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...
Down & Dirty Secrets: How to Conceive a Boy!
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Fed up of all things girly? Or maybe pink just isn’t your colour? Perhaps you have a gaggle of girls and would love to add a little boy to the mix. Some folks will do whatever it takes to try and guarantee the gender of their offspring. If you’re one of these people here’s a few tricks to try that...
Beyonce Announces She’s Pregnant with Twins!
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Beyoncé is pregnant again, and this time she and Jay Z are expecting twins! "We would like to share our love and happiness," Mr. and Mrs. Carter wrote, captioning a diva-esque baby-bump photo of Queen Bey. "We have been blessed two times over. We are incredibly grateful that our family will be growing by two, and we thank you...
Meet the Willow Wearable Breast Pump and Say Goodbye to Traditional Pumps
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That typical breast pump may be a thing of the past. Meet the Willow wearable breast pump that may just make all of your nursing needs come true! So, you pump breast milk. Yeah, plenty of us mums do it. Whether you need to keep baby fed when you head out to work or you’re about to leave for a mini holiday,...
Breastfeeding Woes: When Your Breasts Just Aren’t Committed
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I planned to breastfeed. I did the introductory breastfeeding class in my 3rd trimester, purchased a nursing bra and selected a lactation cookie recipe from thousands on Pinterest. Then the breastfeeding woes set in. Breast was best, I had no doubt about it, and I was all-in. “It’s like watching grass grow, isn’t it?” It was uttered by a tactless lactation consultant...