Supplements and nutrition

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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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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Extreme morning sickness

Many women experience mild morning sickness during pregnancy, which is unpleasant enough. But a few poor souls suffer from a condition called Hyperemesis Gravidarum, an extreme form of morning sickness that can make their pregnancy thoroughly miserable. What is it? Hyperemesis usually manifests as extreme vomiting. By this I mean projectile eruptions that can be

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Symphysis Pubis Dysfunction

What is Symphysis Pubis Dysfunction? Symphysis Pubis Dysfunction (or SPD) is also often referred to as Pelvic Girdle Pain (PGP). The condition is most common in pregnant women and occurs when one or more of the joints in the pelvic area become stiff and irritate each other causing discomfort or pain. As symptoms usually worsen

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Home Births

The number of home births is on the rise; before the NHS, all women would give birth in their own homes but as medical science developed, it became the norm to have a hospital birth. For many years, ‘Home Births’ were seen as an unsafe option and were viewed as an unnecessary risk. Nowadays there

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