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What’s the best way to hold my baby when bathing her?What’s the best way to hold my baby when bathing her?
There is no right or wrong way to bath a baby but with a little care and organization it can be a playful and fun experience....
My partner doesn’t feel as if he’s bonded with our son yet. What can he do?My partner doesn’t feel as if he’s bonded with our son yet. What can he do?
Bonding is the attachment that develops between parents and their baby. But bonding is a process, not something that takes place within minutes....
Do you have an allergy?Do you have an allergy?
If you are allergic, your baby may be at increased risk of allergies. You can help to protect your baby. Find out how. ...
My feelings have changedMy feelings have changed
Its only 1 month since I had my baby and I feel that my feelings have changed towards my partner – I feel really flat and I don’t really know what to do?...
Breast or BottleBreast or Bottle
What are the advantages and disadvantages of breastfeeding and bottle feeding for both mother and baby?...
How will I know if I’m pregnant?How will I know if I’m pregnant?
The most obvious symptom is missing a period, although stress or anxiety can delay this too....
Where should I give birth – home or hospital?Where should I give birth – home or hospital?
Choosing where to have your baby is a personal choice....
Will I get help with breastfeeding while I’m in hospitalWill I get help with breastfeeding while I’m in hospital
If you are planning to breast feed ask about specific breastfeeding support or information sessions available in your area, having all the extra information beforehand is really useful and will help ...
How soon can I come home with my baby?How soon can I come home with my baby?
I hate the thought of being in hospital for long and know that I will just want to go home – how soon can I come home with my baby? ...
When will I be out of my maternity clothes?When will I be out of my maternity clothes?
I still feel big. When will I be out of my maternity clothes?...
How long should our new baby sleep for?How long should our new baby sleep for?
Babies are all so different, it is impossible to say how long a baby ‘should’ sleep for. Initially, many babies are very sleepy and may seem to sleep for much of the time. As long as they are fe...
Will it harm my two-month-old baby if we leave him with his grandparents for the weekend while we go away?Will it harm my two-month-old baby if we leave him with his grandparents for the weekend while we go away?
No, it won’t harm your small baby to leave him for a couple of days with people who love him....
I want to know when my baby is due – how can I work it out myself?I want to know when my baby is due – how can I work it out myself?
If your periods are regular (about 28 days apart) and you have not been taking the pill, your pregnancy is dated 40 weeks after the first day of your last menstrual period...
Ask a Midwife - The BookAsk a Midwife - The Book
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We’ve been trying for a baby for months and nothing’s happening; I dread seeing my period - why isn’t it happening?We’ve been trying for a baby for months and nothing’s happening; I dread seeing my period - why isn’t it happening?
If you have been trying to have a baby for some time, you ought to see your GP for review, that does not mean there is a problem. Once you have stopped contraception and are trying to get pregnant, i...
Caesarean births – all you need to knowCaesarean births – all you need to know
Today the caesarean birth rate is 25% in the UK and is rising. Read our in depth guide to caesarean births - all you need to know...
Folic AcidFolic Acid
I've heard you should take multivitamins and minerals with folic acid for at least 3 months prior to trying to conceive. Is it necessary to wait this long before trying to conceive? ...
Is it safe to have sex?Is it safe to have sex?
I'm 25 weeks pregnant and have read that sperm, contains a hormone that triggers labour. Is it safe to have sex without going into an early labour?...
Feeling BloatedFeeling Bloated
I am 11 weeks pregnant and feel extremely bloated and have a lot of trapped wind. Is this normal at this stage and what could I do relieve these symptoms? Is there any medication that I can take?...
Vitamin intake while trying for a babyVitamin intake while trying for a baby
Me and my husband are trying for a baby and it was recommended to me that I take Pregnacare while we are trying to conceive to make sure I get my vitamins. Is it okay to take my normal multi vitamins...
White tongueWhite tongue
My baby daughter is 2 weeks old and is being bottle fed and after every feed she appears to have a white coating on her tongue, however, this does not seem to fade away and is there throughout the da...
