Skin care is at the fore of many women's minds - mums included. The stress of running around after a family means you should care for
your skin even more. Here are nine skin
care tips that will surely keep your skin strong and supple.
Rheumatoid Arthriti is often confused with with osteoarthritis with the common
misconception that it is "an old person's disease". Here's how you can help
What factors impact on the complex early relationship between parent and new baby? And why are they so vital in the creation of 'family'?
A women's physical and mental health can
be seriously compromised after childbirth. Find out how a residential early parenting program can help.
We've all noticed those genetically blessed celebrities get back to their pre-baby body in the
blink of an eye. So how do they do it?
If you are suffering from a postnatal mood disorder,
having the support of a partner can be helpful. Below are some tips for
supporting an expectant or new mother who has symptoms of depression
There is a widespread belief that antenatal and postnatal depression is
only experienced by women. Research and anecdotal evidence suggests that
this is not the case. It is believed that around one in 14 men will
experience depression during the antenatal and postnatal period, with
some evidence suggesting that the figure could be as high as one in
This is an uncommon disorder that occurs in 1 - 2 per 1,000 women and
has a sudden onset with severe symptoms - usually within 2 - 3 weeks of
The relationship between postnatal depression and breastfeeding is complex and different for each woman, it can be positive or negative.
More than 15% of women and 10% of men develop postnatal depression. Many
women do not know that postnatal depression can occur after delivery
and typically blame themselves, their partners or their baby for the way
The term baby blues refers to a
brief episode of mood swings, tearfulness, anxiety and difficulty in
sleeping that is very common in the first week after the birth of a
baby. Some 50-80% of women have such an experience. Read how to cope.
Australian midwives are latching on to the ancient Chinese technique of
acupressure to assist women through pregnancy, birth and postnatally.
Being a healthy mum is about more than what you eat and how much you exercise. Keep this simple list of tips handy and whenever you just
aren't feeling so great, give yourself a little pick-me-up.
Eating healthy food is important for overall wellbeing. Here are some good ideas for
quick, easy and healthy snacks to satisfy you when you feel a little
Most people are familiar with the term 'postnatal depression' but what is perinatal depression? And how many women will develop it?
Did you know that most women are wearing a bra that doesn't fit them properly? Are you one of them? Read our tips on finding the best-fitting bra for you.
For better or worse, for richer or poorer, in sickness and in health ... blah blah blah. Did you notice your vows don't mention kids? What's that telling us?
High-profile author, tv presenter, ex-magazine editor, blogger and mother of three, Mia Freedman shares her thoughts and experiences as a mum.
If your hormones aren't 'in balance' you might experience depression, headaches, insomnia, fatigue and weight gain If this sounds like you, read on ...
When is the 'right' time to start having sex again after having a baby? Our guide will help to get you back on track.
What exactly is homoeopathy and what conditions, from pre-pregnancy to childhood, can a homoeopath treat? We ask homoeopath Patricia Hatherly ...
You're not the only new parent who feels isolated after the birth of a new baby. Here are some tips on meeting other parents!
If we can learn to let go of our expectations we are free to take each moment as it comes, to enjoy what we have got rather than focusing on what is missing.
As qualified medical carers, your midwife can take you from pre-pregnancy through to early parenting help and support.
Like any muscles your pelvic floor muscles need a regular workout to stay strong - especially during pregnancy and post birth.
A happy, healthy mum means a happy, healthy family. From the early stages of becoming a mum it's important to make yourself and your health a priority ...
Can you lose weight when breastfeeding? Will it happen naturally or do you have to watch what you eat?
Pregnancy and childbirth trigger hormonal changes that can lead to postnatal depression, low libido, weight gain, hair loss, tiredness and more ...
Carrying babies and toddlers can be a pain in the neck, back, arms…! Read our 6 tips on how you can reduce the stress on your body while still bonding with baby.
Life changes when a baby is born and so does your relationship. Find out how to adjust and keep your relationship on track.
What is gestational diabetes and how do you recognise it? Here are some tips on recognising the symptoms of and managing gestational diabetes.
Back pain is common among new mums. Read our tips for new mums for avoiding and coping with back pain.
Early motherhood is a demanding time both physically and emotionally. Finding time to exercise can be just as challenging. Here are our tips ...
Sleep is the all-important ingredient to a successful family recipe, and not only for you but also for your baby and toddler. Read our A-Z guide ...
Famous 'yummy mummies', with their nannies, trainers and stylists, aren't realistic role models. Read our tips on finding the old you ... or a new one!
Mothers often complain that their partners aren't as involved as they'd like. So how can mums help share the parenting load and save their sanity?
In pregnancy sometimes things don't go exactly as planned. Here are some pregnancy complications and what to look out for.
While there is nothing like the wonder of a brand new life, both parents may be wondering how they are going to cope. What are symptons of PND?
Postnatal exercise - getting back to your pre-pregnancy exercise routine, posture, shape and tone can be daunting given the stresses of new motherhood.