How To Manage Nausea And Vomiting (Aka Morning Sickness) In Pregnancy






The majority of pregnant women experience morning sickness – nausea and vomiting. It usually affects women in the early stages of pregnancy during the first trimester from around 6 weeks (and up to 12 weeks). It’s officially known as NVP (nausea and vomiting in pregnancy), although you will more often hear it called morning sickness. This is a bit of a misnomer as it can actually happen at any time of day. No-one really understands […]

Which Essential Oils Can You Use In Pregnancy And Childbirth?






Essential oils are highly concentrated plant extracts which can be helpful to aid relaxation and reduce anxiety during both pregnancy and childbirth, provided you are generally healthy. If you’re interested in using essential oils, it’s sensible to check with your midwife first, particularly if you have diabetes or high (or low) blood pressure or any other medical conditions. Or you could consult a qualified aromatherapist. If you experience bleeding during your pregnancy then using essential […]

How to cope with pregnancy hormones






  When you are pregnant your body will change more than ever before. Your altered hormone levels can affect your mood and emotions as well as physically affecting your body. Remember that it is the job of your hormones to help regulate the many changes taking place which will enable your baby to grow and you to go through labour and give birth. Some of the most significant hormones in pregnancy are oestrogen, progesterone, oxytocin, […]

Taking Supplements During Pregnancy






Good nutrition is vital to promote both a healthy pregnancy and baby. It is important to be vigilant about getting enough nutrients to nourish your body and support your baby’s development as best you can. Remember that your nutritional requirements are different during pregnancy as your body is working extra hard; if your body is deficient in a vitamin or mineral, this can have consequences for the health of your baby. You can get most […]

Why You Should Consider Delayed Cord Clamping






One of the most iconic post-birth images is that of the umbilical cord being cut. If you’re expecting a child or are thinking of having one, you’ve probably pictured this moment in your head before, and wondered if you or your partner would cut the cord. And if the births we see in movies and on television are to be believed, it’s a step that needs to be carried out as soon as the baby […]

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 […]

How to Manage Pain During Childbirth






There’s simply no way around it — having a baby hurts. While everyone’s birth story will be different, we can’t promise you it will be completely free of discomfort. Today, however, there are multiple options available to help you manage this pain and get through your delivery as comfortably as possible. Causes of Pain During Childbirth It’s important not to let fear about the pain of giving birth put unnecessary stress on you during your […]

Hospital Bag Essentials for Your Delivery Date






As your delivery date nears, it’s always best to have a packed bag ready to go whenever the baby chooses to arrive. But what should you bring along? Here are some essentials to make both mommy and baby comfortable and allow for a little more peace of mind while you’re in the hospital.   Pajamas and Loungewear — Nobody likes a hospital gown, so bring your own garments for before and after delivery so you […]

Safe Ways to Manage Pain During Pregnancy






During pregnancy, you’re likely to experience common aches and pains from time to time, but how you remedy them is very important. While your baby is in utero, you won’t have all the same options you normally would, which means coping with pain can be more tricky. That being said, you aren’t relegated to nine months without any sort of relief. With a little research and planning, you can safely manage pain throughout your pregnancy […]

The Importance of Folic Acid, DHA, and Vitamin D During Pregnancy






During pregnancy, getting the proper nutrients is of the utmost importance. Not only are you looking out for your own health and wellness, but also that of your child. Your nutrition during pregnancy plays a pivotal role in their growth and development both in utero and postpartum. When evaluating your diet and supplement regimen, it’s important to make sure three specific nutrients aren’t missed in your prenatal care: folic acid, DHA and vitamin D. Folic […]


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