Babies Have Different Cries and You Can Learn to Tell the Difference!

Babies Have Different Cries and You Can Learn to Tell the Difference!

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  Fun Fact Friday – WEEK 121   We all know what a crying baby sounds like, but did you know that if you listen to them before they go into full-on “I need help, right the fuck now” mode, you can usually figure out what they need.     Way back in August 2014 we covered this subject in one of our very earliest blog posts called Your Baby Can Talk. In that post we looked at both cries …

Mothers and Their Babies Can Sync Heartbeats Just by Looking at Each Other!

Mothers and their Babies Can Sync Heartbeats by Just Looking at Each Other!

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  Fun Fact Friday – WEEK 120   Who can resist cooing at a newborn – staring into their eyes and making silly noises? Not me! The mother-child bond strengthens throughout pregnancy and with the boost in hormones that pregnancy brings, the mother and baby bonds are formed and ready for their “Birth Day”. When it comes to mothers cooing at their newborn bundles of cuddliness, there’s an amazing perk that shows that bond in action…     Babies’ hearts …

Too Much Chicken in Pregnancy May Shrink Your Child's Penis!

Too Much Chicken in Pregnancy May Shrink Your Child’s Penis!

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  Fun Fact Friday – WEEK 119   There are chemicals found in food that are known endocrine disruptors, meaning that they disrupt your hormones. Today we’ll take a look at one group of these that make their way into the food chain and can disrupt the growth of your unborn child’s tinky winky! Sounds crazy, right? We thought so too, so we did a bit of digging…     Today’s Fun Fact is brought to you by the vegan …

Absent Dads Can Cause Brain Damage to their Children

Absent Dads Can Cause Brain Damage to their Children!

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  Fun Fact Friday – WEEK 118   After conception men are not really needed to keep their child alive – they can’t gestate or even lactate! And yet, research has shown that fathers are critical to the future success of their children and if they’re not present when expected, brain damage can occur!     During our birth preparation courses we place a lot of emphasis on a dad’s role during pregnancy, labour and birth and how important they …

1/10 Europeans Are Conceived on an Ikea Bed!

1/10 Europeans Are Conceived on an Ikea Bed!

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  Fun Fact Friday – WEEK 117   Ah, Ikea… Everyone’s favourite place… to play hide and seek! If like us, the prospect of a trip to the never-ending pathway of doom fills you with hesitation, then we say “turn it into something fun”. We are often found pratting about on our trips to Ikea, you have to make it fun, especially now we have a child. Want to know our favourite hide and seek department? Then stick with us. …

Don’t Eat for Two, Exercise for Two!

Don’t Eat for Two, Exercise for Two!

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  Fun Fact Friday – WEEK 116   Pregnancy often appears to give a plausible excuse to indulge, we’ve all heard the “I’m Eating for Two” line – It sounds great to the uninitiated, but in actuality, it’s utter bullshit! The number of extra calories a pregnant mother needs is far, far fewer than most realise!     The actual amount of calories a pregnant woman needs is widely misunderstood. In a study of over 2,100 women from across the …