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Your Partner

The go-to guide for partners during the first year of parenting

Bringing a baby home from the hospital is one of the most significant moments of your life. It’s been 9 months of your partner being pregnant… hours of watching them in labour and giving birth, and well frankly, a baptism by fire for those first few days in the hospital. There’s so much build-up and so much focus on the baby’s arrival – that the reality of bringing the baby home can be a shock...

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Sex & Intimacy

Let’s talk about SEX: Sexologist Aleeya Hachem on fertility and sex after birth

“There is a misconception that scheduled-sex isn’t sexy, and that isn’t true at all. Having a conversation with your partner, or even a sexologist about how to make this process more fun is essential” – Aleeya Hachem When Sexologist and Fertility Counsellor Aleeya Hachem studied psychology, sexology was “an emerging field”. Today, sexologists are in high-demand – and sexology graduates are on the rise. Sexology is fundamentally about supporting sexual health, including human sexual interests,...

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Sex & Intimacy

6 women talk about sex after birth

When it comes to sex, the media likes to favour young women – specifically pre-motherhood women. It’s as if once a woman becomes a mum, her sexual currency wavers. Ironic since the biological purpose of sex is reproduction, without which we wouldn’t have a human civilisation. Or, if the male gaze still approves, said woman is marginalised as a ‘MILF’ (hello Pornhub).  What’s rarely discussed, though, is a woman’s sex life after pregnancy and childbirth...

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Your Partner

6 things partners need to know… (in the first year)

So, when the baby comes home there’s a lot of focus on baby and mum and how well they’re doing. And rightly so! But for dads and partners, it takes time and patience to establish and figure out how best to support the mother and how to work together as a new family unit. Here’s what the experts want you to know… 1. 3 things partners should do every day Lyz Evans, Women’s Health Expert...

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Your Partner

20 reasons dads are awesome

*For the sake of this article, we will refer to this role as ‘father’ or ‘dad’, however, we understand that this father-figure role can take several forms, all of which are equally relevant and amazing.  It’s no secret that we love dads at Kiindred! While we know that there are parts of parenthood that are mostly about mums (there’s no avoiding that), we also know that all families are different and come in all shapes...

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Your Partner

5 things to do this LOVE Day that doesn’t include chocolate or a candlelit dinner

Yep, it’s that time of the year again. Our media feeds start overwhelming us with Hallmark-type content and ads as we’re reminded to pay our respects to Saint Valentine – or for commercial purposes, Valentine’s Day. This can inspire a few reactions: excitement, hope, anxiety, sadness, FOMO, a massive eye roll…  Suffice to say, while Valentine’s Day still provides many couples with a symbolic day of romance – surprise picnics, candlelit dinners and starlit first...

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The 5 best sex positions after you have a baby

Once you’ve had the 6-week all-clear from your doctor or midwife, you’ve probably got a few questions when it comes to having postpartum sex… Chances are you’re feeling a little apprehensive about the act itself and if it’s going to hurt, and how it will feel. That’s 100% normal – we’ve all been there. The reality is that when it comes to penetrative sex after having a baby, it might hurt – a little. But...

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