Raspberry Leaf CapsulesRaspberry Leaf Capsules
I have got some raspberry leaf capsules 400mg from Holland and Barrett, is it safe to take along side pregnacare? Also it suggests taking 3-6 a day What would you recommend? Will they harm my baby ...
Weaning from breastfeedingWeaning from breastfeeding
Now that I am weaning my baby, when should I breastfeed? I have read that you should breastfeed in the morning and at bedtime but should you also continue breastfeeding during the day? Also, I was ...
C-SectionC-Section
I had my little girl 2 weeks ago by emergency c section. My wound appears to Be healing well with no weeping etc. However, the area underneath my scar in One place feels very hard, almost like a ba...
Caesarean SectionCaesarean Section
I would like a caesarean section and was wondering around which time (if any earlier) than 40 week point is the average for any caesarean to be booked?...
Bottle FeedingBottle Feeding
Sometimes halfway through bottle feeding my baby, she will start to panic, go red in the face and cry even while the bottle teat is still in her mouth. I would then take the bottle out of her mouth...
Remembering Our AngelsRemembering Our Angels
Read an extract from the book Remembering Our Angels by Hannah Stone, a collection of personal stories of healing from a pregnancy loss...
How long will it take to breastfeed my baby?How long will it take to breastfeed my baby?
How long will it take to breastfeed my baby?...
Am I going into labour?Am I going into labour?
I have been told that my baby's head is down in my pelvic area does this mean the baby's head is engaged? I have been getting bad back pains and have been feeling some pains in my belly and feel like...
Worried about miscarriageWorried about miscarriage
I am approx 6 weeks pregnant, and am absolutely petrified of having a miscarriage. When do the risks of miscarriage go down? Also is it true that if you have symptoms of pregnancy (ie, sore breast, s...
Sleeping positionSleeping position
Is it normal for the baby to sleep on his back with his head turned towards his right hand side most of the time? I am a bit worried, as the last few days I noticed a small bone to appear on the righ...
When can I fall pregnant again?When can I fall pregnant again?
Whilst I’m still bleeding from giving birth (lochia?) and breastfeeding, is it possible to fall pregnant again?...
Muscle twingesMuscle twinges
I often feel muscle twinges in my stomach especially when moving from sitting to standing position but today I felt quite a sharp pulling pain right across my lower 'bump' that took a couple of minut...
Maternity NotesMaternity Notes
Hi, I was told the baby was not engaged at my last midwifes appointment, I’m 39weeks, this is my first child, Does this mean I will go over and possibly be induced or caesarean? In my maternity not...
Bathing BabyBathing Baby
I was looking through books about bathing the baby and it tells you what to do but it doesn’t tell you when to do it. Please don’t think I’m going to be a bad mum but do you bath the baby every...
Contraception after breastfeedingContraception after breastfeeding
I have just stopped breastfeeding after 7 months. Can you advise on contraception and periods? I am currently on Microval since my baby’s birth....
What are the best presents to buy for my first expected grandchildWhat are the best presents to buy for my first expected grandchild
Some grandparents offer to buy one of the larger items needed for a baby, a cot or pushchair for example. However it is important to discuss this first with the parents-to-be and to let them choose t...
Our grandchild has been born and my daughter wants me to help with childminding, how do I prepare for this, I raised my children a long time ago?Our grandchild has been born and my daughter wants me to help with childminding, how do I prepare for this, I raised my children a long time ago?
Your daughter will probably want you to care for the baby in as similar way to the way she does as possible. However, she may find it difficult to ‘tell’ you how to look after her child...
Aromatherapy for Mum and BabyAromatherapy for Mum and Baby
Everyone deserves a good aromatherapy massage and pampering but did you know that massage can be very beneficial during pregnancy, especially for women who suffer from aches, pains, stiffness and ten...
Group B Strep: The facts every mum-to-be should knowGroup B Strep: The facts every mum-to-be should know
Group B Strep (GBS) is the most common cause of life-threatening bacterial infection in newborn babies in the UK. The good news is that it can usually be prevented....
