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Issue #19

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The Lamaze Healthy Birth Practices


The Lamaze Healthy Birth Practices are the foundation of Lamaze. These Birth Practices are designed to help simplify your birth process with a natural approach that helps alleviate your fears and manage pain. Regardless of your baby’s size, your labour’s length and complexity, or your confidence level, these care practices will help keep labour and your baby's birth as safe and healthy as possible.

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Ultrasound Scans in Pregnancy – Your Questions Answered!


Having an ultrasound has become an expected part of pregnancy, and modern women may have many scans, sometimes beginning from the early weeks.

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Intervention Intelligence


Common Medical Interventions you should know about, just in case. You may be planning a natural birth, but there are times when your health-care provider must intervene for health and safety reasons.

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Signs of labour: Know what to expect


Do you know the typical signs of labour? Understand the changes your body will go through as you prepare to give birth. In the movies, babies are often born quickly and in dramatic fashion. The mother doubles over from the pain of a single contraction and suddenly the baby appears. In reality, however, labour usually takes time — and the early signs of labour can be subtle. Here's what you need to know about the common signs of labour.

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Sleep Sweet Talk


iMothering TALK available until 30 September 2016

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Breastfeeding “difference between life and death”, says UNICEF


UNICEF research has revealed that the longer breastfeeding is delayed, the higher the risk of infant death within the first month of life.

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Skin to Skin

Activate your hormones to become a better mother… and a happier person!


Why are some women better mothers than others? Turns out that some women have more “love” hormones than others. Oxytocin is one of the key maternal hormones, but it doesn’t just make women more maternal, it makes them more loving in general -- and happier!

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The Involved Father


Fathers’ expert Dr Kyle Pruett explains that fathers have a distinct style of communication and interaction with children. By eight weeks of age, infants can tell the difference between their mother’s and father’s interaction with them. This diversity, in itself, provides children with a broader, richer experience of contrasting relational interactions.

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Baby photography inspiration


Some inspiring baby photography

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Belly laughs: Answers to your toughest pregnancy questions


So you’re pregnant. You’re moody, gaining weight and anticipating a delivery during which you have no idea what will happen. And what about after the baby is born?

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