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Communicating with Your Children About Bullying
Bullying No Way Week – August 12 to 16, 2024 As we gear up for the newly renamed Bullying No Way:...
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Celebrating International Day of Friendship in Our Communities
Strengthening Local Bonds In a world often characterised by global connections, it’s easy to overlook...
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Navigating Hate Speech and Trolling
A Parent’s Guide to Safeguarding Teens Online In today’s digital era, the internet serves...
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Shining a Light on Maternal Mental Illness
Bringing a new life into the world is often envisioned as a joyous occasion, yet for many mothers in...
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Nurturing Emotional Intelligence in Your Child
Parenting is a journey filled with joy, challenges, and the opportunity for profound emotional connections...
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Navigating Barriers to Nutritious Kids Lunch Boxes
As parents, ensuring your children receive the right nutrition is a top priority. The food choices we...
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Navigating Friendship Struggles with your Tween
Navigating friendship struggles with a tween can be a complex journey. As they transition through this...
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The Rollercoaster of Hormones: Navigating Postpartum Hormone Shifts
Bringing a new life into the world is a miraculous journey that transforms not only your life but also...
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Mitigating the Effects of Parental Arguments on Children: Nurturing Emotional Wellbeing
Every couple has their moments and parental arguments are a natural part of any relationship, but their...
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Self-Care Tips for Parents: Nurturing Your Well-being During the Festive Season
Amidst the twinkling lights and festive cheer, the holiday season often ushers in a whirlwind of joy...
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The Changing Role of Dads
In honour of International Men’s Day on the 19th of November, let’s discuss the notable shifts...
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The Importance of Less Screen Time for Kids: Nurturing Healthy Habits
In today’s digital age, it’s no secret that screens have become an integral part of our lives....
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Perinatal Mental Health Week 2023: Breaking the Silence and Seeking Support
Welcome to Perinatal Mental Health Week 2023(12th-18th November), a time when we come together to shed...
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Achieving Parenting Harmony: Embracing Diversity in Parenting Styles
Parenting is a beautiful journey filled with moments of joy, but it can also be marked by unique challenges,...
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Hyperemesis Gravidarum: Navigating Severe Morning Sickness During Pregnancy
Pregnancy is often described as a time of joy and anticipation, but for some expectant mothers, it can...
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Behind the success - kids and anxiety
Kids and anxiety – what others don’t see Make a cuppa –...
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A day in the Life of a Newborn
Eat, sleep, poop, cry. That’s pretty much it. Except it isn’t. There are so many new things to discover...
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How to Communicate Effectively with our Partner
Communication is the basis of all our relationships and interactions with other humans. When we are born,...
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An open conversation about breastfeeding
Speaking from the perspective of a midwife and a mother who struggled greatly with breastfeeding, the...
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Could you experience birth trauma? 
Many things can happen in unexpected ways during the process of being pregnant, having a baby, and becoming...
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The Importance of Meeting Your Baby's Needs:
Empowering New Parents. A message to fellow parents and soon-to-be parents that may need to hear this! I...
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LGBTQI+ Parents
By Emma Atkinson, Midwife There is no way to make a definitive guide for any group of parents as each...
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The Mental Load
By Emma Atkinson, Midwife Is this phrase something you have heard of? Mental load which includes emotional...
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Attachment Parenting
By Emma Atkinson, Midwife Attachment parenting sounded to me like a nightmare, as a parent who struggled...
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Social Interactions with a baby
Social interactions are basically any contact that we have with other people. Everybody’s social interactions...
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Alcohol Consumption in the Perinatal Period
Alcohol consumption is pervasive and socially accepted in many cultures and societies. Women are...
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Perinatal Nutrition
Mood and Food – Nutrition During the Perinatal Period. It is now widely understood...
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Exercise in the Perinatal Period
In the perinatal period we may be prone to higher-than-normal levels of anxiety and depression. This...
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Creating Healthy Sleep Habits
Sleep is important to your overall health. The following recommendations are designed to help you create...
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Mindfulness and Meditation
Simple tips to help reduce stress and anxiety in your pregnancy.
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Multiple pregnancies
Some things to consider if you've just found out you're having a multiple pregnancy.
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Postpartum Conversations
Postpartum conversations to have with your partner about roles and parenting.
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World Breast Feeding Week 2022
World Breast feeding Week (WBW) is between Aug 1-7. To recognise World Breast Feeding Week, we asked...
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Supporting children with anxiety
Supporting children with anxiety can be difficult, and often confronting for parents. It can be hard...
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Early pregnancy loss
Unfortunately, early pregnancy loss can occur in 1 in 5 pregnancies. The end of a pregnancy before 20...
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Special care nursery from the other side
Working in a special care nursery is an absolute privilege. To be tasked to look after tiny, new humans...
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Antenatal Anxiety & Depression (During Pregnancy)
‘Antenatal anxiety or depression’ is the term for anxiety and/ or depression that occurs during pregnancy....
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How do you know if you have postnatal depression/ anxiety?
If you’re reading this, you might have heard about postnatal anxiety and depression and wondering if...
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Perinatal intrusive thoughts, OCD & psychosis
Intrusive thoughts One of the potential symptoms of postnatal depression/ anxiety is persistent worries...
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Preparing self and home for baby- what do you really need?
What we hope to share here is some loving honesty to help your expectations of what life will be like...
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Supporting someone with perinatal mental health symptoms
As the support person of someone experiencing perinatal mental health issues it can be a sensitive space...
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Surviving NICU
The NICU (neonatal intensive care unit) journey can be a gruelling one. Whether your little love is in...
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What to expect during pregnancy
Growing a new life, a little human complete with fingers, toes and a sweet little nose, is no mean feat....
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Sex after birth & pregnancy
For some of us, sex just isn’t something we are thinking about in the early days after we have had a...
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PNDA: Risk factors, causes & treatment
Because there are a variety of interacting factors that cause PNDA, recovery often involves more than...
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