Reflexology is a complementary therapy that is used to treat symptoms all over your body using only pressure from your fingertips on your feet (and sometimes hands). It’s far more than a lovely foot massage as it’s based on the belief that your feet map your body, with pressure points linking to corresponding organs and tissues.
This condition is called Couvade Syndrome which comes from the French word “couver” meaning “to hatch” and although most doctors and midwives will tell you they have experienced expectant fathers suffering from this condition there is no medical diagnosis for it. However Dr Arthur Brennan, who was the author of the study undertaken at St George’s Hospital says: "Some people may perceive this as men trying to get in on the act but far from being attention-seeking, these symptoms are involuntary”.
Having a baby is a big life event and it’s completely natural to feel a bit anxious when you’re pregnant. However, if feeling anxious is starting to impact your life, you might be experiencing a mental health problem and you may need help.
If pregnancy is making you tired, or you’re suffering from morning sickness, keeping active is probably the last thing on your mind. But regular exercise will make you fitter as well as improve muscle tone, strength and endurance.