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Matrescence is a term every new parent should know. And yes, we mean dads too

If you’ve just become a new mum and feel like everything you thought you knew about your life no longer makes any sense, be assured that it’s not all in your head. Giving birth is a life-changing experience, which can trigger a huge and profound transformation. And there’s even a term for it: matrescence. Here’s […]

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Emily Atack welcomes her little bundle of joy after being “3,789 months pregnant”

Emily Atack has announced the birth of her baby boy. Taking to Instagram last week, the star posted an image of herself cradling her beautiful new baby alongside her partner, Alistair Garner. She captioned the image to her 1.9million followers with: “We have a beautiful son. Barney James Garner. All my dreams have come true.”

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4 reasons why you might want to eat dates in your third trimester

Are you in your third trimester and thinking about how you might be able to speed up labour? Or maybe you’re wanting to know how you can reduce your chances of needing an induction? The answer you’re looking for is: dates. Despite their small, shrivelled exterior, these little fruits sure do pack a punch when

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The power of touch: new research shows baby massage eases postnatal depression

Baby massage is well-known for its many benefits for babies such as promoting relaxation, aiding in digestion, soothing fussiness and enhancing parent-child bonding. However, a new study has found that baby massage also helps mums too, especially those experiencing postnatal depression. Here’s what you need to know… What was the study about? Researchers in London

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