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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...
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.