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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

The Top 3 Do’s and Don’ts of Abdominal Separation

Do you have weakness in your abdominal muscles after having your baby? This is what we call Abdominal Separation or Diastasis Recti, and you’re not alone. At least two thirds of women in their third trimester of pregnancy have separation (Pelvic Floor First Australia).

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The questions you’ve always wanted to ask about childbirth but have been too afraid to ask…

This article takes the embarrassment out of babies and answering all of your burning, awkward questions on child birth and looking after your little one.

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Labour hormones

The first thing to understand about labour is some of the crazy, wicked, Yoda-smart labour hormones that your clever little system is capable of producing!

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Should you choose an obstetrician or a maternity hospital first?

Here’s what you need to consider when weighing up your maternity hospital and obstetrician choices.

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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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Baby proofing the nursery & home

When it comes to priorities, keeping your baby safe and out of harm's way is at the top of the list. First Aid For You has provided a list of tips on how baby proofing will keep your little one safe when you get home.

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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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Parenting

General parenting Parenting help

Breastpumps: A guide for new parents

When we think of our growing bump and how we will feed them when they enter the world, expressing is not normally something too many mums think about. However, there are various reasons why a new mother expresses milk for her baby, and different types of pumps suit different situations.

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Treatment tips for babies with eczema

Eczema, or dermatitis as it is sometimes called, is a disorder which results in dry, inflamed and sometimes weeping or infected skin. It can cause redness and intense itching. Here are some treatment tips for babies with eczema.

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How to change your baby’s future in the first 1,000 days

New, ground-breaking research from the University of Queensland has highlighted just how vital the first 1,000 days is to your baby’s development.

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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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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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