Since the 1960s expectant Mums and Dads have been able to see their unborn child via the use of ultrasound scans. At around 13 weeks all parents are offered the opportunity to have a 2-Dimensional (2D) scan. The resulting fuzzy, black-and-white images that are produced from this scan have a magical quality. They provide an
Grandparents, by definition, have a wealth of parenting experience under their belts. And some just love to share it with you. When this is done occasionally, sensitively, it can be extremely useful. But sometimes Grandparents can be a little overenthusiastic, driving new parents nuts with their unsolicited advice and opinions. If you are suffering under
Everyone tells you how little sleep you get when you have a baby, but nothing can actually prepare you for the reality of that situation. In fact, many people find it the hardest part of being a parent to a new-born; and the whole “sleep when baby sleeps” advice doesn’t always quite pan out either.
For most couples the birth of their child is a private affair, to be witnessed only by themselves and the medical professionals taking care of them. However, some new mums do value extra support in the delivery room, liking the idea of having someone there who has already given birth can be a source of
They say that once labour begins you can’t mistake it for anything else. However, as the majority of mums can attest, it’s not quite so simple as that. Our bodies have ways of tricking us, especially when you’re actively looking for signs. If you’re a soon-to-be mum here are some sure signs to help you
We spend an inordinate amount of time and money on our hair, cutting, colouring and styling it into submission on a daily basis. We can even take it for granted, moan when it doesn’t go right, that curl will simply not straighten out – and we end up having “a bad hair day”. We’ve all