Third 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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Would you let your mother in law be at the birth of your child

Would you let your mother in law be at the birth of your child

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

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sure signs of labour

Sure signs of labour

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

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