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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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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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Why a baby nail trimmer should be in your hospital bag

One of the many wonders new parents may encounter, with the birth of their child, is just how long their fingernails and toenails can be. For four out of the nine months of a full-term pregnancy, a baby’s nails grow; it’s possible your newborn will have longer nails than you!

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Vegan Pregnancy: Mission IS Possible

Following a vegan diet throughout your pregnancy? Let me remind you of the key nutrients vegan mothers-to-be need to focus on for a healthy 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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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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Reading with Your Baby - Tips from The Little Big Book Club

Reading with your baby is such an important and fun activity. The Little Big Book Club team are pleased to offer some helpful information and advice on how to make the most of story time with your baby.

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Nappy sizes for different ages and stages

We think a nappy name should reflect more than just the size and weight of your baby, that’s why our names represent who your baby is and the stage of development they’re in! Weight range is provided as a suggestion for what your little one wears, but ultimately, we want you to feel empowered to make the right size call. Trust those new parent instincts.

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16 Incredibly Cool Facts About Your Baby

Prepare to be blown away by these 16 riveting facts about your little one’s first year of life. Not only are they cute, cuddly and full of curiosity, babies are also the subject of a plethora of astonishing facts that prove babies really are the most remarkable little things on the planet.

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General parenting Parenting help

The Financial Earthquake of a Baby

Without a doubt, the arrival of a new baby often heralds new financial concerns. In many families, income will decrease as mum takes maternity leave and, hopefully, dad takes paternity leave. The two-income family will frequently become a one income family for an extended period of time as one of the parents takes on the role of caregiver for the early formative years.

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What working mums should stop feeling guilty about

So you thought that first few months of motherhood was challenging. Now that you’ve returned to work and become a working mum, you’ve discovered a whole new meaning to the word ‘challenging’.

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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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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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