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Books to Read to Your Baby in the Womb

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Reading to your baby while they’re in the womb will help you to form a closer bond before birth. Your baby will become more familiar with the sound of your voice, which can help to keep them calm, relaxed, and happy. Reading to your baby in the womb can even encourage them to move from […]

When Does the Placenta Take Over?

The placenta is a new organ your body will develop during your pregnancy. It attaches to the lining of your womb, and it connects to your baby via the umbilical cord. The placenta will grow over the course of your pregnancy, until it’s about 20cm in diameter and 2.5cm thick. What Does the Placenta Do? […]

What Side and How to Sleep When Pregnant

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Many women have trouble sleeping during pregnancy. One study found that at least 50% of pregnant women experience some form of insomnia. In this post, we’ll discuss which sleeping positions are best for you and your baby, along with some other ideas that might help you sleep better during your pregnancy. Please note – these […]

How to Count Baby Kicks

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Counting your baby’s kicks helps you tell your baby’s position in your womb. Your baby’s position can give you a general idea of their overall health. And in some cases, it can help you determine your due date. This is an essential introduction to baby kick counts. We’ll explain why it’s a good idea to […]

How To Tell Baby Position By Kicks

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As your baby grows in your womb, they’ll tend to move more and change their position more often. Some positions are more comfortable than others. But your baby’s position can also give you an idea of their health, and it could even let you determine your due date! In this post we’ll explore some ways […]

When To Buy, Measure, and Start Wearing Nursing Bras

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Nursing bras can make feeding your baby a lot easier, and a lot more comfortable. But what’s the best time to buy a nursing bra? And as your breasts can grow through your pregnancy and after birth, what size nursing bra should you buy? When to Buy Your First Nursing Bras Some women start wearing […]

What To Put In Your Changing Bag – A Checklist

Your changing bag doesn’t need to include everything you could conceivably need in every scenario. If you pack too many things “just in case”, your changing bag will quickly become too bulky and too heavy. And when you’re pushing or carrying a baby around, you’ll have enough on your hands already. However, you don’t want […]

Christmas Pregnancy Announcement Ideas

What’s the best way to announce your pregnancy over Christmas, or through the winter? In this post we’ll explore some fun and meaningful Christmas pregnancy announcement ideas. Be sure to check out our guide to Easter pregnancy announcement ideas too! Who Are You Announcing Your Pregnancy To? Know your audience! Planning on telling your parents […]

Hospital Bag Checklist for Labour

Your hospital bag should contain everything you and your baby might need in the first few days after birth, until you’re both ready to come home. In this post we’ll provide a checklist of essential things to pack, for you and your baby. But before we start listing items, bear in mind that you might […]

What is the Let-Down Reflex When Breastfeeding?

If you’re breastfeeding, or worried your baby isn’t getting enough milk, encouraging the let-down reflex can help. What is Let-Down Reflex? The let-down reflex is the natural process by which your baby gets milk from sucking. How Does Let-Down Work? Your baby sucks on your breast, which triggers nerves in your nipple. This sends signals […]

Heat Exhaustion During Pregnancy: Tips For Keeping Cool

High temperatures can be harmful to anyone, but they’re particularly hazardous when you’re pregnant. In this post we’ll explain the risks of heat exhaustion during pregnancy, along with some of the signs you should look out for. We’ll also explore some ways you can keep cool during the warmer months of your pregnancy. The Risks […]

Pregnancy Belly Bars: Everything You Need To Know

If you have a belly bar or another kind of belly piercing, will it cause any problems when you’re pregnant? In this post we’ll explore what you should do with your belly piercings during and after your pregnancy – and how to maintain your piercing if you need to remove it. We’ll also take a […]

When and How to Start Using a Birthing Ball

Many women use birthing balls in the mid to late stages of their pregnancies. But if you’ve never used a birthing ball before, you might be wondering when’s the best time to start using one. So in this post, we’ll explore the best time to start using a birthing ball. We’ll also take a look […]

How Many Scans During Pregnancy in the UK?

Ultrasound scans give you a picture of how your baby’s developing in your womb. As they have no side-effects on either you or your baby, you can safely get a scan at any stage during your pregnancy. If you’re a first-time mother, you might have some questions about the scans you get during pregnancy. So […]

What Cheese Can You Eat When Pregnant?

Some expectant mothers avoid eating cheese completely when pregnant.  This is because some dairy products contain Listeria bacteria, which can lead to an infection called listeriosis. In pregnant women, listeriosis can make your baby very unwell. In serious cases, it can even result in miscarriage or stillbirth. But some cheese is perfectly safe to eat. […]

Easter Pregnancy Announcement & Gender Reveal Ideas

In many ways, Easter is the perfect time to announce your pregnancy, or to put on a gender reveal idea. This is the part of the year when everything feels fresh and vital, so it’s just the time to celebrate new life! In this post we’ll talk about some ideas for Easter pregnancy announcements and […]