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A simple way new mums can reduce their anxiety

A simple way new mums can reduce their anxiety

Parenting expert Dr Heather Rowe examines how fear-based health messages targeting those with a new baby can cause unnecessary anxiety in new mums.

Challenging and changing the language of parenting

Challenging and changing the language of parenting

We use all words, phrases and ideas to describe newborns, parenting and motherhood. Jane Fisher explores whether these are helpful ...

Happy Mother's Day

Happy Mother's Day

Mother’s Day reminds us of the inestimable social contribution that women make to the world as they care for their fetuses, newborns, infants and young children. Sometimes, this contribution is forgotten. While Mother’s Day is a great way to celebrate mothers in our society, we should acknowledge the unparalleled addition that mothers make to our world every day.

Health messages for pregnant women and new parents

Health messages for pregnant women and new parents

Health messages for pregnant women and new parents are everywhere. The question is whether they are useful, or relate, to you.

Honouring what happened when your baby was born

Honouring what happened when your baby was born

Each of us needs to honour what happened when our baby was born. But what happens when it's difficult to put your experience into words because they were uncommon or you simply don't understand them?

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.

Keeping your baby in mind at family gatherings

Keeping your baby in mind at family gatherings

In the midst of holiday season, Jane encourages parents to keep their babies needs in mind at family gatherings.

Making time to be on your own together

Making time to be on your own together

The relationship between partners is fundamentally important when you become a parent. However juggling a new baby and adjustments to your relationshop is often easier said than done ...

Men and postnatal worry

Men and postnatal worry

What are the common sources of worry for new fathers?

Motherhood and identity with a new baby

Motherhood and identity with a new baby

There is never a perfect time in a woman’s life to have a baby. One of the inevitable, but least anticipated experiences of motherhood, is how much is 'lost' when a baby is born ...