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Parenthub

Parenthub is a free online resource for Australian parents. It provides relevant and up to date health information.

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  • getting pregnant (preconception)
  • pregnancy and birth
  • parenting newborns through to teenagers
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Last reviewed: September 2019

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Sleep positions during pregnancy and pregnancy pillow

Pregnant and having trouble sleeping? Find out about sleep positions that keep you and your baby safe and how to support your body while sleeping.

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Natural birth

For some expectant mothers the thought of a drug free birth can be downright terrifying. But as Beth explains, if you are equipped with the proper knowledge and right mindset during your pregnancy, a completely drug free birth can be one of the most beautiful and fulfilling experiences of your life.

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Baby walkers: Are they safe? Information for parents | Parenthub

Are baby walkers safe? Will they help your child learn to walk and keep them occupied while you work? Find out if baby walkers are right for your child.

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Induction of labour

Inducing labour allows women to deliver their baby normally by stimulating labour contractions. There are several medical and surgical techniques which can be used.

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Pregnancy weight gain

Pregnancy weight gain is normally 11.5-16kg. Gaining too much weight during pregnancy is unhealthy. Overweight and obese pregnant women should gain only 5-9kg.

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Introducing solids to complement breastfeeding and weaning

Breastfeeding, starting solids and weaning should occur at particular stages of a babys development. Exclusive breastfeeding until 6 months and introducing solids gradually thereafter is recommended for most babies, but there are exceptions to these baby feeding rules.

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Positive parenting for busy school mornings

In the morning rush of getting out of bed and packing school lunches, showing a child love and affection helps start the day on a positive note.

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Settling a crying baby

A crying baby needs love and attention. There are many things parents can do to settle a crying baby.

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Hand washing- why teach your kids?

Hand washing with soap and water is an important skill for children to learn because it prevents diseases and helps children develop independence and confidence.

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Diet impacts male fertility and sperm health

What a man eats influences his fertility. Eating all the right foods can increase fertility for men trying to conceive, whereas an unhealthy diet contributes to infertility. Fruits, vegetables and other antioxidant rich foods are a key part of any fertility diet. Being overweight, obese and related conditions like type 2 diabetes mellitus and erectile dysfunction also negatively influence male fertility.

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