Pregnancy, Birth & Parenting For Thinking Women and Men

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Should Mothers Go Traveling Without Their Kids?

Some women love to travel! However, motherhood can sometimes bring travel to a grinding halt. But should it? Should mothers travel without kids, or not? Read More

7 Ways A Second Pregnancy Is Different To The First

As much as we might know all pregnancies are different, we tend to expect them to be similar. Here are 7 ways second pregnancies are different. Read More

Breastfeeding And Underwire Bras – Avoid Or Okay?

It's common to hear that breastfeeding and underwire bras cause problems. Is there any truth to it? Should you avoid underwire bras? Read More

25 Week Old Baby | Your Baby Week By Week

Your 25 week old baby likely spends a lot of her time smiling and chattering. It's the calm before the storm - another wonder week is on the way! Read More

What Is Transition In Labour? The Transition Phase

What is transition in labour? Before you give birth, read this article to learn about transition, signs you're in transition, and how to cope with it. Read More

Do These 10 Things And Your Pregnant Partner Will Love You Forever

She's having your baby, so she does fancy you already. But if you want her to fall in love with you again and again, follow these easy steps! Read More

Breastfeeding And Antihistamines – What Can I Take For Allergies?

Is it safe to combine breastfeeding and antihistamines? Find out what's safest for breastfeeding mothers who are suffering from irritating allergies. Read More

Dilation Of The Cervix – What You Need To Know

Everything you need to know about dilation of the cervix. Does cervical dilation mean I'm in labour? What if I don't dilate? Find out here! Read More

4 Reasons Not To Wait Until 12 Weeks To Announce Pregnancy

Finding out you're pregnant is a momentus event. It's commonly advised to wait until 12 weeks to announce your pregnancy - here are 4 reasons not to wait. Read More

How To Breastfeed Lying Down (And Why You Should Try It!)

Have you ever breastfed your baby lying down? It's the bomb! Find out how to breastfeed lying down with these great tips. You're welcome! Read More

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