Third trimester

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 jargon

Pregnancy Jargon

From palpations to quickening, the language of pregnancy can feel foreign to many Mums-to-be. Just at the point when you are riddled with hormones and the fabled ‘Baby-Brain’ kicks in you are expected to grapple with a raft of new terminology. Not great timing! To help you out we’ve compiled a random list of some

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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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Should I hire a Doula

What is a doula? The first question that you might be asking is what is a doula? A doula is a person who offers emotional and physical support to both the female and her partner in the lead up to, during and after the birth. The word doula (pronounced doo-la) derives from Greek meaning “woman

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Symptoms you should never ignore when pregnant

The body goes through so many changes when you are pregnant it can be tricky to know what’s normal and what’s not. Most symptoms are just your body’s way of adjusting to the new life growing inside you, but others can be sign there is something amiss. Here is a quick and simple guide to

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