How and when do I get pregnant?How and when do I get pregnant?
It may seem very obvious to some but for those who aren’t sure this may pose an embarrassing question. ...
ConceptionConception
Each year in the UK over 600,000 babies are born. For most couples the decision to become parents is not taken lightly and years of planning and consideration take place. Conception or fertilisation ...
Decision making following the news of a fetal abnormality while still pregnantDecision making following the news of a fetal abnormality while still pregnant
In few cases, the decision to terminate the pregnancy for abnormality is very clear cut. The woman and her partner may have discussed what they will do if there is a serious problem but often the dec...
Grief after termination for abnormalityGrief after termination for abnormality
Very few parents are prepared for the intensity of grief which follows termination for abnormality. This experience can be just as distressing as the death of a live baby. The feelings of loss and ...
The way forward through grief - part 1The way forward through grief - part 1
Grief is appropriate when something precious has been lost. Don’t expect to get over it quickly. Grief is painful and exhausting but you can come through it. Give yourself permission to grieve an...
The way forward through grief - part 2The way forward through grief - part 2
Grief is appropriate when something precious has been lost. Don’t expect to get over it quickly. Grief is painful and exhausting but you can come through it. Give yourself permission to grieve an...
The way forward through grief - part 3The way forward through grief - part 3
Grief is appropriate when something precious has been lost. Don’t expect to get over it quickly. Grief is painful and exhausting but you can come through it. Give yourself permission to grieve an...
Men, relationships and other childrenMen, relationships and other children
Fathers are often expected to be rational, strong and in control in order to keep things stable during a family crisis and their own emotional needs are sometimes overlooked. Often men do not have th...
BathtimeBathtime
Sooner or later, you’re going to notice some grubbiness around the baby’s ears, maybe, or perhaps between the toes. At this point you will think to yourself, “Ah. I should make this baby cleane...
Holding a premature babyHolding a premature baby
My baby was born premature and on average is only awake for about an hour a day. Is my holding her detrimental to her sleeping pattern?...
Trying for a babyTrying for a baby
We have been trying for a baby for nearly three years, what do you recommended we do to increase our chances?...
Can I conceive?Can I conceive?
I have suffered several miscarriages and my GP referred me to my local hospital. I have had numerous test and they came back all clear. Following one loss which was an ectopic pregnancy, I had my fa...
Irregular morning sicknessIrregular morning sickness
I started with severe morning sickness at 5 weeks. It stopped at 9 weeks. I am worried that there may be something wrong because it stopped early, with all my other pregnancies the sickness stopped a...
Am I pregnant?Am I pregnant?
I have carried out a pregnancy test one week early and have a very faint line, is this possible to be a positive pregnancy. I don't really have much other symptoms except a funny taste in my mouth an...
Induced labourInduced labour
I was induced with my last pregnancy so will I be late, and possibly induced, again this time?...
Bra Buying GuideBra Buying Guide
Buying well-made, well-fitting maternity and nursing lingerie is key to ensuring support and comfort for your breasts at a time when the tissue is at its most delicate. Follow our top tips below to f...
EnthusiasmEnthusiasm
Have you ever put on an act for someone to make you appear a certain way? Perhaps there is something about you that you are uncomfortable with and rather than being exposed you cover it up by putting...
Masks We WearMasks We Wear
Have you ever put on an act for someone to make you appear a certain way? Perhaps there is something about you that you are uncomfortable with and rather than being exposed you cover it up by putting...
GratitudeGratitude
Gratitude is one of those emotions that we are all capable of showing, but sometimes we either forget or don’t even attempt to consider showing it. Have you ever heard someone say "a little bit of...
How will I know when I go into labour?How will I know when I go into labour?
This is the biggest concern for most new mothers and often for mothers who have been through labour before because each labour may begin different from before....
What is the average weight of a newborn baby?What is the average weight of a newborn baby?
If you are not sure what weight your newborn baby should be, or the different factors that affect it, read here...
