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Pre-conception

Male fertility

The words ‘male fertility’ create a knot in the stomach of even the bravest of men. Often where fertility issues arise, examination of the male partner’s contribution to the problems is ignored.

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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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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

Ten latching tips for breastfeeding mums

The Baby Manual provides their top ten latching tips for the breastfeeding mum.

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Breastfeeding – five tips to help you through the first three days

As you practice, you will find it gets easier and soon, you will find breastfeeding the natural intuitive experience it is meant to be. Here are some tips to help get you through the first three days.

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Grooming little hands and feet

It is just a matter of finding a method you feel comfortable and confident with. This article talks through the many options of grooming baby nails.

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Babywearing: the 4th trimester and beyond

The concept of a “4th trimester” has been a much discussed topic recently. The first 3 months of a baby’s life are like an extension of life in the womb.

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Toddler

Toddler nutrition Toddler development Toddler care

Supporting toddler speech

All children develop at different ages, so Jack n' Jill have compiled some ideas to support and encourage that first word.

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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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Parenting

General parenting Parenting help

Water safety in Australia

Discover the SwimSAFER message from Swim Australia which promotes the application of various layers to protect children from drowning.

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What is a healthy mouth?

Naturally, we all want our children to have a healthy mouth – one that is free from cavities and gum infection, has straight teeth and a beautiful smile.

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Are we using time out in the most effective way?

'Time out' has been considered an appropriate behaviour strategy for many years. But are you using it in the most effective way?

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How to make brushing teeth fun

You want the best for your toddlers’ well-being but how can you make brushing teeth fun for them? Here are five tips courtesy of Baby Tooth Land.

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