Pregnancy, Birth & Parenting For Thinking Women and Men

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Cervical Scar Tissue – What You Need To Know Before Giving Birth

Various issues including endometriosis and biopsies can cause cervical scar tissue. Find out what you need to know about how it can impact your labour. Read More

Which Type of Mama Are You? [Video, Humour]

In a hilarious 96 second video, Buzzfeed totally nails a typical conversation with 5 different types of mothers. Which one are you? Read More

Areas Where Independent Midwives Practise Have Lower C-Section Rates

A recent study found where midwives are allowed to practise independently, lower c-section rates and improved birth outcomes result. Why is this so? Read More

Smartphones: Good Or Bad News For Families?

Smartphones are found in most family homes, and we do tend to reach for them all day long. Are smartphones a good thing or a bad thing for families? Read More

5 Reasons Why Now Is A Good Time To Be Pregnant

During pregnancy, there are times where you feel it absolutely sucks. If you're experiencing this, here are 5 reasons why it's a good time to be pregnant. Read More

Incompetent Cervix – The Causes And How To Treat It

If you've been told you have a cervical insufficiency (also known as a weak or incompetent cervix), here's everything you need to know. Read More

Breastfeeding And Gastro (Stomach Flu) – 4 Things To Know

Diarrhoea, nausea, vomiting and stomach cramps are symptoms of the tummy bug, gastroenteritis. Here's what you need to know about breastfeeding and gastro. Read More

Birth From Your Baby’s Point Of View

We might worry about coping during labour and what choices we want for the birth. But do you know what birth is like from your baby's view? Find out! Read More

7 Types Of Mamas You’ll Meet At Prenatal Class

No matter if you're going to prenatal classes for the first time or more, you'll always find these 7 types of mamas in your class. Which are you? Read More

How Preterm Breastmilk Differs From Term Breastmilk

A study recently uncovered a difference between breastmilk for premature babies and breastmilk for full term babies. Find out the difference, here! Read More

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