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Earliest Symptoms of Pregnancy

Earliest Symptoms of Pregnancy

Whilst the most common way of finding out you are pregnant is by using a home pregnancy test, many of us will only take a test because we’ve experienced certain symptoms that have made us wonder…

7 Subtle Signs of Labour

7 Subtle Signs of Labour

So you have been preparing for the new arrival for months now and you are looking forward to holding your baby in your arms. Labour starts in many ways for different women – some won’t feel any contractions until their waters break and for others their waters don’t break until they are deep into their labour!
Would you notice if these 7 subtle signs of labour start happening?

Relax, you’re in labour!

Relax, you’re in labour!

One of the most important things that you can do to help yourself in labour is to learn about relaxation and we’re going to look at just how and why relaxation could help you…

Coping With Morning Sickness

Coping With Morning Sickness

It’s one of the most well-known symptoms, one of the earliest signs and one of the worst parts of pregnancy, but (on the plus side!) it’s also a sign of a healthy and well established pregnancy.

Top tips to calm a crying baby

Top tips to calm a crying baby

Assuming you’ve met his basic needs and he isn’t ill, hungry or in need of a clean nappy, you could try some of the following tried and tested methods for calming your crying baby…

Pre-eclampsia: symptoms, causes and treatment

Pre-eclampsia: symptoms, causes and treatment

Although many cases are mild, the condition can lead to serious complications for both mother and baby if it’s not monitored and treated. The earlier pre-eclampsia is diagnosed and monitored, the better the outlook for mother and baby.

Pregnancy Tips for Dads

Pregnancy Tips for Dads

Pregnancy Tips for Dads! Well this is it - you're going to be a dad.  You're one half of the dynamic due that has created this new life and whilst your partner will have the task of carrying the baby and its delivery into the world, your role is to give support and be...

What you need to know about gestational diabetes in pregnancy

What you need to know about gestational diabetes in pregnancy

Gestational diabetes is high blood sugar that develops during pregnancy and usually disappears after giving birth. It can occur at any stage of pregnancy, but is more common in the second half. It occurs if your body cannot produce enough insulin – a hormone that...

Don’t stop now! Keeping labour going

Don’t stop now! Keeping labour going

So, after a long 9 months of waiting, don’t stop now! keeping labour going…. the worrying and anticipating is over, finally your contractions begin!

Coping with Common Symptoms of the First Trimester

Coping with Common Symptoms of the First Trimester

The first 0-12 weeks of a woman’s pregnancy is called the first trimester. To help you cope we have devised a list of the most common changes and discomforts and how to effectively deal with them. 

Breastfeeding for Beginners

Breastfeeding for Beginners

Every baby is different, every new mum is different, and even if you’ve breastfed successfully before, you may find it more tricky second or third time round or vice versa.  In that sense, we’re all breastfeeding beginners.

A Healthy Diet for Pregnant Women

A Healthy Diet for Pregnant Women

As well as impacting your own short term and long term health, good nutrition before and during pregnancy is important for the growth and development of your baby and forms the foundations of their later health. What supplements are needed in pregnancy? If you are...

Changes to your body and emotions after giving birth

Changes to your body and emotions after giving birth

After giving birth to your baby, you will find that you go through a number of changes physically and emotionally. Here we discuss what those changes are and how your partner/family can help in the early days.

Top Pregnancy Tips by Trimester

Top Pregnancy Tips by Trimester

To give mums to be a helping hand, midwife Maggie Evans to help parents navigate through the nine months with handy tips for each of the three trimesters

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A lovely piece in UK Vogue celebrating the pregnant celebrity body.
What The Celebrity Baby Bump Reveal Really Means https://t.co/dl5AtmS6r5
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BBC News - Coronavirus: How will it affect my pregnancy, scans and the birth? https://t.co/x6Cim7HTds
3 months ago
Thank you @KlassMyleene for highlighting this issue!

Myleene Klass defends sharing breast feeding photos https://t.co/7wbBCjfN2V via @DailyMailCeleb
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This needs to change... Women still unaware of risks around epilepsy medicines in pregnancy – charity survey finds https://t.co/zpxfGp9pJi