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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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7 Things You Can Do To Speed Up C-Section Recovery

What does faster C-section recovery after pregnancy mean? It can mean different things to different people at different stages of their post-partum recovery which is why it is important to adopt a holistic perspective that addresses all factors that can speed up C-section recovery and assist in returning new mothers to optimal health.

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Pro pregnancy tips for a healthy pelvic floor

There are things you can do to prepare your core, pelvis and pelvic floor for childbirth. And whether your baby is delivered by c-section or vaginally, your pelvis and your body need a little extra love to recover and repair. Here are five pro tips.

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6 Things to prepare you for post-birth that you probably didn't know about

We spend so much time preparing ourselves for birth, we often don’t give much thought to what happens after our baby is born. Here are six things we think you really should know about.

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The mini-trampoline in your pelvis

You hear it all the time: “do your pelvic floor muscle exercises, make sure the pelvic floor is strong,” but what exactly are the pelvic floor muscles? Read to have your questions answered.

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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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Swaddling: Why every new baby should be swaddled

Over the centuries mothers swaddled their babies to promote better sleep or to assist in settling. Swaddling has been proven to help keep your baby safe & asleep for longer periods of time. This is why an overwhelming percentage of hospitals teach new parents various ways to swaddle their new babies.

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How to successfully combine breast and bottle feeding

There are many benefits of having a baby that can bottle feed as well as breastfeed. Although it might sound simple enough, bottle rejection is a common issue that many mum's and bubs struggle with.

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Self-Feeding Skills in Babies

Learning to self-feed is a very important development stage for your baby. It’s a time when your baby learns to eat independently and to develop life skills like co-ordination and motor skills by grabbing, holding and (eventually) using utensils and cups.

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General parenting Parenting help

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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Top 3 skin problems for kids and how to deal with them

Heat rash, sunburn and eczema are common skin problems that are known to run rampant through Spring and Summer. In this short guide, you will be informed of signs, symptoms and treatments you can adopt to deal with these top 3 skin problems.

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Organic or not how - important is your babies skincare?

Parents are often being educated on what is best for their baby. When it comes to certified Organic Skincare verses Organic Content, there are some differences that will help you when choosing which skincare brands to use for your baby.

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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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Toilet Training

How will I know my child is ready to be toilet trained? Once your child begins to show they are recognising their bodily functions, this is a good time to think about starting toilet training.

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6 Easy hacks for disguising healthy food

Got a fussy little eater? Perhaps they don’t like a particular food, type of food, certain colour of food, or they don’t like their food touching – we’ve heard every excuse under the sun! If this sounds familiar to you, try these simple tips to get the good stuff into them.

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Tips for travelling with Toddlers

Some handy tips for travelling with toddlers and how to hold their attention during long flights.

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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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Meet the PBC Expo Resident Dad George Georgievski

Introducing PBC Expos first ever Resident Dad, George Georgiveski of School Lunch Box. George is a 44 year old dad from Geelong who uses his creativity to make amazing lunches for his 2 daughters and in the process has built an amazing online following by inspiring mums, dads and care givers through both his lunches and his parenting style.

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