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Online culture & lifestyle magazine with articles published at 5am - for the early risers
Online culture & lifestyle magazine with articles published at 5am - for the early risers

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Adele's recent revelation about postnatal depression was a comfort to women the world over, as it showed that successful, talented, rich women can suffer too. But less talked about is paternal postnatal depression, affecting one in ten dads... http://theearlyhour.com/2016/11/09/paternal-postnatal-depression
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A fascinating exploration into the dynamics of antenatal groups by clinical psychologist Dr Virginia Lumsden. From the supportive, shoulder-to-cry-on friends you might make; to the judgments and comparisons that can make you feel anxious and left out... http://theearlyhour.com/2016/11/09/psychology-exploring-the-dynamics-of-antenatal-groups

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"I mostly work from the dining room table, surrounded by scattered toys, piles of post/brand look books and boxes." Ben Turner, founder of family outdoor clothing brand Beyond the Stork, on the reality of starting a new business... http://theearlyhour.com/2016/11/08/my-early-hour-ben-beyond-the-stork

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With 95% of expectant parents opting to find out the sex of their baby during the 20-week scan, it seems we're fixated on whether we're having a girl or a boy. But does it really matter? And when does gender preference become a feminist issue? http://theearlyhour.com/2016/11/07/gender-preference
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At The Early Hour, we're big fans of the poet Hollie McNIsh (stage name: Hollie Poetry). So it was an honour to interview her last autumn about all things motherhood and poetry. Here it is again, for those who missed out... http://theearlyhour.com/2016/11/06/hollie-mcnish-hollie-poetry-motherhood

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From Premiere League career to a year at home recovering from a knee injury, Jack Collison tells Annie Ridout about being a dad, counting Andy Carroll and Joe Cole as close friends and returning to the game... http://theearlyhour.com/2016/11/05/ex-west-ham-jack-collison-football-fatherhood
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"I did two weeks without drinking recently and I missed the ritual of pouring a glass of wine once the kids were in bed to signal the end of the slog each day." Mum-of-two Polly Geal (@Polly_Loves on Instagram) talks family life with The Early Hour... http://theearlyhour.com/2016/11/04/families-of-instagram-14-polly_loves
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"My parents weren't happy when they found out about me trying to contact my birth parents. I think they thought it was a betrayal." In an honest and moving account, Jody Thompson describes how it feels to be adopted as a baby and rejected by her birth mother... http://theearlyhour.com/2016/11/03/adopted-adoption-newborn-baby

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"My mother had a positive and very medicalised birth which is exactly what she wanted." But doula and reproductive rights campaigner Rebecca Schiller decided on a homebirth. This opened her eyes to the importance of choice when it comes to childbirth... http://theearlyhour.com/2016/11/02/why-human-rights-in-childbirth-matter

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"Houseplants have become my latest obsession, it amazes me how they can completely change the feel of a room." Helen Cordy, founder of online lifestyle store Wood Grey, talks work and family life with Annie Ridout... http://theearlyhour.com/2016/11/01/early-hour-helen-cordy-wood-grey
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