sleeping 4 year old into her own bed. Read More

Premature Rupture Of Membranes – When Your Water Breaks Prematurely

If you're pregnant, here's what you need to know about premature rupture of membranes, based on how many weeks pregnant you are. Read More



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