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Pre-conception

The facts about fertility and pre-pregnancy health

Typically in our late teens and twenties we focus on contraception, but when the time comes to turn our thoughts to conception, there are a large number of myths about how to fall pregnant.

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IVF: What you need to know

One in six Australian couples suffer from infertility. It’s important to remember not everyone who is having trouble conceiving will need to undergo IVF (in vitro fertilisation).

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Preparing for pregnancy and beyond

Knowing what to expect when you are expecting can help give you some peace of mind. It could also make all the difference to your pregnancy, especially if it’s your first. Here are some important things you need to know.

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Preparing for pregnancy

There are many factors that influence fertility. Dr Christine Kirby is one of Repromed’s fertility specialists. She has some insightful advice on practical everyday things you can do to increase your chances of becoming pregnant.

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Pregnancy

Birth information Pregnancy nutrition Pregnancy health

Storing your baby's stem cells

Did you know your cord blood and tissue are rich in powerful stem cells that can only be collected at birth?

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The pregnant woman's guide to exercise

Being pregnant shouldn’t mean missing out on physical activity. Bupa give their top exercise tips to help keep mum and baby safe.

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Pregnancy and breastfeeding nutrition

This talk includes tips and tricks on how to save time by making nutrient dense snacks and meals that will nourish and fuel the body and how to boost breast milk supply.

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Looking after yourself after a C-section

Looking after yourself after a C-section is as much about looking after your mind as it is about your body. In some cases, it may be more important, as your state of mind and mood may affect how well you look after your body.

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Baby

Newborn care Baby feeding Baby sleep Baby safety Nappies Baby Development

Choosing the right bottle for your baby

Whether you are pumping your own breast milk or feeding your baby formula, a bottle becomes a necessary baby care product to have. Here are some tips on choosing the right bottle for your baby.

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Tips to help make bath time tears-free

Not sure how or when to bath your newborn? Here is our tears-free guide to bathing your baby.

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Active and quiet sleep: how sleep aids can help with sleep

There are things you can do to help your baby to fall asleep faster and stay asleep longer. Whilst there are no guarantees, here are three tips that might just help:

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The importance of play in the development of babies

Montessori Academy shows new parents the importance of play in the development of babies from the Montessori model perspective.

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Toddler

Toddler nutrition Toddler development Toddler care

Communication is the key to toddler discipline

The toddler years are difficult time for parents and caregivers, famous for “terrible twos” and the inevitable tantrums that come along with it.

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Understanding why your child hits

It is common for young children to hit others as a way of expressing their feelings of anger, upset or frustration. Luckily, it is possible to understand the motivation behind a child's hitting behaviour, and put in place strategies to make the behaviour stop.

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Top tricks for helping your child transition from cot to bed

The decision to move your child from a cot to a bed is a big one. My Light have provided a few pointers that will help with the transition.

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Is bub having tummy troubles? You should consider goat’s milk formula

A whopping 86% of infants experience digestive problems, leading to crying babies and stressed-out parents looking for answers.

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Parenting

General parenting Parenting help

How to avoid doing everything yourself

3 words to stop busy mums from doing everything themselves - ditch, delegate and do.

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How safe is your sunscreen?

Cream or gel? SPF 30 or 50? Zinc or zinc free? To choose the best sunscreen for your lifestyle, outdoor activities, skin type and health priorities, here are some FAQs that size up important sunscreen basics.

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5 ways to combat separation anxiety

There are times when it's not possible to avoid being away from your child but there are things you can do to help ease separation anxiety.

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A nanny is more affordable than you think

A nanny can bring a huge amount of assistance and knowledge to your family, as well the advantage of having a one on one interaction regarding your child’s development - that cannot always happen in a day care setting.

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