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Trying to conceive

Falling pregnant seems like a simple enough task, right? Truth is, when you’re in the thick of things, regardless of how long you’ve been...
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Overcoming vaccination myths: Could addressing the facts during prenatal visits help?

Studies suggest that pregnant women might be influenced by medical myths on social media. Antonio Guillem/Shutterstock.com Amanda Sams Bradshaw, University of Florida During pregnancy, expectant parents spend...
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Midwives and the right of women to give birth the way they want to

Midwives play a crucial role in enabling women to make choices about how they give birth. The White Ribbon Alliance/Flickr Lydia Mwanzia, Moi University Giving birth...
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‘Sweet as can bee’ baby shower

Gendered baby showers are not for everybody. Perhaps you only wish to know the gender of your baby at birth, or maybe you’re expecting...
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Myths about miscarriages

Feelings of grief and loss are common among women who have experienced a miscarriage. To worsen the situation, there are plenty of myths and...
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Oral health during pregnancy

Pregnancy brings about many changes in your body, not least of which can be problems with your teeth and gums. This Oral Health Month,...
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Establishing early gut integrity

Our modern society has led us down a path of distrusting the natural process of childbirth and towards an often clinical, scheduled event. I...
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Oocyte cryopreservation aka egg freezing

The month of August celebrates all things women, so there is no better time to talk about the medical advances available to women in...
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Embracing change

Seasonal depression during the cold winter months is a real phenomenon and one that can impact negatively on existing stresses and relationship strain. Add...
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Barriers for women in the workplace

Women are often side-lined not just because they are women, but because of pregnancy, maternity leave and breastfeeding. This involves perceptions that women are...