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Pregnant women should not cross their legs

Swollen ankles: reducing the swelling

Have you noticed that you have swollen ankles? If so, you don’t have anything to worry about, because swollen ankles are a perfectly normal and harmless, though uncomfortable, pregnancy symptom that most pregnant women experience in their third trimester of pregnancy. Regardless, we’re sure you want to do everything possible to reduce the swelling, so […]

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Mommyrexia: a scary reality

With celebrities like Miranda Kerr, Victoria Beckham and Gisele Bündchen maintaining slim figures during their pregnancies and shedding their baby weight in a few short weeks, it’s no surprise the pressure to be skinny while pregnant is increasing everyday. And now Tracy Anderson has launched The Pregnancy Project, a diet and exercise programme for pregnant […]

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Treating gestational diabetes

Finding out you have gestational diabetes can be scary, but don’t worry it is very simple to treat gestational diabetes and to avoid most of its associated complications. We thought we would help you out and have created a step-by-step guideto treating your gestational diabetes. We hope it helps! Step 1: Adjust your diet. If […]

Bradley method classes

Bradley method classes

‘It’s about Mothers, Babies, Families, Birthing Naturally’ The Bradley Method is a series of classes that are designed to provide individual attention. The classes are small and usually run for 12 weeks covering 12 units of instruction. When you join you will receive a student workbook that will help with the learning process. What to […]

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Dad’s survival guide: trimester 2 continued

Spoil her. Firstly, put your first trimester massage skills to work, her back and feet will be aching more than ever. Secondly, take her out. It was a good idea in trimester 1 and it’s still a good idea. Dinner, the cinema, a day trip or even a weekend away are great ideas. Read our […]

Exercise before pregnancy

Exercise before pregnancy

It is important to be a healthy weight when you are trying to conceive, as being overweight can negatively impact your chances of conceiving. If you need to lose weight, begin adjusting your lifestyle by following an exercise plan filled with cardio activities and a healthy diet plan. You will soon see those extra pounds […]

Exercise during pregnancy

Exercise during pregnancy

Although you may not feel like exercising, there are a lot benefits to be gained from exercising and maintaining a healthy diet during your pregnancy. It will help you to regulate your weight throughout your 40 weeks of pregnancy and to relax, which is essential during pregnancy, especially when you are feeling uncomfortable, stressed and […]

Your weight before pregnancy

Your weight before pregnancy

It is important that before you and your partner try to conceive that you are at a healthy weight. If you are underweight or overweight it can significantly reduce your fertility, making it difficult to conceive. Overweight women are also at a greater risk of suffering from insulin resistance during their pregnancy. Tips for a […]

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Alleviating Braxton Hicks

Braxton Hicks can be a right pain in the you know where! So we thought we would give you a few helpful tips to help you alleviate the discomfort they cause, especially near the end of your pregnancy. Drink water, Braxton Hicks are sometimes the result of dehydration Take some deep, slow breaths or practice […]

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