Whether you’re hoping to get pregnant naturally or through fertility treatment, there are some important changes you can make to help improve your chances of conceiving and having a healthy child. It might be worth visiting your GP for a full check-up, including your sexual health. If you have any concerns or questions, you’ll be able to ask for some advice.
Whether you’re trying to get pregnant or just thinking about it, it’s never too early to quit smoking. Smoking has an impact on both the chances of you getting pregnant and the health of your baby once pregnant.
While you’re entitled to plenty of pampering and perks, there’s also those annoying pregnancy symptoms that you must deal with. Dizziness and vertigo, where you feel like the room is spinning even when everything’s stationary, are amongst the most troublesome symptoms. Although, it usually passes within seconds, there are times when it can last much longer.
Being pregnant requires you to be a bit more cautious about your actions and what you put in your mouth. You are eating for two people now, that doesn’t mean twice the volume, but it does mean you need to think about what will benefit both you and the baby – and of course what may not.
When I became pregnant with my fourth child I discovered very quickly that complete strangers were not shy in making a range of (mainly negative) comments.
Did you have a nickname for your bump when you were pregnant? A poll of 1,500 mums and dads revealed nine in 10 used an alternative name for their baby while pregnant, with ‘Button’, ‘Sprout’ and ‘Pebble’ also popular monikers.
I always think conception is an odd thing really. We spend what feels like a large part of our lives trying NOT to get pregnant, then a period of time TRYING to get pregnant, and then once again trying NOT to get pregnant.
Throwing a great baby shower can prove somewhat overwhelming for a host, particularly if they have never planned one before, which is why careful planning and being as prepared as possible is the key to a fun and stress-free bash!