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Seven signs of nesting

At some point during pregnancy, even though you may be tired and want to rest, you can experience a sudden need to tidy, clean and organise your home. This is what is known as ‘nesting’ and it’s...

Unique ways to announce your pregnancy

Keeping your pregnancy under wraps until you’re ready to tell people is hard when you’re so excited. Some people like to announce it straight away, others may choose to wait until the first scan s...

Pregnancy brain – fact or fiction?

Many people will be familiar with the expressions ‘pregnancy brain’ or ‘baby brain’, whether they’re parents or not. So, what exactly does this mean and is there any truth behind it? ...

Pregnancy wear on a budget

Maternity wear can be really expensive and, unless you’re planning to have more children, you’ll only wear it for a few months. There are lots of ways you can adapt your existing clothing and seek...

Choosing a birthing partner

A birthing partner is someone who will be with you during labour and birth, to give you emotional and practical support. Who you choose to be your birthing partner is entirely up to you. (more&h...

How your body changes during pregnancy

During pregnancy your body changes to accommodate your growing baby. However, bump aside, there are some other changes you may experience when you’re pregnant that are completely natural, although u...

Do I need a birth plan?

A birth plan is a way of letting the people who will be looking after you during labour and birth know the things you’d like to happen. This can include anything from the type of pain control you wa...

Overcoming the Fear of a C-Section

It’s normal to be apprehensive about the thought of any surgery and, for many mothers-to-be, the prospect of having a caesarean can be really worrying. Sometimes this is an elected procedure, for va...