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Pre-conception

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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Pregnancy

Birth information Pregnancy nutrition Pregnancy health

Alcohol in the first few weeks of pregnancy

While the advice is to abstain completely from alcohol, what about the mothers who weren’t aware they were pregnant?

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What post-pregnancy compressions tights actually do?

Post-pregnancy compression tights do more than just conceal your new lumps and bumps. They actually help promote healing after pregnancy as well as provide support for abdominal muscle recovery.

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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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Baby

Newborn care Baby feeding Baby sleep Baby safety Nappies Baby development

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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Getting your head around breastfeeding

For women who’ve never breastfed before or who are pregnant for the first time, here are some tips to understand the process:

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Tips for trimming baby nails

With these few tips and tricks up your sleeve, nail trimming can be, quite literally, painless.

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Five benefits of babywearing

Are you a babywearing parent? Babywearing allows parents the freedom to continue their normal routines, at the same time as holding baby close and making the most of those fleeting moments that we all cherish!

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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

Balancing children with finance

An insight into the mind of a mother in finance and some words of wisdom on ‘spewed there, cleaned that’.

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How to prevent childhood poisoning

Poisoning is still one of the most important causes of childhood injury in Australia, leading to thousands of hospital admissions each year.

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Surrendering to motherhood

We are mothers: The guardians of sensitive, impressionable souls and providers of comfort, nurture and nourishment to the most worthy of beings.

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Why it’s okay for children to be bored

The good news is that being bored is not such a bad thing for a child to be. In fact, recent research and countless experts have determined it’s actually good for children to be bored.

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