Stopping the baby cryingStopping the baby crying
Babies cry because something is wrong. All you have to do is find out what’s wrong, and put it right. Then the baby will stop crying. OK, it’s not always that simple but, surprisingly often, it i...
A Second BabyA Second Baby
Having a second baby brings about many changes in the family that will effect everyone including your other child. There are many things a parent can do to help their toddler feel secure from the arr...
Common rashes in babies from birth to six monthsCommon rashes in babies from birth to six months
There are three common rashes that can occur in young babies: Milia, Seborrheic Dermatitis and Infantile Eczema......
Hair Loss following the birth of a babyHair Loss following the birth of a baby
It is common to lose hair following the birth of a baby. This usually occurs around three months after delivery. During pregnancy there is a rise in hormones & because of this the hair that normally...
Changing the nappyChanging the nappy
Babies, like humans, have to perform excretory functions. Once you have a baby, you must refer to these functions as peeing and poohing. These excretions can be conveniently captured in a nappy...
Saying NoSaying No
Just think back to when you were last asked to do something for someone and all you wanted to say was No I can not do that but instead a Yes came out of your mouth and you later regretted it. This h...
Doing something about windDoing something about wind
You’ve almost certainly heard about winding babies but what does it actually mean? When are you supposed to do it, and how? Winding is one of those total mysteries which suddenly becomes clear with...
Why is my baby crying?Why is my baby crying?
Crying is normal for a baby, it is their first communication tool and many babies cry for an overall average of one to two hours a day. When baby is newborn they are helpless and so this is the only ...
What happens during a breastfeed?What happens during a breastfeed?
Read our article to find out what actually happens during a breastfeed...
Too tired...Too tired...
When you return home after the delivery of your baby you will probably feel pretty exhausted and the prospect of all those visitors might make that worse. But can you tell them this without hurting t...
When can we have sex again?When can we have sex again?
How soon after the delivery can we resume our sexual relationship?...
When will I see my midwife again?When will I see my midwife again?
Find out how often you will see your midwife after giving birth...
Can I change my birth plan?Can I change my birth plan?
So, you have set out your ideal birth plan, which is to go completely natural with no pain relief. But what if you feel you cannot cope during labour, will you be able to have some relief, even thoug...
Baby, Toddler And Parent InteractionBaby, Toddler And Parent Interaction
Bonding is a wonderful experience, it has so many benefits and contains no limitations. The stronger the bond between you and your child, as they will get older, help in all areas of their developmen...
InspirationInspiration
Many things can inspire you such as love, dreams, journeys, nature, beauty and spirituality. People can inspire each other to better their lives and it will be you that inspires your child in life....
Respecting yourself and othersRespecting yourself and others
You’ve probably heard the phrase – treat others how you want to be treated but have you ever stopped to wonder what this really means? It's important that you respect others, and yourself...
Baby MassageBaby Massage
Baby massage encourages a positive relationship between you and your baby. Massage is a special and intimate way bonding with your baby. Not only do you familiarize yourself with your baby, but they ...
Sunshine TipsSunshine Tips
At this time of the year, most people are enjoying safe exposure to the sun. Children especially, need to be protected from the harmful rays as well as enjoying a safe amount of sunshine. ...
What should dads take to the labour room?What should dads take to the labour room?
There are lots of advice for women for what they should take to the labour ward - but how about the guys? Labour can last for many hours so here are few things you may consider...
Skin to skin contactSkin to skin contact
Skin to skin is becoming an ever more popular physical way of bonding between fathers and babies. This article aims to educate you about skin to skin, provide advice and benefits of bonding in this w...
EsteemEsteem
When you look in the mirror what do you see? Is it a beautiful pregnant young lady, or a fat, overweight lump? How you look at yourself effects how you feel. So how do you tackle low self esteem?...
Your quick guideline for weaningYour quick guideline for weaning
You may wish to know ahead when is the right time to begin weaning your infant. Here our Healthvisitors provide a guideline for you....
