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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...

Fitness and Exercise During Pregnancy

Depending on your level of fitness and your exercise regime before you became pregnant, exercise during pregnancy can help you stay in shape, lift your mood and prepare your body for labour. (more...

Newborns: What to Expect

The newborn phase is a magical one; its quirks not always what you’d expect from babyhood. Here’s how those first few special weeks are likely to unfold. (more…)...

Can I Take Painkillers in Pregnancy?

Aches and pains can attend pregnancy—migraines, loosened joints, etc.—but just because they’re expected, does that mean you should suffer through them? (more…)...