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Whether you're a first-time mum or this is your second (or third or fourth!) child, watch one mum's tips to make the homecoming smooth and comfy for everyone.
As you near your due date you may experience occasional, harmless contractions. These are known as Braxton Hicks contractions. However, some early contractions can be a sign of pre-term labour. What’s the
Pregnancy is a joyful time that you'll want to share with everyone around you, including your older children. But older children can easily be confused by what's going on in your growing belly. How can you help
Dry skin? Fatigue? Rapid pulse? Sweating? While thyroid problems aren't common, it's important to learn the symptoms since a thyroid imbalance can dramatically affect you and your baby. Here's what you need to
Parents-to-be can share in the magic of pregnancy in many ways. Mums, especially, need to remain sensitive to the needs of their partners, who may feel cut off from the experience. How can you help your partner
Did you know there are lots of ways to make yourself more comfortable during labor? You have a wide range of options, from progressive muscle relaxation to massage to epidurals. Learn more about comfort
While the vast majority of births take place without the need for significant medical intervention, occasionally doctors must step in. It's important to be prepared for every possibility. Here's what you need
Not only is it okay to keep having sex during pregnancy, it's good for you! Sex is great exercise that releases stress-busting endorphins. Also, it's a great way to embrace your changing shape. So how long can
No one needs empty calories, but not all carbohydrates are bad. "Good" complex carbohydrates provide crucial energy, plus important minerals, protein and fiber for you and your baby. Here's what you need to
It's okay to continue working up to your final weeks or even days of pregnancy, so long as you have no complications. But how do you keep your energy up at work and still have time to tune in to your baby's
Ah, maternity leave! Though you may feel impatient to meet your baby, don't wish the final weeks of pregnancy away. This is a great opportunity to concentrate on yourself for a change. How can you get the most
Now that you're pregnant, good eating habits are more important than ever. Find out about how many calories you really need; which nutrients are essential for you and your baby; why alcohol is not a good idea;
Just because you're pregnant doesn't mean you can't look and feel your best. But shopping for maternity clothes can be a challenge. Make the most of your blossoming figure with a maternity wardrobe that is
There’s so much to do in the run up to childbirth. Your partner has their own tasks to complete so they can feel ready. It can be daunting, but our list of essential to-dos should help make daddy feel empowered
Pregnant women need up to 100 grams of the right kind of protein per day. Proteins with vital amino acids are best to support your little one’s growth and development, and are mainly found in meat, fish and
Happy one minute, sad the next, the reality of pregnancy is that your mood can be all over the map. Learn about the emotional roller-coaster of pregnancy, and discover tips to keep your mood swings in check!
Exercise can brighten your mood, ease pregnancy discomforts, and strengthen muscles you'll need during childbirth. But not all exercises are safe for pregnant women. What's the right kind of workout for you?
From warm socks to dressing gowns, eye masks to headbands, lollipops to lip balm, here are the things you should pack for the hospital to make your experience easier, more comfortable, and more meaningful.
While you don't want to give birth on a full stomach, new research shows that fasting during labour isn't a good idea, either. So what are the best snacks to munch on if you get hungry during labour?
Water can be a wonderful, safe method of pain relief during labour. Have you considered using a birthing pool for your big day? Do you like the idea but worry about the risks? Here’s everything you need to know