Breast Is Not Always Best!
Breast Is Not Always Best!
Fiona Edwards explores why breast is not always best! She shares her struggles as a formula feeder – and argues it’s time we changed the messaging to new mums. Every time I opened the tin of formula, I got angrier and angrier. The words printed on the side burned through me like hot iron; ‘If you choose not to breastfeed...’ I...
Mum Truth: 9 Real Stages of Pregnancy You Won’t Find in any Book!
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Aaah the stages of pregnancy. And I don’t mean the ones you will find in medical journals that help you follow the growth of a baby. I mean the real stages of pregnancy. Most women experience them, some may be lucky enough to skip one or two. We’ve all been there. We’ve all felt them. Here’s the #realmumtruth about the real...
Research Further Confirms a New Baby Making Sperm Superfood
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If you're on the baby-making trail, stop the press, there's a new sperm superfood in town. It's walnuts.  Two separate studies have confirmed that walnuts are in fact, the nuts that are good for.... your nuts! (Okay, no more puns we promise. This is serious science.) Two studies, one on men and one on mice have both demonstrated that walnuts can...
Mum Makes Striking Pregnancy Announcement, Highlighting Infertility
Lauren Walker Pregnancy Announcement
This Mum shared the hard reality of what her pregnancy announcement really entailed.. 452 needles and 953 days.  When Lauren Walker (USA) announced her pregnancy on Facebook, she didn’t do it with the same old ultrasound pic that you see all of the time. This awesome announcement included needles. Yep, needles. Actually, it included the 452 needles that Walker used during her fertility...
Is Chrissy Teigen the Modern Mums’ Hero? Here’s 4 Reasons Why She Just Could Be!
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Let’s cut straight to the chase…. Chrissy Teigen is just an awesome human being. From mummy struggles to shutting down bullies this woman is our kind of girl! Teigen is a modern celebrity in every sense of the word. The model, who has graced the pages of various magazines including Sports Illustrated and been embraced by the world of...
Birth Photography? No Way!
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Pondering if birthday photography is for you? Our writer says, ‘Get the camera away from my downstairs. Thanks!’  When I was pregnant with my first baby I was all over every detail of the upcoming birth. I had all the regular worries about pain relief, making it to the hospital on time; and of course, the one we all obsess...
Opinion: Stop Assuming Abortion is the ‘Easy Way Out’
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A Mum Central community member shares her personal story and her objection to the message that abortion is the easy way out.  Mainstream and social media have swamped us with the pro-life, pro-choice debate. I’m ok that there are points of view on both sides. What I’m not ok with is the inference that keeps reappearing: the assumption that having an abortion...
“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...
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...