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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...

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? ...

How to minimise pregnancy weight gain

A new study by Penn State College of Medicine in the US has revealed that a mum-to-be’s attitude during pregnancy has a direct correlation to the amount of weight she will gain. The research focuse...

The ten most unusual pregnancy cravings

Did you crave anything weird when you were pregnant? I didn’t have any cravings EXCEPT for sparkling water (pretty unexciting)… but I also hankered for the smell of acetone, petrol, permanent mar...

What is Pica in pregnancy? And what causes it?

If you haven’t heard of pica (I only stumbled across the term recently), it’s the term used to describe the intense craving for – and eating of – non-food items, such as soil, clay, laundry st...

Tiredness during pregnancy – why?

I remember being pregnant –twice – and for the first trimester – both times – I think I was asleep on the couch by 8 o’clock every night… for 8 or so weeks. The tiredness during pregnancy ...

Men can suffer from sympathetic pregnancy

Do you remember that film “Junior”? If you cast your brain back to 1994, you might have a vague recollection of Arnold Schwarzenegger with a giant pregnant belly – yes, that movie… It was tot...