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How do I know when I am ovulating?

According to fertility clinic Medfem, the best chance of conceiving is to have intercourse in the two to three days preceding ovulation and including...
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Social media is putting pregnant women under pressure to look perfect

There is no doubt that social media and its instant availability has changed the way we engage with the outside world. As the popularity...
Surgical obstetric forceps for delivery a baby

How forceps permanently changed the way humans are born

Obstetric forceps look like ninja weapons. They come as a pair: 16 inches of solid steel for each hand with curved “blades” that taper...
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Insomnia in pregnancy: How to sleep better

Many pregnant women find themselves waking up in the middle of the night to go to the bathroom (for the third time) or struggling...
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Feeding and weaning … why does everyone have an opinion?

With a chuckle, an old school friend of mine confessed that when he was a teenager he would try to destroy his best mate’s...
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Millennial burnout: building resilience is no answer – we need to overhaul how we...

In a popular BuzzFeed article, Anne Helen Petersen describes how millennials (people born between 1981 and 1996) became “the burnout generation”. She describes some...
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Do you need to worry if your baby has a flat head?

Flat head syndrome, also called positional plagiocephaly, develops in babies because of external pressures on the soft, malleable baby skull. It is more common...
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Keeping fit: How to do the right exercise for your age

The effect of exercise on health is profound. It can protect you from a range of conditions, including heart disease, type 2 diabetes and...
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Baby-led weaning or spoon-feeding?

When it comes to avoiding picky eating and mealtime tantrums, parents are usually ready to try any method that promises their child will become...
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This is what happens to a baby’s body during natural child birth

Pregnancy, labour and delivery are incredibly physically demanding for women. But birth is no walk in the park for the baby either. A new paper...