Second trimester

Dealing with a difficult pregnancy

Dealing with a difficult pregnancy

Pregnancy is the most natural thing in the world, but it takes a huge physical toll on a woman’s body, and not all pregnancies run smoothly. If you’re one of the many women who are suffering difficulties it’s important to realise you are not alone. Here are five of the most common and unpredictable pregnancy

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Things to do and not to do during pregnancy

Things to do and not to do during pregnancy

Being pregnant comes with strings attached if we want to protect our own and our baby’s health. We need to avoid risks that may contribute to complicating or risking a pregnancy and keep as healthy as we can. We are often offered ‘good advice’ and ‘old wives tales’ but there are things that you need

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How Dad is affected during pregnancy

How Dad is affected during pregnancy

Pregnancy is a highly varied and subjective experience and whilst for one family it can be a straightforward and enjoyable nine months, for another it can be a stressful and frightening time. Decades ago it was all taken care of by the women in the family under the medical supervision of doctors. Nowadays fathers are

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3D and 4D ultrasound scans

3D and 4D ultrasound scans

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

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Top pregnancy cravings

Top pregnancy cravings

Being pregnant is a turbulent time for the body: water retention, puffy feet, aches and pains in places you didn’t even knew existed and then craving food you thought you hated! Many women in pregnancy report strong food cravings, people have even been known to crave chalk and coal! These are not the mostly strongly

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pregnancy jargon

Pregnancy Jargon

From palpations to quickening, the language of pregnancy can feel foreign to many Mums-to-be. Just at the point when you are riddled with hormones and the fabled ‘Baby-Brain’ kicks in you are expected to grapple with a raft of new terminology. Not great timing! To help you out we’ve compiled a random list of some

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