birth and labour

Pain-free range of movement

Knowing your pain-free range of movement is important if you want to experience a natural childbirth without aggravating your SPD. How do I calculate my pain-free range of movement? Lie on your back and open your legs slowly until you feel pain. Once you feel pain, close them back slowly until you don’t feel pain […]

preventing varicose veins

Preventing varicose veins

Varicose veins are a pesky pregnancy symptom everyone wants to avoid and the good news is that there are several things you can do to prevent or at least limit the appearance of varicose veins during your pregnancy. What’s even better is that many of these tactics also reduce the likelihood of leg cramps! Exercise […]

pregnancy symptoms

Varicose veins

Varicose veins are an unfortunate, yet harmless pregnancy symptom several women experience during pregnancy. Varicose veins are swollen veins that form blue or purple bulges near the surface of your skin. During pregnancy varicose veins are usually observed in your legs and sometimes your vulva and usually worsen as your pregnancy progresses. They are caused […]

Pregnancy causes stretch marks

Avoiding and reducing stretch marks

Stretch marks are a very difficult pregnancy symptom to avoid and they never disappear 100%. That doesn’t mean you have to worry about them, we think it’s best to embrace them. There are also several steps you can take to both avoid and reduce the appearance of stretch marks. Avoid stretch marks by: Gaining weight […]

Stretch marks cover up

Stretch marks

Stretch marks are perhaps the pregnancy symptom most dreaded by expectant mothers, because unlike other pregnancy symptoms they don’t completely disappear after you give birth. Fortunately, stretch marks are completely harmless and do tend to fade during the first six to 12 months after you give birth. As many of you know stretch marks are […]

Doctors carrying out a C-section

C-sections

C-sections, which are also known as Caesarean sections, are surgical procedures that some mothers undergo in order to deliver their babies. In a C-section two incisions are made through your abdomen and uterus. The abdominal incision will either be horizontal across your lower abdomen, approximately where your bikini line begins, or vertical from your belly […]

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