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.
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.
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.
How did you sleep during your pregnancy? The average mum-to-be can expect to get just five hours of sleep a night during her pregnancy, it has emerged. Researchers who carried out a detailed study found overall nine in ten suffered from a lack of sleep while one in five endured ‘extremely disrupted’ nights. It’s not […]
One of the most amazing miracles of life is that as women, we get to carry our children inside us, but while pregnancy is a happy and expectant time, it can also be freight with problems and issues, here are just a few: Preconception OK, so before we got on to the stages of pregnancy, […]
When you find out you are pregnant, for most people, it’s a wonderful time. After all, you are bringing a new life into the world. However, pregnancy isn’t an easy time for a mum-to-be. Your body is going through so many changes which can bring you a lot of discomfort. Here are some common health […]
Whether you are planning a pregnancy, just pregnant or a veteran at having babies, you are likely to be aware of some of the less exciting aspects of bringing a new life into the world. Pelvic floor exercises were something I took really seriously before, during and after my pregnancies after hearing a few horror […]