Health during pregnancy

Fun ways to announce your pregnancy

Announcing your pregnancy is one of the first exciting steps towards welcoming your new baby to the world, especially if you have been patient and kept your news a secret for a while. Why not try one of these fun ways to announce your pregnancy with your friends and family? Ways to tell your partner

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Pre Eclampsia

Pre-eclampsia affects up to five percent of pregnancies. The condition usually occurs in the latter half of a pregnancy or soon after delivery, although it can appear earlier. The causes of pre-eclampsia aren’t really known but it is thought that problems with the placenta could be to blame. What are the symptoms? Pre-eclampsia often doesn’t

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Having children at different stages of life

Is there a perfect age to become a parent? Is it something we should plan meticulously or should we let mother nature lead the way? It seems to be that whatever age we find ourselves having children there are pro’s and cons for each scenario. Young Parents Young parents in their early twenties say that

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Finding out you are expecting twins

When heading off for a first scan, most parents-to-be are anxious to know there is a healthy baby growing in there. But if during your appointment you end up finding out you are expecting twins you may be taken aback a bit and leave the hospital with more questions that you arrived with. What causes

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Pregnancy Yoga

The mind and body-boosting benefits of yoga are well documented, and this ancient form of exercise originating from India can be the perfect way to stay fit during pregnancy. If you are unfamiliar with yoga, some of the terminology and techniques can seem a little daunting, so here is a simple guide to the practice,

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Coping after miscarriage

Miscarriages are surprisingly common but agonisingly heart-breaking. It is situation few of us would really think about until it actually happens. But the loss and grief felt can be so intense it almost takes your breath away. What is a miscarriage? A miscarriage is the spontaneous loss of a baby (foetus) during the time from

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