Health during pregnancy

cravings

Cravings

Cravings! You know that feeling, when you get a strong desire for something that just won’t go away. It niggles at you, playing havoc with your rational thought processes. The thing you desire takes on monumental importance. You can think of nothing else until your need for it is satisfied. For most of us cravings

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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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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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natural remedies for cold and flu

Natural remedies for cold and flu

We all know that there is no cure for the common cold and, while the flu virus can be hopefully kept at bay with a vaccine, if you do succumb to the flu then you’re in for a rough ride while your immune system sorts itself out for the fight. It’s enough to drive you

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Support for sickness in pregnancy

Support for sickness in pregnancy

There is no medical knowledge that can predict which expectant mothers will experience morning sickness. It is a hormonal lottery that leaves many women feeling far from blooming. Experts do know that it is not the baby that is the root of the problem, but hormones produced by the placenta. Great to know, but not

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Increase your chances of getting pregnant

Increase your chances of getting pregnant

When it comes to starting a family, many of us believe it will just be a case of coming off birth control and having lots of sex. However, what they failed to tell us in school sex education classes is that even having sex at the right time in your cycle, there is still only

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