Imagine going from a dark and cosy, warm environment that gently lulls you to sleep through movement and where your tummy is always nicely full, to BRIGHT lights, LOUD noises and WIDE, open spaces where your arms fling around searching for comfort and that feeling of hunger that you’ve never experienced before!
In a recent poll we ran on Instagram, 70% of you told us that you’ve started thinking about your birthing playlist ideas. With scientific evidence that music in childbirth has a whole heap of health benefits, we think a birthing playlist should be a must for all mums-to-be.
There’s a mountain ofevidencethat the psychological and physiological changes women undergo during labour increase stress levels, which can have a negative effect on you and your baby.
With dietary requirements, food cravings and the need for more nutrients, navigating desserts during your pregnancy can be tricky. Luckily chocolate has been given the green light as a sweet treat to enjoy during your pregnancy. You may have even caught our past blog about chocolate not just being safe, but actually being good for you and your baby (in moderation of course).
There comes a time in every pregnancy when your fail-safe jeans don’t quite do up anymore, and looking for the best maternity jeans to replace them with can be pretty daunting – especially if it’s your first time, so it can be easy to put off.
But this September is the 25thyear ofJeans for Genes day(a day where wearing your denim can help raise money for children with genetic disorders), the perfect reason to finally take the plunge and swap into some stylish maternity jeans.
You may have found yourself wondering about the benefits of eating organic while pregnant. After all it seems to be something lots of experts talk about and we all know that it’s important to make the right food choices to help your baby develop and grow throughout your pregnancy.
If you’re wondering about the best pregnancy smoothies, then look no further. We have 10 simple recipes for you, all are pregnancy safe and will help keep you and baby healthy during the next few months. Whether you’re a smoothie newbie or have been around the blender block a few times, this list is exactly what you need to get the most out of all the glorious fruit and veg we are lucky enough to have access to in UK supermarkets and greengrocers.