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Less sex, more rows?

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A new survey has found that 63% of new parents say their sex life went down hill after having children. Another 61% admit they have rowed over parenting styles. More than a third reported arguing more since having children than ever before. How did becoming a parent affect your relationship?

Look out for early signs of whooping cough and make sure your children are fully vaccinated. That’s the message after 1,781 cases of the illness in the first five months of 2012 (compared with just 221 in the same period last year). Five babies have died of the illness. The main symptom is a hacking cough, which is often followed by a sharp intake of breath that sounds like a 'whoop'.  Other symptoms include a runny nose, raised temperature, severe coughing fits and vomiting after coughing. Read more

The government’s Care to Learn scheme will continue for another year, as is. The Dept of Health has announced that there will be no changes to the programme which helps young parents to study. If you are the main carer for your child, live in England, and are under the age of 20 before the start of the course, you can receive money towards travel and childcare costs.

Finally, where should your baby sleep? Great new video for parents from the Department of Health.

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  • Me and my patner cnt keep a covo goin without it turning into an argument which is not good for our son... Doesnt help that u r no longer a couple as u become parents its not easy...

    by lilbabiiejem 8 November 2012

  • Arguing infront of your child/ren Isint a very good idea,I was Out the ovaday and I see a cuple arguing infront of there kid,the lil boy was crying so much,This Is Not right !!x

    by chelsea1994 15 October 2012

  • Arguing infront of your child/children is never a good idea, it can cause more upset than it may seem. Me and my boyfriend have never argued infront of our children and never will.

    by TeenMommy 26 September 2012

  • I would never argue in front of my son, EVER! but me and my husband do have the odd disagreement but we talk it out not shout. sex hasnt got less I believe we have it more as we dont have much time to do things we use this to bond and express our love >.<

    by mrshowell21 24 August 2012

  • If my child was in the room or even in the house i would not argue, me and my husband to be are very happy together x

    by rosem94 4 August 2012

  • we still have just as much sex as before, maybe even more...and i already have a daughter. we get on really well again i think we argue less than we did before i was pregnant lol. happy :)

    by amyw_x 19 July 2012

  • Less sex. . . No More arguing. . . No we sometimes argue but then coz im pregnant i just get the hump for no reason sometimes and it is true some people argue over how people bring their children up or how to do things or say things to them if they are naughty you do it your way if its you child

    by ILMBabies 18 July 2012

  • definately true

    by mummyzoe 16 July 2012

  • Me and my ex partner constantly used to argue but i think that is more because he is a complete idiot and not because we had a child. We constantly argue over parenting styles as he just shouts and I believe that you should use the naughty chair. Getting into a relationship with my new partner was difficult though as I had a child, we sort of had to become parents very quickly but he is amazing. x

    by Charley_F 10 July 2012

  • less sex...yes. argue more...no :) were very happy together. i couldn't ask for anything more! x

    by aoife-oneill 8 July 2012

  • Me and my partner split after we found out I was pregnant and we had fights about keeping the baby at first but it's calmed down now. I would never argue with anyone if my child was in the room though because I remember the fights between my mum and my dad when I was little and it upset me more then than it does now.

    by Lashy 6 July 2012