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Trying to conceive

  • Coping when Friends are Falling Pregnant but you Can't

    Coping when Friends are Falling Pregnant but you Can’t

    There is a line that countless women cross every day – the one that sees them shift from ‘Simply Female’ to ‘Prospective Mum’. The decision to try for a baby is thrilling. It’s life changing. And for the majority of women the new status of ‘Prospective Mum’ shifts to ‘Happily Pregnant’ relatively quickly. But for

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    why being thinner is not always healthier

    Why being thinner is not always healthier

    I’ve been saying this for years, but not for any medical or scientific reason. It’s usually as a form of self-justification for the latest bar of Dairy Milk that has worked its way into my mouth. So I was interested to hear of an article in the medical journal PLOS that offers scientific evidence that

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    should I have a home birth

    Should I have a home birth

    Having your baby in the comfort of your own home is a warm, snuggly blanket of a thought for many women, yet the stuff of nightmares for others. The choice remains yours and statistics show that, in the main, a home birth is perfectly safe and most are free from complications. If you are trying

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    Signs of Ovulation when trying for a baby

    Signs of Ovulation when trying for a baby

    Ovulation is the critical time of the month when you are trying for a baby. Unfortunately most ovaries haven’t read the text book and although some adhere to the average ‘Day-14’ rule when popping out their monthly egg, there are many that don’t. This, naturally, plays havoc with conception planning. The most fertile time for

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    Advantages of having children later in life

    Advantages of having children later in life

    It’s official – new parents are getting older! Last year women in England and Wales who gave birth aged 40 years and over, exceeded the number of teenagers who also gave birth the same year. The margin was slim but nevertheless higher, with 29,158 babies delivered to women forty and over and 29,136 babies recorded

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    Staying sane when trying to conceive

    Staying sane when trying to conceive

    Trying to conceive can feel overwhelming. If you are experiencing difficulties or things are taking longer than you expected, you can find yourself spiralling into a riot of emotions. Whilst you can’t determine the outcome, there are steps you can take on staying sane when trying to conceive! Team You and your partner are in

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