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Pre-conception

My Journey with Endometriosis and Infertility

QENDO Ambassador and 1029 Hot Tomato Radio Host Emily-Jade O'Keefe on her journey with Endometriosis and infertility

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Advice and Resources for Disabled Parents

Although it might require some extra planning and perhaps some home modifications, it is certainly possible for disabled individuals to achieve their dream of becoming parents.

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Male nutrition and how it can improve fertility

Current reports indicate that fertility problems affect approximately 15% of Australian couples. There’s a lot of focus on women improving their diet and lifestyle but dad’s-to-be should aim to improve their diet just as much as their partners. Sub-optimal diets can contribute to low sperm outputs and/or sperm abnormalities.

So women trying to conceive, here are three key dietary changes that your partner or husband may need to focus on to improve fertility...

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Smoking and fertility

If you are hoping to have a baby and either you or your partner smoke, you need to quit for many reasons but also to help increase your chances of conceiving.

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Pregnancy

Birth information Pregnancy nutrition Pregnancy health

The ABC of probiotics – from pregnancy to toddlers

While probiotics have become popular in recent years, it’s not yet easy to define what they are or what exactly they do. To help, Life-Space has answered some of your most common questions.

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7 Steps to amazing pregnancy photos

7 Steps to Stunning Maternity Photos - Channon Williamson gives us her expert advice for creating truly beautiful maternity photos.

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Mind The Gap - All you need to know about abdominal muscle separation!

Abdominal Muscle Separation, or Diastasis, is a normal part of being pregnant. In this article we bust some myths about diastasis and how to help muscle recovery after birth.

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Exercise in Pregnancy - How and Why to modify

We hear various advice about modifying exercise during pregnancy, but do you know the reasons behind this? By understanding the ‘why’, pregnant women like you can make informed and empowered decisions about the way in which you stay active.

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Baby

Newborn care Baby feeding Baby sleep Baby safety Nappies Baby development

Ideal sleep environments for babies and toddlers

While there is no major formula for getting babies to sleep, you can certainly improve your chances of rest by making a few adjustments to the sleep environment.

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How much do you know about the microbiome?

Ever heard of the microbiome? It's an interconnected ecosystem containing trillions of bacteria and their cells. To help you understand its importance, Life-Space has shared their expertise.

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Starting your baby on solid foods - Tips and advice!

Introducing solids in your baby's diet is important for helping your baby learn to eat, giving them experiences of new tastes and textures from a range of foods, developing their teeth and jaws, and building other skills that they'll need later for language development.

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4 Tips For Getting Your Baby To Sleep Better

4 useful and practical tips that can be utilised straight away on how to get your baby to sleep better

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Parenting

General parenting Parenting help

How to build an unbreakable bond with your child

From the exploration in art, the tangible page turning offered with books, or the ritual of a shared experience such as a bedtime story; all help cement that crucial bond with you and your child.

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Top 3 skin problems for kids and how to deal with them

Heat rash, sunburn and eczema are common skin problems that are known to run rampant through Spring and Summer. In this short guide, you will be informed of signs, symptoms and treatments you can adopt to deal with these top 3 skin problems.

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Turn a chore into something more

Meal times can become frustrating and a battlefield at times, so over the years I have tried to find ways to use my creativity so my girls can benefit, I can spend time with them and to make meal time much more inviting and exciting! I call it a “dad win”.

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Dealing with burns

Did you know 88% of minor burns occur at home, but 90% of burns sufferers don’t know how to correctly treat them? The aim of first aid for burns is to stop the burning process, cool the burn and cover the burn.

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Toddler

Toddler nutrition Toddler development Toddler care

Tips on choosing the right child care service

This article from Starting Blocks, a government website, takes you through the step-by-step process of choosing a centre.

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Toddler Travel Tips

Travelling can provide a range of educational benefits for children from social interaction to communication, problem-solving and creative thinking. Children also benefit from being involved in the planning and preparations, which builds self-esteem and confidence.

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Reasons why role playing is important for your child

The benefits of role playing among kids are fundamental in enhancing skills required for healthy development. It is no wonder child therapists use role play therapy to help children going through difficult situations and even to treat conditions such as autism.

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A Nurturing Approach to Early Learning

Research on brain development and learning confirms how crucial the early years are in a child’s learning and development. Eighty-five per cent of the foundation for a child’s intellect, personality and skills is formed by age 5. Placing your child in a carefully selected early learning environment will enable them to flourish - supporting decision-making, encouraging involvement, and promoting independence.

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Parenting BlogSpot

Babywearing - Why you should fall in love with it

Ever wondered more about babywearing? Amber from The Infant Boutique recounts her babywearing journey and how she fell in love with it and what she did once she did.

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Meet the PBC Expo Resident Dad George Georgievski

Introducing PBC Expos first ever Resident Dad, George Georgiveski of School Lunch Box. George is a 44 year old dad from Geelong who uses his creativity to make amazing lunches for his 2 daughters and in the process has built an amazing online following by inspiring mums, dads and care givers through both his lunches and his parenting style.

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Anxiety in Breastfeeding, Mastitis & Support

Amanda describes her experience with Mastitis and overcoming her fears associated with breast feeding in public.

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Change your expectations, not your baby

Many new parents have expectations of what it is like to have a new baby - but how realistic are they. Learn why asking for, and accepting, help is a good idea

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