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...
An App That’s Also Birth Control? Would You Trust the Tech on this Biggie?
Birth control on your phone? Yep, that’s really a thing now. There is a birth control app. Yikes! The big question is, would you trust the tech to keep you a baby-free-zone?  Nuclear physicist Elina Berglund’s app is about to become the first technology-based contraceptive. Her app, Natural Cycles, isn’t approved everywhere. But, the German inspection and certification organisation Tuv...
Here’s Nine of the Most Magical Childbirth Photos You’ll Ever See
Childbirth. It’s one of the most magical, beautiful, all-out crazy experiences that you’ll ever have. With that in mind, capturing it in photography form is one way to save these most-precious moments for all time. The International Association of Professional Birth Photographers (IAPBP) 2017 Image of the Year Competition has come through with some of the most astounding, amazing and...
I Don’t Want to Share My Pregnancy on Facebook: Don’t Ask Me To!
Feeling pressured by friends to announce her impending bump online Nicki Newton-Plater dared to buck the trend. Guess what? It’s NOT compulsory to share your pregnancy online...   Social media has changed the way we announce that we are expecting. Its also changed the way we document the nine months leading up to that miraculous day when a brand new life...
Mum Science Experiment: Watch What Happens When Breast Milk Meets Virus
Breast milk has benefits galore! We know you probably already knew that, but seriously, it’s actually really amazing when it comes to fighting illness. If you don’t believe us, check out what this totally viral breast milk experiment shows. So, you’ve heard “breast is the best” no less than a zillion times. Well, one science student smarty shows us that in...