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Ovulation

Sunday 19th November 2017

WHEN IS THE BEST TIME TO CONCEIVE? Understanding your menstrual cycle and the date that you are likely to be ovulating can increase your chances of conceiving. Ovulation usually happens around two weeks before your period starts1, and you are most likely to…

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Home Pregnancy Tests

Sunday 19th November 2017

HOME PREGNANCY TESTS: WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW While headaches, nausea, and a missed period can be symptoms of early pregnancy,…

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How To Recognise Signs Of Labour

Wednesday 16th August 2017

You've been anticipating childbirth for the last nine months, so of course you're anxious to be able to tell when the big moment is arriving. How will you know when it's time to grab your hospital bag and get to the delivery room? Thankfully, your…

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10 Ways To Get Better Sleep

Wednesday 16th August 2017

You're so tired, and all you want is a restful night of sleep. So what's stopping you? Skip the late-night snacks We know baby's hungry, but seriously, don't consume anything—we're talking about food and drink—less than two…

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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…

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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…

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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 delivery or a caesarean, in case things don't go to…

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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 support them,…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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 critical stage can also have an impact on your developing baby and their long-term health. For these reasons, you and your partner may…

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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,…

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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 via your breast milk, so it's important to maintain the healthy eating habits that have been beneficial throughout pregnancy. Learn why foods rich in…

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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 be pregnant. So what do you do? Here's…

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