There are plenty of things you can do to manage your hair during the next few months – so whether you want to get it back under control, or make the best of your new bouncy locks, here are some easy tips on how to take care of your hair in pregnancy.
What day could possibly be better to announce your pregnancy and future child than a day dedicated to love?
As the most romantic day of the year approaches why not consider some of these exciting ways to announce your pregnancy during Valentine’s Day.
What colour should a pregnant woman wear in 2023? Well, finding the right colours to wear can be tricky at the best of times, wondering if that neon orange shirt is really flattering, if your big green coat is a bit too much.. and during pregnancy picking colourful options can be even more scary.
The new year is an amazing time to come at life with a refreshed attitude and new goals, learnt from the year just passed, but pregnancy is not the time to make even more drastic life changes, or make yourself stressed with extremely ambitious goals.
Cocktails are such a fun, treaty thing to do during your holidays, not being able to drink alcohol during your pregnancy doesn’t mean you can’t spend the day inventing your own exciting mocktails. You can also easily find alcohol free wines, champagnes, beers and spirits so that you can still enjoy your favourite drinks and get involved in the celebrations.
When all is said and done, this pregnancy is all about you. So don’t put too much pressure on your announcement – do whatever feels fun, and easy, and makes you more excited about things, not stressed about them!
You know your friends and family and the best way to share this wonderful news with them – just do whatever feels right. Whether it’s a cinema-worthy film or a simple written paragraph, this moment is all about you!
These maternity clothing picks will keep your pregnancy fashion on trend this autumn, no matter what the season has in store for you. Just remember that really the best pregnancy clothes are the ones that make you feel comfortable and confident – so pick whatever expresses who you are the best, and if you would rather wear comfy sweats and a hoodie than worry about trendy maternity clothes – then do that!
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.
Here at Secret Saviours we know how necessary it is to get plenty of uninterrupted sleep while you’re pregnant! In this blog we’re going to look at the main causes of sleep deprivation in pregnancy and then give you some tips on the best ways to help relieve some of the most common sleep problems.
So, if you’re one of the countless mums-to-be whose been asking yourself “How many hours should a pregnant woman sleep?” then read on.
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!
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.
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’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.
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?’.
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.
Are you one of the 50% of women who suffer from low back pain (LBP) in pregnancy? Well, as that percentage demonstrates, you’re not alone! Many expectant mothers suffer significant discomfort throughout their pregnancy because of back pain or lower pelvic pain.
Gardening during pregnancy can be a great way to stay active whilst getting some of that much needed fresh air and sunshine. Oh, and of course, a colourful garden is a sure-fire way to cheer you up each day! But there are often concerns about gardening during pregnancy, stemming from stories about toxoplasmosis, harmful insecticides and the dangers of exercise whilst pregnant.
t’s natural to be feeling stressed while pregnant - your body is going through a lot of changes and you can end up being bombarded with lots of contradicting advice or worrying about every symptom you feel. In fact, this last year has been the complete opposite of stress-free, which has left many women asking how to survive stress whilst pregnant. Just remember that these are unusual times and if you are feeling tense, anxious or even mildly stressed during your pregnancy right now it’s to be...
It’s National Complementary Therapy Week right now, which raises the question – are complementary therapies safe during pregnancy?
What Treatments can I do?
The short answer is yes and, whilst massage is one of the safest, there are a whole range of other complementary therapies that are safe for you too.Of course, you need to check with your doctor before you embark on any therapies like homeopathy, massage or acupuncture, but generally they are non-invasive therapies and therefore low ri...
You may be feeling overwhelmed by all the pregnancy diet myths and rules that you hear about on the internet - just what can you eat during pregnancy?!
Since it's National Nutrition Month right now, we’ve decided to cut through the chaos with some simple information.
Research has 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 weeks early is a standard suggestion, but with all the planning involved we suggest you begin preparing your checklist way before that.
Don't let worries about your workout wardrobe put you off, because keeping active can help with labour, overall health of you and your baby, and getting back into shape post birth.
The body works hard whilst pregnant so it's important to find pieces that work just as hard for you!
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 be pretty different for of 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 ov...
We’ve found that so many myths about pregnancy and beauty, and pregnancy and health, are misleading, that we thought we’d bust a few wide open.
When it comes to health in pregnancy, accuracy is vital, so let’s get these pregnancy health and beauty statements sorted into myth or fact.
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 of evidence that 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).
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 doin...
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.
July is Plastic Free Month so we thought we would take some time out from the world’s biggest health challenge right now to focus on one of the other core issues our planet is facing - plastic pollution.
We are proud that now all of our 100ml Day Gel and Night Cream tubes are made from sugarcane. They have more than 96% sustainable content and are completely recyclable, meaning that you can use our products in the knowledge that you are reducing your own carbon footprint.
Pregnancy pillows can actually help just about anyone get a better night’s sleep, not just pregnant women.
In this post, we explain all the different types of pregnancy pillows (who knew there were so many?) and how to use them for a better night's sleep. If you have issues getting comfortable at night, a pregnancy pillow might be the perfect option for you.
You’re significant other will be so excited to share the bed with you and your new pregnancy pillow!
It’s 9am and you’re getting ready for the first Zoom meeting of the day. What do you wear? Are you like the majority of other UK homeworkers and reach for your much-loved favourite top that’s hanging on the back of your chair (no one will notice the t-shirt underneath)? Or do you head to your computer all dolled up (well the top half anyway)?
We hope you’ve enjoy our recommended top 7 superfoods that are good for you and your baby. They are by no means the only foods that can keep you healthy and help with your baby’s development, but if you eat these regularly, you’ll be making a great start. We think we’ve shown that, as well as being good for you, there are some delicious ways of including superfoods in your daily diet.
OK, so it’s time to focus on the man in your life this weekend. With Father’s Day upon us, why not make this dad-to-be feel like the attention is all on him on Sunday. After all this time next year there’ll be a toddler in your midst.
Gestational diabetes affects 1.5 out of 10 pregnant women and is high blood sugar (glucose) that develops during pregnancy and usually disappears after giving birth. It happens when your body cannot produce enough insulin, a hormone that helps to control blood sugar levels, to meet your extra needs during pregnancy.
It is truly remarkable how a woman’s body adapts during pregnancy. The list of changes it undergoes is mind boggling. Some of these changes you may already be aware of, but we bet there are many that you haven’t got a clue are happening to you right now.