Pregnancy

Discover everything you need to know about pregnancy and your body for the next nine months – from eating and exercise to labour and birth and even what you should name your newborn! Use our age and stage timeline as your weekly guide to changes in your pregnancy body and your baby’s development.

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What is the difference between spontaneous and coached pushing in labour?

Coached pushing is quite a controversial topic, find out how it differs from a spontaneous labour.
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Can you catch toxoplasmosis from your cat while pregnant?

Is having a cat a health risk to your unborn baby?
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How can you prepare for placenta insufficiency?

Placenta insuffiency could lead to an early birth. What can you expect and how should you prepare?
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Can eating high-fibre foods give a breast fed baby gas?

Babies will get wind / gas, and some suffer more than others. Find out whether your diet of high-fibre foods...
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Low-lying placenta what does it mean for your birth?

Get the low down on your low-lying placenta whether it means you will need a Csection.
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Which painkillers are safe to take in pregnancy and when you are breastfeeding?

You're pregnant and you have the headache from hell - should you pop a pill? And what about dosing up...
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What is a cervical stitch?

Find out here what it involves to have a cervical stitch procedure.
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Is a smear test safe in pregnancy?

Most women from the age of 25 to 49 will have a smear test every three years, but will it...
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How dads-to-be can be helpful during labour

Your partner has an important supporting role to play in your labour.
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5 ways to deal with varicose veins

Varicose veins can occur when your body changes during pregnancy, what can be done to treat them?
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Can acupuncture be used in labour?

Find out whether acupuncture is safe to be used during a natural birth.
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Tips for pregnancy in your 20s, 30s and 40s

There's rarely a perfect time to have a baby, but there are tips for all ages here, says Ali Horsfall.
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7 expert ways to cope with labour pain

From gas and air to hypnobirthing, we explore the many ways to manage pain when giving birth, with advice from...
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How to exercise safely during pregnancy

Becoming a mother for the first, second, third time or more is a wonderful experience but can be daunting too....
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How to identify real labour contractions and what they feel like

What do contractions really feel like and how can you tell you're in labour? We round up how to identify...
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Celebrate The Snowman at 40 and WIN your own ultimate Snowman goody bag!

As Raymond Briggs’ classic picturebook marks its 40th anniversary, we check out the special edition Snowman gifts for Christmas and...
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