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Pre-conception

Smoking and fertility

If you are hoping to have a baby and either you or your partner smoke, you need to quit for many reasons but also to help increase your chances of conceiving.

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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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Pregnancy

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Mental health care in pregnancy-be kind to your mind

Pregnancy is a time of significant change both in your life and physically. It can be associated with stress on your mental health and may even precipitate postnatal depression. Understanding what may lead to stress, how you can recognise deterioration in your mental health and what you can be done to help is an important aspect of your pregnancy care.

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Air travel while pregnant

Wanting to travel by air and not sure if you can? We explain the do's, don't and maybe's of air travel during pregnancy.

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The 4 best fish to eat during pregnancy

Omega 3 is one of the most important nutrients that we should be focusing on during pregnancy. Omega 3 is essential for the development of your baby’s eyes and brain, and a lack of omega 3 is believed to increase the risk of post-natal depression.

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The Top 3 Do’s and Don’ts of Abdominal Separation

Do you have weakness in your abdominal muscles after having your baby? This is what we call Abdominal Separation or Diastasis Recti, and you’re not alone. At least two thirds of women in their third trimester of pregnancy have separation (Pelvic Floor First Australia).

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Baby

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Ideal sleep environments for babies and toddlers

While there is no major formula for getting babies to sleep, you can certainly improve your chances of rest by making a few adjustments to the sleep environment.

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Breastfeeding Pain and using Nipple Shields

Sometimes, no matter our best intentions, breastfeeding gets off to a rocky start. After giving birth you’re probably pretty exhausted and it might take some time to get to know your body and your baby.

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Top 10 Car seat Safety Tips prepared by Accredited Restraint Fitters

Did you know – road trauma is the leading cause of death for Australian children up to 14? You can however keep your children safer from harm by having properly installed restraints and correctly using your car or booster seats in your car.

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Homemade Baby Food – Storage, Tips & Advice!

The benefits of making homemade baby food and tips and advice on how to safely prepare, store and serve it!

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Parenting

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5 Reasons to Encapsulate your Placenta

Placenta encapsulation is becoming more and more popular in today's society, and Kindred is here to tell you why!

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4 of the most common questions that dietitians get asked about a healthy start for little ones

Research shows that the nutrition that a baby gets throughout their first thousand days of life – starting from a month before a woman even falls pregnant through until his or her second birthday – sets up their health for life.

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Genetic screening by blood test - Noninvasive prenatal testing for Down syndrome

Happily, most pregnancies will result in normal babies. However genetic problems can and do occur for no reason other than bad luck. For many years tests have been available to check early pregnancy for common genetic problems. This is often referred to as “Down syndrome screening”, although it can check for a number of genetic problems, and is widely available to all pregnant women. Non-invasive prenatal testing, or NIPT, is the newest and most accurate technique for genetic screening in pregnancy.

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What makes a product truly organic?

With the increasing interest in healthy living and a sustainable environment, the popularity of natural and organic skin care has flourished. Yet terms such as ‘organic’ and ‘all natural’ are not always what they seem, and many of us are still bewildered about what makes a product truly organic.

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Toddler

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Toddler food can be fun and healthy

How is it possible? As a dad I look for the simple things, the quick and easy way. I’m super stoked to share my fun creations for your toddlers.

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Toilet training the strong-willed child

Whether you are toilet training, eating vegetables, or trying to get dressed in the morning, the strong-willed child can put our patience to the test.

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Repetition and child development

In early childhood, repetition forms the basis for learning, skill development, and accomplishment.

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How to breastfeed past 12 months

This article is for those who have decided to practice extended breastfeeding but are a little unsure of the ‘in’s and out’s’ of it all.

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