Five Pregnancy Workouts You Can Start Today

Taking regular exercise can help to reduce many of the aches and pains associated with pregnancy. Exercise can also help you to maintain a healthy weight gain, get a good night’s sleep, and reduce stress. Think of labour as a marathon – staying active by exercising regularly during pregnancy will help you to stay fit in preparation for the marathon. …

Fiona PeacockFive Pregnancy Workouts You Can Start Today

Five Foods to Relieve Constipation During Pregnancy

You are more susceptible to constipation during pregnancy. Your digestion slows down to make sure you absorb as many nutrients from food as possible, so that you have enough to nourish yourself and your baby. This slow digestive system could cause constipation. As your uterus grows, the increased pressure on your digestive system could also cause constipation. Symptoms of constipation …

Fiona PeacockFive Foods to Relieve Constipation During Pregnancy
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Feeling Self-Conscious About Pregnancy Weight Gain

Some women really do glow and exude self-confidence, from the moment they pee on the stick to the final push of labour. These women look amazing in maternity wear – even yoga pants – and seem to have been designed with pregnancy in mind. These women appear to be doing pregnancy ‘right’, and as they jog past you, momentarily blinding …

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Can I Fly During Pregnancy?

As people no doubt keep telling you, you won’t get to spend much quality time with your partner once the baby arrives. You’ll be sleep deprived, nappy-changing, baby-rocking partners in crime, but you won’t get much alone time. For the first few months at least, any grown up moments snatched during naptime will probably be spent talking about how amazing …

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3 Tips to Survive Summer Pregnancy

Many women plan their pregnancy around the different seasons of the year. Perhaps they want to avoid being in the third trimester during the dog days of summer. But for many of us, pregnancy comes when it comes – and we find ourselves looking forward to a summer due date. Which also means that we will spend the third trimester …

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Chickenpox During Pregnancy

It is very rare for women to catch chickenpox during pregnancy. Only around 0.3% of women will become infected with chickenpox while they are pregnant. Most people contract chickenpox in childhood; though, with the advent of the chicken pox vaccine, the number of cases has decreased dramatically. Around 90% of pregnant women are immune to chickenpox. I’ve had chickenpox before …

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16 Weeks Pregnant with a Toddler in Tow

Standing in a grocery store check out line with a cranky 18 month old who had totally (and suddenly) developed a strong willed mind of her own, it hit me. Here I was, 16 weeks pregnant, 4 months along – with another child, when the one that I already had was entering the threshold to the terrible two’s. She was too …

Team Health & Parenting16 Weeks Pregnant with a Toddler in Tow
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When Will I Feel my Baby Kick for the First Time?

Many pregnant women wonder when they will feel their baby kick for the first time. Your baby starts moving around inside you, during the first trimester. At around week eight, your baby will start to bend and startle. You probably won’t be able to feel anything for quite some time though. Remember, at this stage, your baby is very small. …

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