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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

Why mushrooms are good for you and baby

This article explains and shows the nutritional value of mushrooms for infants and for women during pregnancy.

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Caesarean – the easy road? Not so much.

Decisions relating to normal birth or caesarean are becoming increasingly complicated with women expressing pressure to take one or other direction for their birth.

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What sort of birth do you want?

“What sort of birth do you want” is a common question many first time mothers-to-be are asked.

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Blokes and birth - how important are they?

Whilst it is understandable that birth does at first glance appear to be a woman’s domain there is a massive contribution that men can make. Some of the fundamentals of birth need to be understood in order to contribute positively.

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Baby

Newborn care Baby feeding Baby sleep Baby safety Nappies Baby development

Sleep and settling - what to expect in the first three months

Expectations regarding your baby’s sleep can be the source of great anxiety if you believe your baby is not sleeping ’well’ or ‘enough’.

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Busting the booby traps of low breast milk supply

While there are certain medical conditions that may create challenges to breast milk supply there are also a lot of ‘booby traps’ that have mothers reaching for the bottle.

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Baby skin conditions

This article introduces some baby skin conditions that you may experience and how to treat the condition.

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New to breastfeeding? Common questions answered

Katie James, Education Manager at Medela answers some of the most common breastfeeding questions.

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Toddler

Toddler nutrition Toddler development Toddler care

Using routine to manage behaviour

We all know routines are an important part of child development, and can contribute to how children behave.

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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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Parenting

General parenting Parenting help

Energy boosting tips for mums

Franjos Kitchen provides some great insights into how you can boost your energy without solely relying on coffee.

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Tips for success with the second child shuffle

The solution generally involves compromising someone’s activities for another’s sleep. Dean Fanning, father of 3 boys under 4 when he founded Pramrolla, has some tips for making the situation less fraught for everyone.

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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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