Giving birth to the babyGiving birth to the baby
Roni Jay talks about the fathers role in giving birth taken from her book 'Babies for Beginners'...
New Birth, New Father and BondingNew Birth, New Father and Bonding
For some expectant fathers and new fathers, it may be difficult to prepare yourself and become involved for the birth and arrival of you newborn. Here you will find provided common tips to help you b...
Will PowerWill Power
Anyone who has gone through the pain and pleasure of child birth after carrying a baby for 9 months and going though all the body changes, mood swings, cravings, sickness and tears must posses great ...
What equipment do I need for a homebirth?What equipment do I need for a homebirth?
An increasing number of expectant parents experiencing a normal pregnancy are showing interest in planning for a home birth. This feature outlines the essentials needed when designing you home based...
Instinctive BirthingInstinctive Birthing
Giving birth these days can be, for many women, a precarious, lonely and frightening experience. But Instinctive Birthing by Val Clarke can change this....
Overcoming obstaclesOvercoming obstacles
There will be many occasions in your pregnancy when you will have to overcome an obstacle. You need to find the power within to deal with these emotions and overcome them....
Understanding your baby's stools (poo!)Understanding your baby's stools (poo!)
Your baby's stools will change throughout the first few months and the changes will be more obvious in the first few weeks. We, as mums, often spend lots of time checking our baby's nappies and talk...
When should a caesarean be planned?When should a caesarean be planned?
You don't have an automatic right to demand a caesarean if it's considered not to be in your best interests medically. So when would it be in the best interests of you or your baby to have a caesarea...
How can I give myself the best chance of getting pregnant?How can I give myself the best chance of getting pregnant?
Preconception advice is given to couples who wish to prepare for a future pregnancy. Many women will become pregnant quite easily, while others will find it more difficult So what can you do to give ...
What's the big deal if I'm Rhesus negative?What's the big deal if I'm Rhesus negative?
At your first antenatal clinic appointment, blood samples are taken in order to determine your blood group and to see if you are Rhesus positive or Rhesus negative. If a mother is Rhesus negative but...
How can expectant fathers bond?How can expectant fathers bond?
Just like women, fathers are expectant parents too, and the experience can be daunting. Find out here how to connect with your baby throughout the pregnancy, by using practical and recommended method...
Positive ThinkingPositive Thinking
When you look at the world around you, do you see the glass half full or half empty? Do you have problems or are they challenges? Do you always see the worst in a situation or can you see what good c...
Introduction to BondingIntroduction to Bonding
If you are an expectant father or new father this feature article is for you! Read each month to educate yourself about bonding and benefit from professional advice about ways to do it. This month: ...
Safe car travel for your babySafe car travel for your baby
If you have a car or travel in cars regularly you should always use a car safety seat when you travel with your baby...
Bottle feedingBottle feeding
Breastfeeding is the healthiest way to feed your baby and costs nothing. If you use an artificial baby milk powder, it is very important for your baby’s health that you follow the instructions for ...
Pregnancy after 35Pregnancy after 35
There has been a lot of coverage in the media over the last few weeks about the various reasons that women choose to leave it until their 30s and 40s before trying for a baby...
Early signs of pregnancyEarly signs of pregnancy
Some women can go right through their pregnancy without even knowing that they are pregnant. Others know their bodies well enough to pick up when things are different...
I have piles and they're so uncomfortableI have piles and they're so uncomfortable
I'm 40 weeks and have piles, is there anything you would recommend to ease the pain? I have already tried having a hot bath but that didn't seem to work. I'm so uncomfortable...
When should I feel my baby move?When should I feel my baby move?
I am 20 weeks pregnant today and I am worried about not able to feel the baby. I have been asking my friends who have been pregnant when they felt there baby move most of them said 16 weeks but I'm ...
Trying for a baby after an ectopic pregnancyTrying for a baby after an ectopic pregnancy
I would be very grateful if you could possibly give myself and my wife any tips or advice on how to achieve a successful conception. My wife has had an ectopic pregnancy in the past....
