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How Soon After Giving Birth Can You Get Pregnant & Other Post-Pregnancy FAQs

How Soon After Giving Birth Can You Get Pregnant & Other Post-Pregnancy FAQs Many mothers find pregnancy to be the most exciting journey of their lives and look forward to reliving the experience all over again. I loved being pregnant but was really nauseous up to around week 13 of my first pregnancy, from then on I began to enjoy one or two ‘good days’ each week where I didn’t feel so bad. Gradually the good days increased until by 16 weeks, I was feeling 100% again. Those weeks of nausea dragged by and I dreaded feeling the same way during my next pregnancy. I needn’t have worried though because I didn’t have one bit of nausea next time around which was a massive relief! Let’s take a look at all you need to know when trying for your next baby...

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Does My Baby Have Silent Reflux?

Does My Baby Have Silent Reflux?

Silent reflux, also called laryngopharyngeal reflux (LPR), is a type of reflux in which the contents of the stomach flow back into the larynx (the voice box), back of the throat and nasal passages. The term "silent" comes into play as the reflux is not necessarily causing any visible symptoms.

Reflux is common in babies as young as a few weeks old. If it persists beyond a year or causes negative side effects for your child, treatment may be recommended by your paediatrician.

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How Can We Keep Our Relationships Strong After Birth?

How Can We Keep Our Relationships Strong After Birth? When our kids were young, we soon fell into a routine of me doing everything and my husband doing nothing. I used to think that by the time I explained something to him, I could have just done it myself plus I didn’t want to have to ask! I wanted him to notice things and take the initiative; which led to him feeling useless and distancing himself and me resenting him for not being a mind-reader!

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My Baby Cries After Feeding: What's Wrong?

My Baby Cries After Feeding: What's Wrong? Most mothers quickly develop a bag of tricks soon after birth to soothe their crying baby, checking for dirty nappies, making sure their baby isn’t still hungry, isn’t tired and cranky or if you’re anything like me, making sure all itchy labels are removed from clothing and that no clothing is uncomfortably tight or irritating. But sometimes you can go through all of this and more and your baby is STILL crying. So, what do you do? 

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Help and Advice on Dealing With Infant Colic

Help and Advice on Dealing With Infant Colic

Colic and Reflux can be hard to detect, but there are things which can help to relieve the problem for some babies, with a little trial and error. The mental impact of caring for a baby with colic can be considerable, and it's important that new parents are able to access great support mechanisms during what can be an intensely stressful time.

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