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Choosing a water birth

I often have women come to my practice who are eager to have a water birth but they have several concerns: What is a...
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How to relieve postpartum gas

Your body goes through various strange, weird and wonderful changes during pregnancy. Giving life is a huge task – your body is amazing! These changes,...
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Surviving university/school while pregnant

Towards the end of 2017, I made the decision to go back to school. I had been in my new job for almost six...
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6 ways to ace birth partnering

Gone are the days of fathers anxiously pacing the hospital corridors, cigars at the ready for when they announce the arrival of a healthy...
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The dos and don’ts of supporting women after a miscarriage

Our cultural discomfort with discussing any sort of loss means women are often met with a wall of silence. Hermes Rivera Jade Bilardi, Monash University; Jayashri...
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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...