Health during pregnancy

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 trimesters

Pregnancy Trimesters

When I fell pregnant with my first child I knew absolutely nothing. Pregnancy jargon was like a foreign language to me. The word ‘Trimester’ sounded mythical, strange and complicated. I quickly discovered that it’s actually a straightforward description for the three distinct phases of pregnancy. In the normal scheme of things, a full-term pregnancy will

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How accurate are ultrasound scans

How accurate are ultrasound scans

Ultrasound scans rank pretty highly on the list of most anticipated pregnancy milestones. Whether it’s an eight week reassurance scan, a 12 week dating scan, 20 week anomaly scan or a 3D scan in the third trimester, most parents-to-be get excited and look forward to seeing pictures of their unborn baby. But how much emphasis

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sure start services

Sure start services

The government launched Sure Start as a means to help every child in the UK get the best possible start in life. Services offered under the scheme focus on Family Health, Well Being, and Early Years Education for pregnant women and their children aged four and under. Sure Start services are aimed primarily at parents

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what will i need for a home birth

What Will I need For A Home Birth

Having your baby at home is becoming an increasingly popular choice for expectant Mums. The prospect of bringing your baby into the world in comfortable and familiar surroundings is certainly appealing – not to mention the benefit of your own bathroom, the ability to curl up under a blanket on the sofa with your newborn

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