Issue 11 | 16 July 2013           Follow us on:

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Things that may have turned you bright red prior to pregnancy you now barely blink at. It starts with those 'examinations' by about 20 different health professionals during childbirth, to a heap of nurses watching you breastfeed and examining your nipples, to examining and worrying about the colour of your new baby’s poos, to your toddler taking a great interest in your toileting while you are toilet training them. But there are still a lot of embarrassing things we may not feel comfortable asking about – here are our most popular.

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Embarrassing questions answered!
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