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…
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?
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…
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.
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…
After the exhilaration of the birth, the joy of meeting your newborn and the relief that your pregnancy is over, it’s time to crack on with the business at hand – being a mum!
Recognising the signs of post natal depression is not easy, but the signs are there if you know what to look for.
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.
It is a good idea to know what is expected during labour, and also to learn what will happen immediately after birth to you and your baby.
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...
We’re hoping that you’re not feeling too sick, or too tired and that as your pregnancy progresses you will positively bloom!
New parents often worry about how to care for the umbilical cord stump on their newborn baby. Here’s some advice.
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...
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!
The truth is that pregnancy, birth, motherhood, it’s EMOTIONAL. If you have been affected by any of these things please know that you are not alone and there are organisations that can help.
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.
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.
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...
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.
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
Tips and advice on how to feed your baby