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Getting the Better of Morning Sickness

I am continuously staggered by how many women put up, uncomplaining, with nausea and vomiting in early pregnancy. Although, the temptation can be to try and persevere through it, there are lots of great simple steps that can make morning sickness much more bearable. Morning sickness, of some degree, can affect up to 9 in 10 pregnant women. Hyperemesis Gravidarum …

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Getting the Better of Morning Sickness

What Exercise Should You Avoid During Pregnancy?

Exercise has fantastic benefits for both pregnant women and their babies. However, there are some types of exercise that should be avoided during pregnancy. These exercises include: Exercising at high altitude Scuba diving Exercising while lying on your back after 16 weeks of pregnancy Exercising at high temperature. This includes hot yoga such as Bikram Yoga. Hyperthermia during pregnancy can …

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What Exercise Should You Avoid During Pregnancy?

Ensuring That It’s Safe to Exercise in Your Pregnancy

Understandably, many women avoid exercise during pregnancy for fear of causing damage to the precious baby growing inside their womb. Previously, doctors would discourage exercise in pregnancy as it was thought that it might damage the delicate placental blood supply. In fact, exercise is not only safe in pregnancy but it actually has benefits for both mum and baby. However, …

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Ensuring That It’s Safe to Exercise in Your Pregnancy

How Exercise in Pregnancy Can Benefit Your Baby’s Heart

Many expectant mums avoid exercise during pregnancy for a variety of reasons. In the past exercise during pregnancy was discouraged as it was thought to reduce blood flow to the placenta. These concerns continue in the minds of many people today. In addition, discomfort, fatigue and lack of time also reduce the likelihood of exercise during pregnancy.   However, more …

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How Exercise in Pregnancy Can Benefit Your Baby’s Heart

How to Manage a Crying Baby

Babies cry. A lot. Studies show that 10% of babies cry “persistently” (more than three hours per day). On average it has been found that babies cry for 2 hours per day with a peak in the evening – the witching hour. Crying is particularly common in the first three months after birth. A crying baby can be huge source …

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How to Manage a Crying Baby

Trying Again After Pregnancy Loss

A recent study has confirmed that there is no necessity for couples to delay trying to get pregnant after suffering early pregnancy loss. Miscarriage is the loss of a pregnancy up to 24 weeks and they are very common. More than 1 in 10 of pregnancies that we know about end in miscarriage. However, many miscarriages occur before people are …

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Trying Again After Pregnancy Loss

What You Need To Know About The ‘New’ test for Down’s Syndrome

Firstly, it’s not new. The ‘new test’ for Down’s Syndrome is a type of non-invasive prenatal test (NIPT). The test is performed by taking a small blood sample from the mum and identifying tiny fragments of baby’s DNA in her bloodstream which have crossed over the placenta. It can be used to test for several serious genetic conditions including Down’s Syndrome. The test has been available in many private clinics for several years. It is known by …

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What You Need To Know About The ‘New’ test for Down’s Syndrome

Swaddling from the Nativity to Today

“And she brought forth her firstborn son, and wrapped him in swaddling clothes, and laid him in a manger; because there was no room for them in the inn.” During the 1960s in Syracuse, upstate New York, a group of Paediatricians were studying baby’s autonomic nervous systems, the part of the nervous system beyond our conscious control. They noticed that …

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Swaddling from the Nativity to Today