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Pre-conception

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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Pregnancy

Birth information Pregnancy nutrition Pregnancy health

Benefits of Floatation Therapy During Pregnancy

Some of the benefits you will experience from floating during pregnancy include reduced swelling, lower blood pressure, reduced stress, enhanced Mum-Bub Bonding and more...

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Pregnant Ladies LOVE to FLOAT!

One group that benefits almost immediately when stepping into a float tank are pregnant women. Experiencing a near-zero gravity environment to stress relief, improved sleep, managing leg cramps, and finding a deepened emotional connection to their child, mums-to-be find tremendous benefits from float tanks!

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Pregnancy concerns & diet solutions

Pregnancy is exciting, exhilarating and totally different for every woman. Below is a list of some common pregnancy concerns plus some positive action steps you can take that might help make your pregnancy all it can be.

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Food Choices for a Healthy Pregnancy

While you’re pregnant, your body protects and nurtures your baby. You can provide the essential nutrients your baby needs by eating the right foods throughout your pregnancy and while you're trying to conceive. Don’t forget that what you eat today can affect your baby’s health tomorrow.

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Baby

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Why messy play & mark making is important in early development

Messy play and mark making forms an integral part of a child’s development from when they are a baby. Messy play gives children the opportunity to explore, discover, lead play and build the muscles needed to learn to write as they grow older.

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Sharing the load while breastfeeding

Breastfeeding your baby brings with it so many brilliant benefits; it's free, plentiful, and carefully calibrated to suit your baby throughout every phase of their development. But there's a catch: nursing demands that your breasts be on call 24 hours a day, seven days a week.. There is a simple solution.

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What is Baby-Led Weaning?

Apart from the traditional 3 stage process of introducing solids, you may find other ways or methods to follow. One in particular that is getting some hype is a method called ‘Baby Led Weaning’ and is based on the self-feeding characteristics of breastfeeding.

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Bringing Baby Home

Arriving home with a newborn and no midwife standing by to help or encourage you can be daunting. Don’t worry it’s all normal. Surviving the first weeks at home requires a calm attitude.

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Parenting

General parenting Parenting help

Choking hazards: an ever present danger

As your toddler grows, so does their curiosity, making them more susceptible to choking hazards. Do you know how to act in an emergency?

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Family Tours - Guided vs Self Guided

Tours are a great option for families, as it eliminates the need for hours of pre holiday planning as the itinerary is already planned for you.

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Support for Dads

In mainstream Australia, Dads are traditionally encouraged to work and provide for the family and to be a Dad second. This is not everyone’s idea of being a Father. Some Dads need and want options.

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How to build an unbreakable bond with your child

From the exploration in art, the tangible page turning offered with books, or the ritual of a shared experience such as a bedtime story; all help cement that crucial bond with you and your child.

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Toddler

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Exploring the benefits of sensory play

Sensory play is an important part of childhood development to help them understand the world around them. Understand what sensory play is and the benefits.

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Toddler Language Development

Language milestones depend on your toddler’s genetic abilities and the environment in which they are exposed to. Some toddlers are happy to babble away, while others wait until they have mastered the words in their head and then feel confident enough to speak them.

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The importance of choosing the right childcare

Children in the right childcare can benefit from unique development opportunities, growing a love of lifelong learning and building school readiness.

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Prebiotics & Probiotics – How do they work?

Research has shown that the first 1000 days is a kind of golden window of opportunity where the right nutrition is crucial for optimal growth and development. As this includes pregnancy, being at your best nutritional self during pregnancy could not be more important, given the benefits healthy maternal nutrition has on infant development.

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Parenting BlogSpot

What to pack in your hospital bag!

With my third baby on the way, I need a reminder of what to pack in my hospital bag too!

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Tiny 24-weeker Premmie, Lilija, starts Kindergarten

Early or traumatic birth can lead to growth or developmental delays, behavioural challenges and disabilities, and how their child will adjust at school is a common concern for these families. For all families though, this special moment is a milestone to be celebrated.

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That's the way the Lactation Cookie Crumbles

A mother's journey towards self-belief, empowerment and confidence in her ability to nourish her child through breastfeeding.

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Babywearing - Why you should fall in love with it

Ever wondered more about babywearing? Amber from The Infant Boutique recounts her babywearing journey and how she fell in love with it and what she did once she did.

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