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The baby blues
You wanted your baby so much and bloomed throughout your pregnancy, but as soon as you leave the maternity ward you get depressed, you start feeling guilty about not jumping for joy over your baby, you get over-sensitive to remarks and comments, even the most innocent ones that your loved ones say...
The umbilical cord
The umbilical cord is cut at birth. What purpose does it serve? When and how is it cut? Is it true that the father can do it? Here are the answers to your questions about the umbilical cord.
Exercise and pregnancy
If you're an exercise junkie and you're expecting, you'll undoubtedly be asking yourself if you can still exercise during your pregnancy. This depends on the sport or exercise you want to do, your training and your health...
Choosing nappies: reusable or disposable?
Should you go for disposable or re-usable nappies? Here's our guide to choosing which type of nappy to use.
Diarrhoea
Is your baby producing liquid stools 3 times a day or more? Here's advice on how to handle diarrhoea before you panic and take your baby to the doctor.
A new arrival in the family
It’s not always easy for a youngster to become a big brother or sister and accept a new arrival into the family. From the announcement of the pregnancy to the arrival of the baby, here is some advice to help your child welcome a new baby into the family...
Dyslexia
Dyslexia is a learning disability which involves difficulty reading and interpreting written symbols. It affects around 8 to 10% of school-aged children, of which 90% are male. If it is diagnosed early it can be treated and does not have to be a handicap...
Explaining divorce to your children
With high divorce rates today, the official end of a marriage can be trivialised, but it can still be very painful, and especially for children. Here's how to help them overcome the pain of divorce.
The Oedipus complex
The Oedipus complex was a term first used to describe a normal stage of emotional development in little boys, a series of impulses that, at around 2 to 3 years of age, drives a child to be attracted to his mother and feel hositility towards his father...
How to tell children about death?
How do you tell your children about death? Parents often tend to avoid the subject to protect young children, but there comes a point at which you can't deny the truth. How do you explain death to a child, when adults struggle to understand it themselves? Here's our guide...
Inducing labour
There are many reasons why doctors induce labour: for medical reasons, because your pregnancy has come full term, or personal choice (you or your doctor think it best to induce). Here's our guide.
Amniocentesis
During your pregnancy your doctor may offer you an amniocentesis. What is it? Does it indicate abnormalities for the baby? Here's what you need to know.
Baby's first month
Your baby will change enormously during the first month of life. Getting your little bundle of joy to sleep, feeding and changing will take over your life, and you'll be amazed at just how quickly your baby grows and develops...
After the birth
When your baby is born, tests and examinations will be carried out on you and your baby to make sure all is well. Make the most of the first precious few days of motherhood to get used to it and spend time with your baby...
Expecting twins
Two bundles of joy means more organisation! Here's everything you need to know about being pregnant with twins to help you prepare for the birth.
Homework
Homework is a source of drama and conflict between kids who don't want to do it and parents who don't know how to handle it... but it doesn't have to be a battle!
Announcing your pregnancy
You’ve received the good news, you’ve told your friends and family, and now you have to inform your employer to make sure that your rights are protected.
Maternity leave
Expecting a baby? Then it’s important to know your maternity rights. They can be a little complicated so here are some basics to get you started.
Travelling while pregnant
Unless you have a high-risk pregnancy there's no reason why holidays are out of the question, but bear in mind the restrictions your condition imposes on your travels when you go abroad.
Smoking and pregnancy
We all know that tobacco is a health risk to smokers, but what about the dangers for unborn babies? Read up on the harmful effects of smoking, plus advice to help you quit.
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