Flatulence and incontinence following birthFlatulence and incontinence following birth
Since giving birth I have the embarrassing problem of passing wind and occasionally a small amount of faeces. My doctor said it was due to weak pelvic floor muscles. Despite doing over 60 pelvic floo...
Support in LabourSupport in Labour
It doesn’t have to be just a Dad’s role to support you when you’re in labour. In fact in some cases he may be far from the best person to offer support. Research has shown that a good birth par...
Getting your baby's wind upGetting your baby's wind up
We do not know the cause of colic but many believe it is related to babies feed time in that they may take in air with their milk. Small bubbles of air cause wind in your baby’s stomach or bowels ...
Beating the BanBeating the Ban
Pregnancy is one of the biggest factors in deciding to quit smoking. The forthcoming ban on smoking in public places will be further motivation for many....
Soothers may reduce cot death riskSoothers may reduce cot death risk
You will have probably heard or read on the news this month that a recent research study has suggested that giving your baby a 'dummy' (pacifier/soother) at night may reduce the risk of cot death. T...
Understanding your Babies Ultrasound scan - part 1Understanding your Babies Ultrasound scan - part 1
Most parents look forward to their scan because it gives you the first glimpse of your baby. Here we provide you with an understanding of frequently used terms used on your ultrasound report....
Understanding your Babies Ultrasound scan - part 2Understanding your Babies Ultrasound scan - part 2
Most parents look forward to their scan because it gives you the first glimpse of your baby. Here we provide you with an understanding of frequently used terms used on your ultrasound report....
Understanding your Babies Ultrasound scan - part 3Understanding your Babies Ultrasound scan - part 3
Most parents look forward to their scan because it gives you the first glimpse of your baby. Here we provide you with an understanding of frequently used terms used on your ultrasound report....
Understanding your Babies Ultrasound scan - part 4Understanding your Babies Ultrasound scan - part 4
Most parents look forward to their scan because it gives you the first glimpse of your baby. Here we provide you with an understanding of frequently used terms used on your ultrasound report....
The Semantics of BreastfeedingThe Semantics of Breastfeeding
Breastfeeding, Breast-feeding or Breast Feeding? Which is it? Does it actually matter? Is there any significance to these differences?...
World's best dadWorld's best dad
Becoming a father for the first time can be a scary experience. If you want to get the most out of it then read our article on the qualities make a good dad....
MotivationMotivation
When you think of the word motivation what comes to mind? As the definition suggests, it can be used in many different ways, but ultimately they all relate back to one thing … taking action...
What is the Guthrie test and why is it done?What is the Guthrie test and why is it done?
The Guthrie, or heel prick test is a screening test carried out on your newborn baby in the days after birth. It is offered to all infants in the U.K. with the aim of screening for up to 5 disorders...
Bonding with your new babyBonding with your new baby
Some new fathers say that they feel love for their newborn baby right from the start. Others, however, are unsure about their feelings particularly when they are mixed with exhaustion and uncertainty...
Male FertilityMale Fertility
The choice to have a baby is something that most couples take for granted. In a purely evolutionary sense, we are only here for the purpose of reproduction. Yet having a family is far more important ...
Sharing Parental Responsibilities - Important Changes in the law for unmarried fathersSharing Parental Responsibilities - Important Changes in the law for unmarried fathers
Parental responsibility is a legal term defined as ‘the rights, duties, powers, responsibilities and authority which by law a parent of a child has in relation to the child and his property’. Unt...
Six things to consider in securing your family’s financial futureSix things to consider in securing your family’s financial future
From insurance to savings - these are six important financial decisions that you should think about if you're becoming a father...
The Power of TouchThe Power of Touch
From the moment your baby is born, they need to be touched, stroked and reassured that you love them. Baby massage is a fabulous way to provide your baby with the loving attention they need to help t...
PramsPrams
I still remember the first time I walked in to Mother Care to buy things for my new baby. Stunned was an understatement. The sheer volume of equipment of equipment on display was mind blowing and t...
