Parent Pages

Key information on a range of subjects, to download and print.


Prepare for Breastfeeding

Breastfeeding is natural; you just need patience and practice for you and your baby to get the hang of it. Whilst you are pregnant, it is good that you prepare for breastfeeding. Here’s advice on what’s ahead, how to avoid common problems, and how to nurse or provide breastmilk even if your baby is born prematurely.

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40 Reasons To Go The Full 40 Weeks

Your baby needs a full 40 weeks of pregnancy to grow and develop. While being done with pregnancy may seem tempting, especially during those last few weeks, inducing labor is associated with increased risks including prematurity, cesarean surgery, hemorrhage, and infection. Labor should only be induced for medical reasons—not for convenience or scheduling. Baby will let you know when they’re ready to emerge. Until then, here are 40 reasons to go the full 40 weeks of pregnancy.

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Newborn Skin & Sun Protection

Use these research-based tips from the nurse experts of the Association of Women’s Health, Obstetric & Neonatal Nurses (AWHONN) to help protect your baby’s sensitive skin from the sun’s ultraviolet rays on your outdoor adventures and in your daily routine.

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