Health Warning: Asthmatic Kids and the Flu Vaccine

With flu season here, it’s likely you’re hearing a lot about vaccination. If your child has an underlying condition, such as asthma, you’ll want to read about this! The fever, the chills, the runny nose, the general ‘couldn’t feel worse’ feeling – they’re hallmarks of influenza.  Vaccination can make it less likely that your child will get the flu. And, if...

Deadly Nappy Sacks: Warnings After 16 Babies Have Died

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Nappy sacks are a change-table staple but this week sees renewed warnings that they can be potentially lethal if they fall into the hands of a child. Used to contain stinky nappies and manage them cleanly to your bin, almost every home uses this product and it's easy to assume they are risk-free. The UK's leading child safety body has however spoken out...

“If I Had Given Him Just One Bottle, He’d Still Be Alive”

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Five years ago mum Jillian Johnson gave birth to a healthy baby boy Landon. Born via emergency C-section due to foetal intolerance to labour, Landon was cleared as healthy and given to his mum in the Mother-Baby Unit only 2½ hours after birth. Johnson gave birth to her son in a “Baby-Friendly” hospital. If you’re new to the term, “Baby-Friendly”...

SA Health Minister Warns of an Epidemic of Whooping Cough in South Australia

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South Australian have seen a staggering 42% jump in the number of whooping cough cases this year, with four more cases confirmed this week.  South Australian Health Minister Jack Snelling says we are heading for an epidemic of whooping cough in South Australia, with the new cases sparking a heightened warning to pregnant women.  In more than half of the cases...

Watch: Woman Discovers She’s Having a Stroke so Films It to Warn Others

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Stacey Yepes was on her way home from work one evening when she began to feel the left side of her body begin to go numb and tingle. Knowing the signs of stroke, and suspecting she was having one, she pulled over, grabbed her phone and started recording the symptoms as they unfolded. The video, which shows Ms Yepes describing her signs of...

Measles Alert: Non-vaccinated Child Spreads Measles to Three Children in Perth

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Three young children, including two young babies, have caught measles this week from an unvaccinated child, according to WA Health's Virus Watch. They were exposed to the virus at Rockingham General Hospital’s Emergency Department mid-January after a child of a non-vaccinating family presented with the deadly disease. According to WA Health’s Virus Watch publication on January 29, two cases of mumps were also...

Button Batteries – What you NEED to Know to Reduce the Risk and Safeguard Your Kids

Button batteries are everywhere. And they’re seriously lethal. Here’s what you need to know about these tiny little killers and how they could impact your kids! As a parent, you do everything humanly possible to keep your kids safe. You check and double-check seatbelts. Put a lock on every cupboard door. Secure your TV to the wall, erect barriers...

Doing it Pregnant: Your Most Embarrassing Sex Questions Answered!

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When you’re expecting there’s some majorly awkward sex questions you’re dying to answer. It’s time to stop hinting at your bestie or dancing around the topic with your doc. Mum Central is here and we’re answering it all! From your libido to lack of, oral to anal, vibrators to vaginas this is your tell-all guide to pregnant sex! NOTE: If you’re...

Keep Track of Your Pap Smear With the Get The Pap Text + Riarna’s Story!

My legs were open, the gown barely covered my knees and the doctor had an Indiana Jones flashlight shining right between my legs, yep... that was my first pap smear experience. At 24 years old, the thought of a doctor sticking their hand right up my you-know-what and failed attempts to organize a pap party with my friends had me...

True Story: Anxiety and Motherhood

I think I’ve always been an anxious person. A worrier, some might call it. But once I became a mum I really stepped it up a notch. In fact, my anxiety hit me like a tonne of bricks. It was like a thick fog engulfing me, making it hard to breathe. The first time I gave these feelings a name...

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