EmpowerEmpower
When you think about empowered women who do you think about? Madonna, Oprah, Kylie? Well you don’t have to be famous and rich to be empowered....
Back To WorkBack To Work
For new fathers one of the most difficult experiences can be leaving the your new baby and heading back into the office. Here are some important office survival lessons that will make the transition ...
Cot DeathCot Death
Once again, this month, the headlines have included new information about the risks of cot death. Recent research shows that although the number of babies dying in their cots has decreased, there has...
Baby MassageBaby Massage
Baby massage is becoming more popular throughout the country. There are some specific massage techniques but basically it’s about your baby getting used to ‘positive touch’....
ThrushThrush
Thrush is a fungal infection caused by Candida Albicans. Candida is often present in your body but is usually harmless. Pregnancy increases the risk of getting thrush. Symptoms of vaginal thrush incl...
When do I have to have an internal?When do I have to have an internal?
There are a few reasons why vaginal examinations (internals) need to be done. They are only done when it is necessary and the reason will be explained to you at the time. Although they can be uncomfo...
Home ComfortsHome Comforts
Home birth can be a reality for every woman, and although it is not widely known, place of birth is a choice for every pregnant woman - you do not have to give birth in hospital. It may surprise you ...
Get RealGet Real
The jury's out on how long a disposable nappy takes to decompose, and it is estimated that a single nappy could take hundreds of years to break down. Added to this, it is thought that approximately t...
Ready Steady Go!Ready Steady Go!
Are you way past your due date? You are probably feeling very uncomfortable and it seems as if you have been pregnant forever, dreading the prospect of a medical induction. You may even be having ann...
Lots of visitors?Lots of visitors?
After the birth of your new baby you may notice that people feel compelled to visit you en masse the instant you return home. We have a simple solution to deal with all those visitors... give them jo...
Euro NCAP 5 Star StandardEuro NCAP 5 Star Standard
There are now an alarming amount of considerations you will have to come to terms with when buying a new car. However there’s one piece of information that’s critical you know before you buy... t...
What shall I bring to hospital when I go into labour?What shall I bring to hospital when I go into labour?
This guideline is primarily for those women who plan to deliver in hospital. However if you are planning for a home birth then you may still need many of the items suggested. ...
Take Time out to Care for your Body after the Birth of your BabyTake Time out to Care for your Body after the Birth of your Baby
Whether you are a first time mum, or have had four kids, the changes that happen to your body immediately after you've given birth can be quite a shock. Our head to toe guide of what to expect, inclu...
What can I eat?What can I eat?
Do you know which foods you can eat and which you should avoid? If you are unsure then click here to find out food to avoid when you're pregnant...
Folic AcidFolic Acid
If you have been reading up on pregnancy in all the magazines, you will have probably come across the advice given to all pregnant women, and those planning a baby in the future to get the recommend...
Yummy MummyYummy Mummy
The big changes that occur during pregnancy can alter the way you feel about your body, and how you feel about sex with your partner. You or your partner may also worry that sex could harm your growi...
Birth PlanBirth Plan
Ever thought about writing a birth plan but didn't know where to start or what to include? Check out our guide to writing the perfect Birth Plan for you to ensure you get the very best out of your bi...
A-Z of nutrition in pregnancyA-Z of nutrition in pregnancy
Ever heard of eating for two? Forget it! Quality of diet during pregnancy is the most important factor to consider - not quantity. Check out our quick guide to getting the best out of your diet durin...
The Baby ShowerThe Baby Shower
Anyone that has ever been a keen watcher of the American series "Friends" will have witnessed both Phoebe and Rachel having a "baby shower" prior to their little ones' arrivals. While holding baby s...
Development in the first 4 monthsDevelopment in the first 4 months
A new baby will have been in a water bag for nine months so all baby's senses need to be awakened... touch, sight, hearing, taste and smell! Take a look at how you can use things like multi-sensory t...
Due Date CalculatorDue Date Calculator
Calculate your due date and find out further information on the development of your baby during different stages of pregnancy,...
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