labour and birth

Christmas baby clothes

Christmas baby clothes

Christmas is a wonderful time of year and who knew it could get any better? Well, if you given birth over the last year you’re soon going to know how much more enjoyable it is with a little one in the house. We don’t know why, but everything just seems so much more festive and […]

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Banking on your baby’s blood: private or public?

Banking umbilical cord blood is a growing trend as the stem cells umbilical cord blood contains are proving to successfully treat a wide range of severe diseases and disorders and there is even more hope for future uses of these stem cells. Many parents who have decided to bank their baby’s cord blood are faced […]

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Umbilical cord blood banking

Banking umbilical cord blood is a growing trend as the stem cells umbilical cord blood contains are proving to successfully treat a wide range of severe diseases and disorders and there is even more hope for future uses of these stem cells. However, the use of umbilical cord blood and its stem cells is still […]

pregnancy symptoms

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (CTS) is a common pregnancy symptom that results from the excess fluid you retain in your body when you are pregnant. Basically, what causes swollen ankles during your pregnancy can also cause CTS. Carpal Tunnel Syndrome is the tingling and numbness you may be feeling in your hands, wrists and fingers. This […]

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Coping with Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (CTS) is a common pregnancy symptom that results from the excess fluid you retain in your body when you are pregnant. Basically, what causes swollen ankles during your pregnancy can also cause CTS. Luckily, there are plenty of things you can do to ease your Carpal Tunnel Syndrome symptomsso that CTS doesn’t […]

SPD pregnancy symptoms

SPD and labour

  SPD (Symphysis Pubis Dysfunction) or PPGP (Pregnancy-related Pelvic Girdle Pain) is severe pelvic pain which results from excess levels of relaxin softening your pelvic ligaments in preparation for labour and childbirth. Suffering from SPD can make childbirth a little more challenging, but the majority of mothers with SPD are still able to experience normal, […]

Pregnancy symptoms

Pelvic pain

Pelvic pain is a common pregnancy symptom and it really is a pain, especially if it becomes severe and develops into SPD (symphysis pubis dysfunction). Pelvic pain is the result of increased levels of the hormone relaxin in your body. Your pelvis is a combination of two sides, which are joined in the centre by […]

birth preparations

Pre-birth to do list

Before your baby’s arrival there are a lot of little tasks you have probably noticed you need to do. And if you’re lucky, you’ve probably begun nesting, which means you can’t wait to get started ticking things off of that to do list. We’ve written one to get you started. Get cooking. Once your baby […]

pregnancy symptoms

Nesting

Have you noticed that you have suddenly whipped yourself into a cleaning and organising frenzy? Well, that means you’re nesting and if you just can’t find enough to do you’re probably getting very close to giving birth. Nesting is a common pregnancy symptom that is actually very useful. What a nice change, a pregnancy symptom […]

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