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Active birth is a range of techniques that some women use to help them stay in control during labour, cope with the pain and reduce the need for pain relief medications. Some women like to do yoga, relaxation exercise, hypnotherapy and attend childbirth classes to help them prepare for labour. These methods are not necessarily supported by research but some women find them useful. It is important that you choose the right support people in labour. This is a very special time for you and…


Keep Calm and use your BRAIN! A tool to navigate the tricky territory of informed consent, which is such an important part of a satisfying and fulfilling birth experience. / Colleen at


Nicole Trunfio hooks baby Zion under her arm and flashes toned tummy

Good cause: She has also become a mouthpiece for the importance of breastfeeding and reducing the stigma attached to doing so in public after starring on Elle's June subscriber's copy feeding her tot


Mastering the Breastfeeding Latch

One of the most important parts of breastfeeding is a good latch. Here are some breastfeeding positions for mom and baby that can help make breastfeeding easy and comfortable.


Calm Fussy Babies Instantly By Massaging These 7 Parts Of Their Feet

Cranky babies can be suffering from various things — including tummy pains, constipation, congestion, and the flu. And though pediatrician-recommended treatments and medications are always crucial to follow, soothing home remedies might make good additions to Mom and Baby’s routine. In our exclusive guide, we share some foot reflexology tips that could help calm fussy babies.


Breastfeeding Makes you Hungry! I was so hungry after my son was born and I was getting started with breastfeeding. So hungry. Breastfeeding hunger made my pregnancy appetite feel like nothing. Aside from huge meals, I snacked at regular intervals. I tried to be healthy with my snacking because I wanted to lose my baby weight quickly (and I did! Read about it here). Of course, it was also important to be able to eat things one handed and quietly, so these snacks also fit this criteria. Here…


Breastfeeding in the First Week: 4 Things You Will Be Glad You Knew

Breastfeeding may be “natural” it takes some time for both mom and her newborn baby to learn. Here are 4 important things that will make the first week of breastfeeding much easier.


The Size of Your Baby’s Stomach: Breastfeeding in the Early Days

It’s common for breastfeeding moms to doubt their supply, but your breast milk is all your baby’s tiny belly needs! Start with this infographic, and click through to get the facts on infant stomach size. It’s so important to learn how you can know for sure that baby is getting enough.