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First time parenthood is tiring

First time parenthood is tiring

As most new mums and dads soon find out, parenthood presents a whole new level of tiredness ...

How to foster great relationships with grandparents

How to foster great relationships with grandparents

Encouraging our children to connect with their grandparents is one of the most important things we can do as parents, explains parenting expert Jane Barry.

Power is knowledge, and support is key

Power is knowledge, and support is key

No one can prepare you for pregnancy or parenthood, however as Fiona Darling highlights, advice and support is only ever a click away.   

Questions to support new mums

Questions to support new mums

In this article for health professionals, Jean Hailes Professor Jane Fisher explains the art of finding out if a woman needs help for postnatal depression.

Seeking Evidence-Based Advice

Seeking Evidence-Based Advice

Being a celebrity does not automatically make you a health professional or a parenting expert! An increasing number of There is a growing (and quite frightening) trend of celebrities are offering health advice that is based on personal experience or opinion, but is not informed by research evidence...

Settling your baby

Settling your baby

The reality is parents will have many sleepless nights with a new baby, however it does get better!

Sometimes coping is doing just fine

Sometimes coping is doing just fine

Having a baby is a time of significant change in our lives. As Fiona Darling reminds us, some days  'coping'  is all you can do - and that's perfectly good enough.

The importance of play 'time' with your baby

The importance of play 'time' with your baby

When it comes to play time with your baby, our MCHN expert Sue suggests the best toy on the market is you.

The partner-approach to parenting

The partner-approach to parenting

Fiona Darling, Social Worker and Senior Project Officer at Jean Hailes for Women's Health, explores the adjustment period all relationships go through when experiencing life with a new baby.

Wrapping as a form of baby settling

Wrapping as a form of baby settling

They taught you how to 'wrap' your baby in hospital, but what is all the fuss really about?