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Why Do Happily Partnered Women Terminate Pregnancies?

A report from the UK indicates terminations are on the rise among married women and those over 30. Why might this be happening? Read Jane's story. Read More


7 Reasons To Hire A Doula If You Plan To Have An Epidural

Most people think doulas are only associated with natural unmedicated birth. Here are 7 reasons to hire a doula if you’re planning to have an epidural. Read More

15 Things You Say To A Drunken Friend And Your Toddler

Do drunken people act like toddlers, or do toddlers act like people who are drunk? We seem to say the same sorts of things to them. Recognise any of these? Read More


Afterbirth Pains – What You Need To Know

Most women expect to feel uncomfortable after giving birth, but many don’t realise this discomfort has a purpose. Find out more about afterbirth pain. Read More


Probiotics During Pregnancy Could Reduce PND, Study Says

Women at risk of postnatal depression might benefit from a simple nutritional change in their prenatal diet. Find out what new research has discovered. Read More

Are Gummy Vitamins Healthy? Health Professionals Say No

Gummy vitamins might seem an easy and convenient way to ensure your child gets adequate nutrition. But do they really have benefits for children? Read More


Should You Drink Alcohol In Front Of Your Kids?

Most adults underestimate how much they drink and the impact their drinking has on their children. A new study raises some disturbing facts.  Read More

Genius Hack For Giving Your Baby Medicine

Having a sick infant is difficult enough, without trying to work out how to give your baby medicine. One mama has shared her genius hack. Read More


Postpartum Psychosis – 12 Key Facts

A small number of new mothers each year will develop postpartum psychosis – a rare mental health disorder which, untreated, can have serious consequences. Read More

The Husband Stitch – Myth or Fact?

Widely touted as a myth, the husband stitch has been whispered about for decades. What is the husband stitch, and are doctors still doing it? Read More




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