Why I’m Finally Okay with my Mum Tum…
Mum Tum
Hannah Gierhart says it’s time to be thankful for a body that produced a miracle... Let go of body angst and embrace your Mum Tum.  Here’s a disclaimer before I start: I’ve never had an enviable stomach. I’m not ashamed of it (though that’s been a long journey) but I just need to be clear that when I write of celebrating...
IVF Doctor Reveals Couple Who Can’t Conceive are Actually Biological Twins
Actually Biological Twins
A doctor has discovered a couple are actually biological twins after running routine DNA tests.  The couple had attended a clinic in Jackson, Mississippi after failing to fall pregnant and deciding to seek information on IVF. They had no idea they were related, let alone actually biological twins. The doctor who accepted their 'routine' case and later made the startling revelation cannot be...
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...
Shocking Health Warning: Mystery Rash on Toddler’s Face Could Have Been Avoided
A mystery rash. What child hasn’t gotten one of those? In Sienna Duffield’s case what started as a simple rash turned much, much more. It's every mum and child's nightmare.  When Sienna Duffield broke out in a blistering rash on her face, the doctors couldn’t diagnose the problem. The toddler’s rash started right after her 2nd birthday. The longer the little...
Deadly Nappy Sacks: Warnings After 16 Babies Have Died
deadly nappy sacks
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...
Health Warning: Measles Outbreak Western Sydney + List of Places of Potential Exposure
measles outbreak western sydney
NSW Health has warned of a measles outbreak in Western Sydney announcing there are now 10 confirmed cases.  They today released a list of dates and places infectious people have been, asking people who think they may have been exposed to have a preventative injection. NSW Health are further urging people to be vaccinated fearing there could be many more cases in the next...
Widow’s Heartbreak: ‘You are enough, right now, right as you are. Take the photos.’
one fit widow
A widow has shared a heartfelt warning this week about the significance of capturing memories with your family. 'Take the photos' she says.  Michelle Steinke says she regrets not being in more photos with her late husband, admitting her body image issues held her back from getting behind the camera. In 2009, Steinke’s husband Mitchel was killed in a plane crash, leaving...
SA: 18 Month Old Dies of Suspected Meningococcal Disease + Know the Signs!
AN 18-month-old child suspected of contracting meningococcal disease has died in the Women’s and Children’s Hospital after being air lifted from Mannum. Via The Advertiser: The child had undergone meningococcal disease testing on Sunday though the results are not known. An SA Health spokeswoman released a statement on Sunday afternoon; “An 18-month old child from regional South Australia tragically passed away this...
Five Week Old Fighting for Life After Parents Decline Routine Vitamin K Injection
Vitamin K Injection
A FIVE-WEEK-OLD baby is fighting for his life after a brain haemorrhage. His parents had declined a routine vitamin K shot given to all newborns.  The baby presented to Lismore base hospital last week with bleeding on the brain. He was later transferred to Lady Cilento Children’s Hospital in Brisbane. If the baby survives, he will likely be severely disabled. The...
What’s That Smell? Vaginas: What’s Normal, What’s Not And What Not To Ignore
Aaaah the magical vagina. We have a complicated relationship with this body part, especially when it comes to odour. (You're already cringing right? Well, breathe deep and stay with me. This is important.) If you've got 'almost paranoia' about your lady garden smelling anything but fresh you're far from alone. Speaking bluntly though, if things smell rotten or fishy it can...