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Pregnancy and Postnatal Tips and Health Advice

There is so much pregnancy advice available online and from families and friends that sometimes it’s hard to know what advice to follow. What should you be eating to help conceive? What nutrients do you need during pregnancy? How will your body change? We’ve got all the key topics around pregnancy covered.

Alongside the adjustments you are making, your little one is adjusting to life on the other side too! The 12 weeks following birth have now become known as ‘The Fourth Trimester’, and it really makes perfect sense that your baby…
Around the three to four month mark, some new mums may be thriving. Others, not so much. Aside from the more ‘common’ things many experience, like sleep deprivation, some may be experiencing feelings they didn’t expect to have as a…
If you’re not ok, say We know that during pregnancy, birth and the postnatal period SO much is changing for a woman that it is hardly surprising that she may feel her mental health is affected. Feeling a little anxious…
Beccy and Alexis share their favourite 10 instant mood lifts for new mums: 1. The Ocean Breath Sometimes it can feel like life is coming at us from every direction. If and when you feel this way, stop what you…
So, you’ve been sent home from hospital, or discharged from the midwife with a reminder that, you can in fact get pregnant when breastfeeding, so it would be wise to use a barrier method until you work out what other…
Becky and Alexis share some of their top self-care tips for new mums during the 4th trimester: 1. Slow it down First week in bed, second on the sofa. We know resting as a new mum sounds like an oxymoron-…
The female body is incredible. When you break it down and really consider it, the fact that you had the ability to grow an actual human being from scratch is mind blowing. Even more fascinating still is the fact that…
You’ve waited for this very moment for what feels like an age but now it’s here you might suddenly feel not so sure that you’re ready! But nerves are natural and the months of anticipation have come to an end…
Giving birth is such a momentous occasion and your incredible body really is put through its paces! Recovering from giving birth is another thing in itself. You are coming to terms mentally and physically with a huge amount of change.…
A typical pregnancy lasts between 37 and 42 weeks from the first day of your last period up to the day your baby is born. Now is the time to get prepared to discuss everything in ‘weeks’ but don’t worry…
As soon as you find out the wonderful news that you are pregnant, first thing’s first (after some of the excitement has slightly subsided) you will need to let your GP know. So, get yourself booked in with your doctor…
Antenatal classes are booked according to your due date and designed to bring you up to speed on your rapidly growing bump and prepare you for birth and all those exciting milestones beyond! Whilst these classes are not compulsory, lots…
Your body will go through many changes during pregnancy, some will be very common symptoms (or complaints!), some changes may be more of a cause for concern whilst others are natural and healthy – even if they do feel a…
Although most pregnancies will be complication free, it is always worth being in the know when it comes to certain pregnancy-specific medical conditions. This way, at least you are aware of the signs and symptoms to be on the lookout…
There’s no doubt that you and your bump will benefit from some exercise. What you do will be determined in part by what you did before. Find something you enjoy, as long as there isn’t a risk of you falling…
Whether it’s planning a holiday, a wedding, re-decorating the spare room or even just a free weekend, who doesn’t love a bit of planning! And a birth plan is something both exciting and hugely valuable when you are preparing for…
Whether you’re planning to give birth in the hospital or at home, whatever the plan, it’s a good idea to pack a hospital bag in advance so that you are prepared for any eventuality. Packing for labour Hospitals can often…
In a strange course of events, as you near the end of your pregnancy – a time when your focus should be on resting up (with your feet up), you might all of a sudden find yourself with bursts of…
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