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My Journey with Endometriosis and Infertility

QENDO Ambassador and 1029 Hot Tomato Radio Host Emily-Jade O'Keefe on her journey with Endometriosis and infertility

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Advice and Resources for Disabled Parents

Although it might require some extra planning and perhaps some home modifications, it is certainly possible for disabled individuals to achieve their dream of becoming parents.

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Male nutrition and how it can improve fertility

Current reports indicate that fertility problems affect approximately 15% of Australian couples. There’s a lot of focus on women improving their diet and lifestyle but dad’s-to-be should aim to improve their diet just as much as their partners. Sub-optimal diets can contribute to low sperm outputs and/or sperm abnormalities.

So women trying to conceive, here are three key dietary changes that your partner or husband may need to focus on to improve fertility...

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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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Birth information Pregnancy nutrition Pregnancy health

The Five Most Common Postnatal Exercise Mistakes

There is A LOT of confusing information out there about what you can, can’t, should and shouldn’t do when returning to exercise after having a baby. We learn about five of the most common mistakes new mums make when returning to exercise post-birth.

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5 Things to consider when choosing a birth photographer

choosing the right birth photographer is so important. Finding someone who can be a part of your special moment, and almost feel like they’re part of the family.

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My Journey to Motherhood

I'm writing this article to share my journey to Motherhood and the complications that I experienced along the way. My first pregnancy with Tanner had a few complications along the way.

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My Midwife Story

Having had four babies I can safely say, people tell you ‘every birth is different’ and no truer words have been spoken about my experiences. I’ve had two low risk births through a public hospital, tried a private Obstetrician and private hospital, and this last time, I have had a private midwife who was able to admit me to hospital and provide my whole care for labour and birth.

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Newborn care Baby feeding Baby sleep Baby safety Nappies Baby development

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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Which baby monitor is right for you? Answering important questions!

When choosing a baby monitor for your family, it’s important to ask yourself what you value most. Consider your options when it comes to choosing the right baby monitor and do your research to ensure you make the right decision for you and your bub!

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The role of the Pharmacist during the "Fourth Trimester"

Pharmacists are one of the most trusted and accessible health professionals in Australia and when you have a baby we become your new best friend.

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Bringing Baby Home: Why Baby Needs a Sun Hat

Too often than not, new and expectant parents leave a sun hat for baby off the list. “My newborn won’t need a hat”, you say, but you couldn’t be more wrong! Starting sun safety early is the essential key to having a happy hat wearing toddler and child.

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General parenting Parenting help

6 Essential Items For Easy Family Travel

Travel, especially long distance with kids can be daunting and if the thought of it alone makes your stress-levels rise, then you will be pleased to know that there are some helpful travel items available to make it easier.

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Creative Play vs. Digital Babysitting

Playing with our kids and letting go can be hard when we feel so time poor and pressured. It seems easier to resort to screens as digital baby-sitters. But as we know and as research shows, play is essential to the development of a child.

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Food Allergy Safety

Once your baby is about 6 months old, he/she requires additional nutrients for their growth and development. It’s time to start introducing solids! This should be a fun and exciting time for you and baby, but naturally it can cause anxiety for new parents nervous about baby developing a food allergy.

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Managing multiples

Living with multiples is like being on a roller coaster that never ends. Life is full of exhaustion, tears, laughter and happiness. I would never have thought when I embarked on my journey through a high-risk multiple pregnancy that life would be as exhausting as it is now.

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Toddler nutrition Toddler development Toddler care

Self-feeding, Spoon-feeding and obesity

Self feeding is still the most natural, healthy and enjoyable way for able kids to feed, and sets great food habits. The jury is still out on whether it prevents obesity, and there are now tools to make it easier!

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Protect Children From Falling Out Of Windows

Kidsafe NSW provides practical suggestions, guidance and support to parents, grandparents, carers and anyone involved in keeping kids safe. The main focus areas are child safety in and around the home, water safety, playground safety and road safety. Kidsafe aims to make a safer world for kids!

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Feeding a Fussy Toddler

If you thought feeding your baby had its challenges, then eating with a fussy toddler is going to be even more amusing for you. By the time your baby becomes a toddler at the age of 12 months, they are well on the way to enjoying foods that the family eats.

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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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