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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

Yoga: The mama miracle for the post-partum body

Read about Jordan's journey with self re-discovery after the birth of her first baby.

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Travelling during pregnancy

Whether travelling for work, a destination wedding or a 'babymoon', it is important for pregnant women to consider these factors before packing their bags.

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What ultrasound scans do I need?

You can have an ultrasound at any time during your pregnancy but there are certain weeks which are used to provide specific, standardised growth and structural assessments for your baby.

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A few things you may not have expected in the days before and after birth

This article aims to overview a few of the changes that you and your baby may undergo in the last days of pregnancy and first days after birth.

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Baby

Newborn care Baby feeding Baby sleep Baby safety Nappies Baby development

Understanding baby sleep cycles

Baby sleep cycles are quite different from yours, starting from the amount of time each of you spend sleeping. Here's a guide for a 24 hour period, depending on their age.

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Newborn products - what you might need

To make things easier for you and everyone around you, here is a list of things you’ll most likely need for your newborn.

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Sleep in the first days and weeks

It is important to work out how best to manage this period and to know that generally it takes a few weeks, maybe months and maybe longer to feel rested again.

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Galactagogues - what are they and why you might need them

The true definition of this Greek word is ‘a substance that promotes lactation in humans and animals. It may be synthetic, plant-derived or endogenous.’

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Toddler

Toddler nutrition Toddler development Toddler care

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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The benefits of breastfeeding beyond 12 months

How long should you breastfeed for? We explore the benefits of breastfeeding older children and extended breastfeeding.

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Parenting

General parenting Parenting help

Filling children's emotional tanks

Imagine that each child has an emotional tank inside them, when they feel loved, that tank is full. When there’s a lot of whining, tears and bad behaviour, it is likely that their tank is on empty.

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Advice from one mum to another

Who better to turn to for advice that your own mum. We asked mums for that one piece of advice their own mum passed on and here they are - our top 6. After all, Mum's been there, done that!

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Encouraging oral hygiene from a young age

Parents are encouraged to introduce good oral hygiene to their children from a young age. Here are some tips for you.

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Why making time for you will benefit the whole family

It’s easy to put those you love first but it is so important for both yourself and your family that you find time to make positive impacts for yourself.

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