Researchhas shown that only 5% of births actually take place on their due date.
So even if you still have a while to go it might be a good idea to start getting your hospital bag checklist together –at least two weeksearly is a standard suggestion, but with all the planning involved we suggest you begin preparing your checklist way before that.
Even with social distancing and lockdown measures in force, December was probably a time to let your guard down and treat yourself to a few extra chocolates, mince pies and other Christmas goodies (yeah, we skipped the bit about bubbly – that’ll have to wait until Christmas 2021).
This Christmas is going to bepretty different forof us, but we know it’ll be especially tricky when you’re pregnant and were hoping to meet up with friends and family to celebrate your growing bump.
Well, we’re not going to underplay your disappointment, but we are going to show you that every cloud has a silver lining and we’re here to help you find it so you can still have a fun pregnant Christmas this year.
If you want ideas on some fun, pregnancy-safe, things you can be doing at home over the festive season, then read on!
The lists of foods that expectant mothers should make sure they eat, or avoid, are riddled with myths. We know from experience that dealing with all these food myths during pregnancy can get in the way of enjoying a healthy diet for you and your baby.
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.