the

BLOG

Blog

You’re not alone if you’re feeling stressed! During pregnancy your body is going through a lot of changes that can leave you physically and mentally exhausted. You may find yourself being bombarded with lots of contradictory advice or worrying about every symptom you feel.

Juggling the ever-increasing pace of work and family life has led many of us to change our daily diets. Nowadays we often rely on quick and easy food to feed ourselves and our families, with fully-prepared meals being reserved for special occasions.

Bread-based foods such as sandwiches, wraps and pizzas can be found on the menu more than ever – they are filling, not too calorific and contain minerals and nutrients essential for our health.

Don’t forget to look after your pregnant body during these precious months. Choosing to prevent stretch marks now is a decision that will affect you for life. Our 3-step stretch mark prevention system will give you an 82% chance of coming out of pregnancy stretch mark free. If you haven’t already, why not grab yours now
It can be a challenge to feel like part of the festive fun when you’re pregnant and can’t drink or eat what you want. That’s why we’re sharing our favourite festive holiday mocktails that everyone will love. 

Whether you’re buying a gift for a pregnant friend of family member, or trying to drop hints about the Christmas gifts you’d like right now, last minute shopping at this time of year can be very stressful.

Well, we’re going to take all that stress away from you – so grab a decaf coffee, put your feet up and spend the next few minutes checking out some of our 2021 last minute Christmas gifts for pregnant mums.

Self-care is a vital part of your daily routine, especially when you’re expecting. Whether you want to nourish yourself and your baby with the perfect pregnancy diet, or calm your mind with a little meditation, we know how tricky it can be to find the balance when you're relaxing for two! And of course, many of you will be mums already, so finding ‘down-time’, where you, your bump and your other children, can relax and bond is especially important.

Being pregnant can be a minefield of do's and don’ts and sometimes it can feel like everyone you come across has an opinion on what you should or shouldn’t be doing with your body.

One of the hardest things to keep up with is what vitamins and minerals you should be taking during your pregnancy. Advice seems to be constantly changing and what your own mum was allowed to take during her pregnancy might be a big no-no for you now.

This September is the 26th year of Jeans for Jeans Day   (where wearing your favourite jeans can help raise money for children with genetic disorders) so what better time than now, to buy a pair of stylish maternity jeans.

It’s estimated that one out of 25 children is diagnosed with a genetic disorder. – that’s 30,000 babies and children in the UK each year. So far Jeans for Genes has raised over £45 million for these children so it’s really an easy way to do a lot of good (and look good doing it!)

Preparing to breastfeed can feel overwhelming and for many expectant and new mums it can feel like the first true test of motherhood. Considering you’ve just spent nine months growing a tiny human and dealing with all the side effects that come with pregnancy and labour, this can feel quite overwhelming.

Midwives have been helping women through childbirth since time immemorial. In the UK, their role is to provide support and guidance during pregnancy, childbirth and the ensuing period. If you have any questions or concerns, you shouldn’t hesitate to contact them – they are there to help and reassure you. 

So, how will a midwife support you?

There may be more choice of fashionable maternity wedding wear than ever before - but that doesn’t mean it’s not stressful to find that perfect outfit for a special occasion. Not least of all because depending on how far along you are, you probably don’t want to part with your loungewear, let alone find a maternity wedding guest dress.

Let’s be honest… being pregnant in the summer is hard. It’s hot, sweaty, your feet are swelling, and your new internal radiator did not get the memo.

And the list of what pregnant women shouldn’t eat, drink and do during pregnancy is long enough without adding BBQs to it, so the last thing you want to be left wondering is ‘can I have BBQ when pregnant?’.

Search