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Debunking the Bump


Debunking the Bump is authored by a mathematician who uses her skills with numbers to analyze the many risks and precautions associated with pregnancy. Recognizing that many women go through pregnancy frightened by warnings against common foods, beverages, and activities, her goal is to put those risks in perspective and reassure women that most of the time pregnancy proceeds well with good outcomes.

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Singing to the baby in utero

Penny Simkin presents Singing to the Baby


Choosing the Right Music for Labour and Birth


How to pick the perfect birthing songs for your pregnancy  When asked what music is best for labour, most women and men will give you answers that entail soft selections, peaceful and calming music or nature sounds. While these might be great for some women, they are not perfect for others.

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Comfort in labour


How you can help yourself to a normal satisfying childbirth

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The effect of feeding method on sleep duration, maternal well-being and postpartum depression


When a breastfeeding mother is depressed--or even at risk for depression--she is often advised to supplement with formula so that she can get more sleep. Results of recent studies suggest, however, that exclusively breastfeeding mothers actually get more sleep than their mixed- or formula-feeding counterparts. The present study examines the relationship between feeding method, maternal well-being, and postpartum depression in a sample of 6,410 mothers of infants 0-12 months of age. Our findings revealed that women who were breastfeeding reported significantly more hours of sleep, better physical health, more energy, and lower rates of depression than mixed- or formula-feeding mothers

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Breastfeeding - Start Out Right


Breastfeeding is the natural and normal way of feeding infants and young children, and human milk is the milk made specifically for human infants. Starting out right helps to ensure breastfeeding is a pleasant experience for both you and your baby. Breastfeeding should be easy and trouble free for most mothers.

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Skin to Skin

The nine instinctive stages of the newborn


Based on the research of Ann-Marie Widstrom, a Swedish researcher on skin to skin contact between mom and baby at birth, there are nine observable stages in the first hour or two after birth when a baby is placed immediately skin to skin with his mother.

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Skin to skin Launch invitation


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Amazing bath of a newborn

The "Thalasso Bain Bébé" is an original bathing approach.



Being a father

Craig believes that masculinity is a profoundly beautiful gift to humanity, and that it is wounded masculinity that is so often deeply destructive

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