When news broke this week that Angelina Jolie had undergone a preventative double mastectomy after discovering she had the BRCA1 gene (a “faulty” gene that increases the risk of breast and ovarian cancer), my mind went back to the day I found out I carried the same gene fault.
It also made me realise I had something in common with Angelina Jolie, the most beautiful woman in the world.… Read the rest
Did you know that Australia only has ONE specialist, national perinatal depression helpline?
And did you know that due to funding shortfalls this helpline – run by PANDA (the Post and Antenatal Depression Association) – can only help 7 per cent of the mums who need it? You might also be interested to know that it only takes about ONE MINUTE and THREE CLICKS on your computer to help PANDA call for urgent increased funding to support the growing number of women diagnosed with postnatal depression.
So what are you waiting for … here’s how you can help!… Read the rest
The Government will abolish the Baby Bonus as of March 1, 2014, under the 2013 budget announced by Treasurer Wayne Swan on Tuesday (May 14).
The payment will be replaced by a $2000 increase in Family Tax A following the birth of a first child. Second and subsequent children will trigger a $1000 increase. The increases will be paid in fortnightly installments. … Read the rest
So, what’s making news in the world of pregnancy and parenting this week?
Which exciting new show (on ice!) is heading to Australia? What will 75 per cent of mums be doing this Mother’s Day? What is helping parents of children born via surrogacy or donor gametes explain the situation to their little ones? Which new radio station has been created to raise money for the Sydney Children’s Hospital in Randwick? How can you find out more about pelvic instability? And why is there a connection between family income and child development? Read on to find out … … Read the rest
I wouldn’t be a very good celebrity blogger if I didn’t discuss what is to be the hottest and most-waited-for celebrity baby this decade!
People like to say the royals are boring and generally won’t admit to being totally fascinated by them. But then came Kate … what a gorgeous girl and does she know how to totally rock maternity clothes! Mind you, I am sure if we had her money (and starting weight) we too would rock pregnancy!… Read the rest
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