• 26 weird early pregnancy symptoms

    How early can you really tell if you are pregnant? If you have been trying to conceive then you are probably finding that the wait from ovulation to positive pregnancy test feels like an absolute lifetime.  There’s nothing quite so addictive when you want to fall pregnant than looking for symptoms everywhere. Was that a

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  • Heavy bleeding in early pregnancy – what’s normal?

    Bleeding heavily during early pregnancy is scary.  However as a mama of two healthy girls, who bled for the first eight weeks during both pregnancies, I want to let you know that bleeding can be nothing to worry about.  If you bleed heavily and for several days or weeks during early pregnancy the automatic assumption

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  • Tips for preventing tearing during labour

    If you’re worried about tearing during labour there are a few things you can do to reduce the risk.  Before we get down to the tips, its worth mentioning that as with all things to do with labour, there are no guarantees.  You may want a natural birth in water, but you end up with

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  • How to heal “down there” fast after giving birth

    Want to heal fast after giving birth to your baby? Whether you’ve had vaginal stitches after tearing naturally or an episiotomy. Whether you’re suffering from haemorrhoids or just a seriously bruised bum, there are a few unpleasant things going on “down there” postpartum. Your body after giving birth is probably feeling pretty exhausted. You’ll likely

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  • 10 drug-free tips for coping with labour pain

    Looking for drug-free pain relief options for giving birth? Using drugs during labour should not be something any mother should feel ashamed about. I has diamorphine and gas and air during my labours and was happy with how it helped me.  If you do want an epidural, that’s absolutely your choice and lots of women

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  • How to cope with pregnancy and a toddler

    Being pregnant is exhausting but add a toddler to that and you will be wishing for bedtime before 9am.  Coping with a toddler when you’re expecting your second baby is tough, but there are lots of things you can do to help you take care of yourself while taking care of your toddler.  I had

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