Brisbane Children’s Hospital Gender Clinic: How Three Year Old Samuel Became Olivia
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Gender identity isn’t something that just adults deal with. Dr. Stephen Stathis at the Children's Hospital Gender Clinic, Brisbane, is helping children who are struggling with gender issues. At 18-months Samuel didn’t want anything to do with being a boy. He couldn’t identify with the stereotypical boy toys and clothing, and at age 2 asked, “When will I get a vagina?”...
New App Fights Against Skin Cancer: Melanoma Diagnosis App
What if you could get that weird-looking mole on your back checked out almost instantly? Well now you can. A new Australian app gives you the chance to get a virtual consultation from almost anywhere! Melanoma is serious business. This is especially true in Australia, where (along with New Zealand) there are the highest world-wide rates of this type of skin...
“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”...
Mum Truths: The Stuff Nobody Tells You Before You Have Kids
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Of course they tell you that your life is going to change. That you’ll never feel such love.... All that schmaltz. What they neglect to say is that for every ounce of love there is a whole bucket of crap you get to endure too.  Here’s the insiders guide to the stuff nobody tells you. Probably because you might not have...
11 Times It Was Not My Period – It Was Actually You, Husband!
Is there anything more annoying than being cranky as hell for a legit reason and your guy suggesting it’s because you’re in tampon-town? Husbands and periods. Kill us. Here’s 11 examples (of millions to choose from) where it was you, husband, and nothing to do with my lady-bits… The only thing more predictable than a menstrual cycle is a man’s claim...
Plus Sized and Pregnant: Why Body Confidence Is Irrelevant (& Health is)
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Writer Klara Donovan shares the truth about being plus sized and being pregnant. She shares the honest truth, hard facts and says the science doesn’t lie. Being overweight is not the healthiest choice if you can avoid it. When my husband and I decided to start our family, I knew that our situation might be a little bit complicated. You see, I...
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...
Hilarious! 5 Types of Tired Only Mums Can Understand
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I had coffee early this morning with a first time pregnant friend. She had decaf. You know, because #pregnant. I had my third coffee of the morning. Because, you know, mum tired. I asked how she was. And with that gorgeous first time expecting mum sigh, she said she was tired. Tired. Oh to be that kind of new-at-all-this tired. You...
Scarlett Johansson on Motherhood: I’m Barely Holding It Together.
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This week actress Scarlett Johansson admitted to the world that as a mum and working woman she's really struggling. With guilt. With being everywhere. With being nowhere. And real mums across the world nodded in agreement. Being Mum is one of the best jobs in the world, right? Sure, the hours are hideous and the pay is lousy (well, non-existent) but raising a lovely little...
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...