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So your birth didn’t go according to plan? Don’t blame yourself

One in four Australian mothers had a negative birth experience. By LittleDogKorat/Shutterstock Hannah Dahlen, Western Sydney University While childbirth is often a joyful event, it rarely unfolds...
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Tokophobia: What it’s like to have a phobia of pregnancy and childbirth

Catriona Jones, University of Hull; Franziska Wadephul, University of Hull, and Julie Jomeen, University of Hull It’s very common for women to feel anxious about...
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Breaking the silence around formula feeding

There are a couple of things that society has come to agree upon as relates to infant nutrition: breast is best and formula manufacturers...
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Folate for your mental health

Most women know how important folic acid is to sustain a healthy pregnancy. But did you know that synthetic folic acid and folate are...
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Pregnancy temporarily lowers a woman’s voice – new study

Shutterstock Katarzyna Pisanski, University of Sussex Whether we are aware of it or not, our voices say a lot about us. Relying on only the average...
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To the fathers-to-be this Father’s Month

The journey of pregnancy can be quite overwhelming to both parents, especially expecting fathers. Being pregnant these days is shared responsibility that requires a...
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Women need better information about drinking in pregnancy

To drink or not? antoniodiaz/Shutterstock Heather Trickey, Cardiff University and Rachel Brown, Cardiff University How much do you know about the guidance on drinking in pregnancy? Most...
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Breastfeeding with dad

In the past, breastfeeding was always considered to be “mom’s job” but many dads today would like to be a part of this wonderful...
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7 Dietary and lifestyle factors influencing fertility

A healthy body and mind are key components to successful conception, but what is the definition of healthy and well? We explore both the...
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Sharing your pregnancy journey online is risky

As digital citizens, let’s look at some considerations to keep in mind if you are expecting a bundle of joy and eager to use...