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Issue 78 | 24 August 2016


Latest parenting news

What triggers early labour in pregnancy?

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In a normal full-term pregnancy, signals from the mature organs of the foetus and the aging placental membranes and placenta prompt the uterus’ muscular walls to begin the labour and delivery process....
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Tips for parents sending their child to uni

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Parents are being urged to take an active interest in helping their children investigate university study...
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30% of women conceive naturally after IVF

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Women who have IVF/ICSI infertility treatments have a 29% chance of conceiving naturally within six years of the cessation of treatments...
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Frozen embryos better than fresh for PCOS

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Women with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) who receive frozen embryos during IVF have safer and more successful pregnancies than those who get fresh embryos,...
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The online ‘good girl’ teen identity

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Australian teenage girls value friendships more than anything else in their everyday online interactions, with the most sought after identity being the “good girl”...
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Gestational sleep apnoea

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Recent studies reveal that approximately one quarter of pregnant women may suffer from Obstructive Sleep Apnea, the recurrent cessation or limitation of normal breathing...
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Using DNA to predict academic performance

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Scientists from King’s College London have used a new genetic scoring technique to predict academic achievement from DNA alone...
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Dads on parenting


When I hear people talk about juggling, or the sacrifices they make for their children, I look at them like they’re crazy, because ‘sacrifice’ infers that there was something better to do than being with your children. 
Chris Rock
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It’s definitely amazing! It’s like everybody says, all the clichés are true–it’s indescribable and you just have to be there to understand it. You know, you don’t really get it until you’re there.
Tobey Maguire
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By the time a man realises that maybe his father was right, he usually has a son who thinks that he was wrong.
Charles Wadsworth
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The most important thing a father can do for his children is to love their mother.
Theodore Hesburgh
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