Can You Lower Your Risk Of Pre-Eclampsia?






What is pre-eclampsia? Pre-eclampsia (also written as preeclampsia) is a condition affecting some pregnant women, usually during the second half of pregnancy (after 20 weeks). In the UK up to 6% of pregnancies are affected with mild pre-eclampsia, with 1-2% of cases severe. Figures indicate that 5-8% of pregnancies in the US are affected by pre-eclampsia. What are the symptoms of pre-eclampsia? The signs of mild pre-eclampsia are high blood pressure (hypertension) and protein in […]

What to do if your baby gets a cold?






It can be worrying as a parent the first time your little baby gets a cold, particularly as they can’t tell you how they’re feeling, nor can they understand what is going on. If your baby comes into contact with other people regularly they will be exposed to a multitude of germs and viruses. Babies and young children tend to get colds quite often and it can seem as if they catch everything that’s going […]

6 Things Pregnant Women Can Do To Start Enhancing Their Babies’ Cognitive Development






While you’re carrying your child, it may seem too early to be thinking about how they’ll perform in school. As if there isn’t enough to worry about. But being mindful of their cognitive development while your baby is in utero can make a difference in how they learn, retain information and behave after they’re born. But how? It’s not like you can show them flash cards. Believe it or not, there are some things you […]

12 Facts You Should Know About Newborn Babies






Having a baby brings with it plenty of questions. Probably too many to count. What will they look like? How will they change and how fast? What do they need? We’ve rounded up some important things to know about caring for your newborn baby and some facts about their development in those first weeks and months so you can focus on bonding with them and taking care of yourself with a bit less stress: Bathing: […]

Keeping Your Baby Hydrated






When your baby is first born, they’ll rely on either breastmilk, formula or a combination of both, to not only provide their nutrition, but also to keep them hydrated. Maintaining proper hydration is very important, as dehydration can be life threatening in infants. But what should you give them once they’re older? Water Basics Once your baby reaches one year of age, you’ll begin giving them water on a daily basis to help them stay […]