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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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Your Guide to Sippy and Straw Cups!

Everything you need to know about sippy and straw cups - including different types and how to transition your baby from a bottle!

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When it's time to stop swaddling

It has been known that swaddled babies sleep better, experience less anxiety and that swaddling prevents unnecessary wake-ups due to the startle reflex.

However, there comes a time when swaddling is no longer effective or worse becomes a safety risk to your baby.

Find out the signs to know when its time to stop swaddling

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How herbal tea can help with breastfeeding

The mechanics of breastfeeding are one part to master, however this is how herbal tea can help with breastfeeding to ensure adequate milk flow, minimising tummy upsets and delivering essential nutrition.

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Toddler

Toddler nutrition Toddler development Toddler care

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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Parenting

General parenting Parenting help

More to measure: What you need to know about car restraint height

With a little one growing faster and faster each day, we know that it’s important for you to choose products that will fit your child for as long as possible. Focus on your child’s car restraint height and weight rather than age.

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Yoga for kids

The benefits to yoga, no matter your age, or the sound level! Physically, emotionally and intellectually, Yoga for kids has so many positive outcomes for all abilities.

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Becoming a dad

Although some fathers are able to invest emotionally in their children during their partner’s pregnancy, for others, it's only when their child is born that they really start to have a relationship with it.

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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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