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Join a mini-community who are expecting at the same time as you

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Hospital and Birthing Centres

Ask about others' experiences to help decide where your baby will be born

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Doulas & Midwives

Bringing birth practitioners and EB members together

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Baby Names

Share opinions about one of the most important decisions a parent will make

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Pregnancy/Parenting After Problems Conceiving

Meet others who understand the ups and downs

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Pregnancy/Parenting After Loss

Moving on after a difficult time

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Specialised Pregnancy Support Groups

Buddy groups for those experiencing pregnancy after overcoming obstacles

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Mum speaks out after being verbally abused while breastfeeding her baby

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What medications can pregnant women take?

For most women, forgoing anything that poses a risk to the baby is a no-brainer. But what about medication?

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My friend fed my daughter when she couldn't feed hers

When everything is broken and mixed up we have to create our own beauty from the pieces.

Baby Aubrey's smile for the dad she'll never meet

It is a precious image little Aubrey and her family will treasure forever.

Congratulations - it's a Ford Foetus!

It wasn't until he zoomed into the picture that he noticed a familiar shape

The life-changing magic of tidying up: parents' edition

It made me swoon to think of a house so neatly organised that anything could be located at the drop of a hat. That said, I must admit I struggled to relate to a lot of it.

Sextuplets recreate viral baby photo six years later

You may have seen the amazing photo before: a dad lies on the floor, six babies sleeping happily on and around him, as his wife looks on.

Dad no match for baby's smelly nappy

He somehow managed to avoid it for three months, but the time finally came when new dad Brendan Andrews had to deal with a dirty nappy.

Pregnant teens smoking in hope of having small babies: study

Pregnant teenagers are smoking in the hope it will result in them having smaller babies, according to new research.

Why all births should be followed by a debrief

During a birth debrief, the new mother has an opportunity to talk about her birth experience.

Dealing with new mum insomnia

So your baby's finally asleep, and now you can't get any shut-eye? You're not alone.

Style inspiration: 10 more dream nurseries on Instagram

We've spotted some amazing decorating talent on Instagram. Tune in for the latest nursery inspiration.

How to choose a rare and unusual baby name

On the hunt for an rare and unusual moniker? Here's some advice on how to search for 'the one'.

How to work from home with a baby

When it comes to working from home with a baby, life can certainly be both challenging and different.  

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'Aren't you lucky you had boys?'

"If I had a penny every time I heard this, I'd have amassed a lot of cash by now," writes Paul Chai.

How I learned to love my mummy body

When I had my two daughters, my body became all soft. Some bits wobbly, others a bit saggy.

Adult breastfeeding relationships - yes, this is a thing

An Atlanta mother, Jessica Mulford, has attracted worldwide attention for admitting she breastfeeds her boyfriend, thirty-six year old Brad Leeson.

The best pregnancy pillows

A maternity pillow is a must. Here's a roundup of the best of each kind.

White couple 'adopts' leftover black embryos

"It forces you to think in a new way about the way you think, speak, act and live."

How stars dealt with their real-life pregnancies on the small screen

When a TV star falls pregnant but the series is in production, there are tricks and ways to hide a growing belly. 

 
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I think my toddler has a sensitive tummy ? what should I do?

For some children, upset tummies come and go. For others, they feel like a regular part of life. (SPONSORED)

Is this the best ever gender reveal photo?

The phrase "it's a boy!" is not an unusual thing to hear in a delivery room. However if the mum and dad-to-be believed they were expecting a girl, the words would come as a bit of a surprise - just ask Koto Nakamura.  

Hilarious reply to mum's inquiry about "broken" baby

What do you do when you have something new and it doesn't appear to be working properly? Look for the guarantee, of course. 

Jena Malone's unusual baby name choice

Jena Malone and her boyfriend Ethan DeLorenzo have welcomed a son, giving him the unusual name of Ode Mountain.

Toddler diagnosed with early onset puberty

A one-year-old boy in India who developed facial hair and sexual urges was diagnosed with a rare hormonal condition.

The pain of teething

If the tooth fairy takes teeth away, it must be something like a goblin who brings them in the first place.

10 things I need to thank my partner for

He didn't have to grow a human, recover from childbirth or learn the ins and outs of mothering two children, but he did have to do an awful lot.

My in-laws snubbed our wedding

For your own husband's parents not to come to your wedding is an utter embarrassment.

Dad shares hilarious video on how to travel with a baby

Travelling with a baby can be a daunting task for new mums and dads.

Adorable triplets give garbage men a hand

Tuesdays and Fridays are the favourite days of the week for toddler triplets Heaton, Wilder and Holden.

The new family holiday: the maternitymoon

It's an idea that makes some people feel excited, while others shudder at the increased difficulty.

Symbolic permanence: the rise of tattoo wedding rings

Couples are choosing to get inked in honour of their lifelong commitment to each other.

Is it okay to reward children with food?

Does giving children food as a reward turn them into emotional eaters?

Exhausted mums share their 'sleepy selfies'

Two photos of mums have shown the world the physical impact of exhaustion in all its frazzled glory.

Mum shares pic of Gordon Ramsay's baby doppelganger

A Welsh couple have realised their newborn has a striking resemblance to a certain celebrity chef.

Do you hide your emotions from your kids?

I want my children to grow up and know it's okay to feel strong emotion and to display it. Vulnerability and imperfection do not equal weakness.

 

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