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Pregnancy trends to look out for this year

Wednesday 16th August 2017

Exercising until the end More women are not slowing down when it comes to exercising while they are pregnant. Tone up for a fit and healthy pregnancy with these 5 exercises. Midwives are more common Pregnancy trends show that more women opt for a…

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Pain Relief During Labour

Thursday 13th July 2017

Giving birth is a unique experience and it's impossible to predict how you will feel physically. Some level of discomfort is to be expected but if things go beyond your expectations, it's reassuring to know pain relief is available. Understanding different methods of…

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Birthing Positions

Monday 17th April 2017

It's natural to feel nervous about giving birth. Understanding your options and the benefits of different birth positions can help you feel more prepared. It's also important to know what to expect if you need an assisted…

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1-4 Weeks Pregnant

Sunday 16th April 2017

Although you may not even know you're pregnant, by week 4 your body is already going through some significant changes. Learn when your baby's genetic make-up becomes set and how your placenta will soon begin to form to…

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Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT) In Pregnancy

Sunday 12th March 2017

Deep vein thrombosis (DVT) is a serious condition where a blood clot develops, often in the deep veins of the legs but occasionally in the pelvis. It can be fatal if the clot dislodges and travels to the lungs. Having a DVT is not common in pregnancy, but pregnant…

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Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Screening

Sunday 12th March 2017

Abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) screening is a way of detecting a dangerous swelling (aneurysm) of the aorta - the main blood vessel that runs from the heart, down through the abdomen to the rest of the body. This swelling is…

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Stroke & Carotid Artery Disease

Sunday 12th March 2017

Carotid artery disease is a common cause of stroke. What is carotid artery disease? The carotid arteries supply oxygenated blood to the large front part of the brain. This part of the brain controls thought, speech and personality as well as our sensory (our ability to…

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Weight Gain In Pregnancy

Thursday 9th March 2017

Weight gain is a normal and natural part of a healthy pregnancy. Learn how much weight you should gain depending on your BMI, how to gain weight safely, and why dieting is not recommended. Weight gain: a natural part of pregnancy Weight gain in pregnancy is…

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Vitamins & Supplements For Conception

Sunday 26th February 2017

Maintaining a healthy, balanced diet before conception and during pregnancy will help to supply adequate nutrition to your growing baby. Taking supplements that contain key nutrients prior to conception and during pregnancy will enhance your healthy diet and help provide additional support as your…

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What To Eat To Conceive

Saturday 25th February 2017

From eating a nutrient-rich diet to taking key nutrients in the form of supplements, what you eat can play an important role in increasing your potential to conceive. Discover the benefits of a balanced diet for both you and your partner, and which…

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Foods To Avoid When Trying To Conceive

Friday 24th February 2017

Nutrition and lifestyle choices can influence your chances of conceiving and your baby's development once you do become pregnant. In fact, nutrition at this…

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Learning Language In The Womb

Tuesday 21st February 2017

When babies begin to hear the world around them, the most important sound they'll discover is their mother's voice. This familiar noise will calm and soothe them and lays the foundation for their social and emotional development, language and speech. Early learning Your unborn baby will start to respond…

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40 Weeks Pregnant

Thursday 16th February 2017

By the time you're 40 weeks pregnant, your baby is fully developed and ready for birth. Their nutrition will then be reliant on your own diet…

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Early Signs of Pregnancy

Wednesday 15th February 2017

Understanding the early signs of pregnancy Maybe your period's late or your boobs are sore - whatever the signs, you really think you might…

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7 Weeks Pregnant

Tuesday 14th February 2017

During week 7, your baby's arm buds are emerging and flat, paddle-like hands are forming. Iodine supports your baby's growth at this time. Discover which foods contain this mineral, and why…

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Folic Acid in Pregnancy

Monday 13th February 2017

Folic acid supports your baby's earliest development, making it a key nutrient for your first trimester of pregnancy. Learn what it does, how much is recommended, and which foods can…

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Exercises to Avoid During Pregnancy

Sunday 5th February 2017

If your pregnancy is straightforward and your doctor or midwife has given you the go-ahead, you can carry on exercising and even start a new routine. Studies now…

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Pelvic Floor Exercises in Pregnancy

Sunday 5th February 2017

Your pelvic floor has an important role to play during pregnancy, birth and post-birth. A strong pelvic floor can support your baby and your bladder in pregnancy, help rotate your baby's head during labour, and help prevent prolapse and stress incontinence once…

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