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.
Halloween is a great time to trick your family and friends with a clever pregnancy reveal. From pumpkins that spread the news to slogans on t-shirts there are so many creative and fun ways to let everyone know your big news via your favourite social media platform.
Being pregnant can be a minefield of do's and don’tsand 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 26thyear ofJeans 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.
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.
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’shot, 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?’.
If you are concerned or are ever unsure about what cleaning products are and aren’t safe to use during your pregnancy, then it’s always a good idea to speak to your midwife who will be able to give you the most up-to-date advice for you and your baby.