Sure you're eating for two, and one of you is developing. Unfortunately that doesn't mean you should actually eat for two; wouldn't that be great? Here is what you need to know about eating during pregnancy.
First of all, to prevent cot death, put your baby down to sleep on their back. And never smoke around your baby.
Perhaps you've got the pregnancy test in your hand and you've just found out that you're pregnant! Congratulations! This is the beginning of a long, exciting, fantastic, fun, sometimes tough and tiresome journey. Welcome aboard!
Children who have been breastfed during their first four months are less likely to develop asthma and allergies. The added protection lasts until they’re eight years old.
Breastfeeding is the only thing you can't do. But you're still nearly as important as your partner in the breastfeeding process. That's because help and support are the key to successful breastfeeding.
A lot of pregnant women experience back pain and pain in the pelvis. Here are some things you can do to ease the pain.
Ultrasound scans are available to all pregnant women, and are an exciting experience for many. Often it's during an ultrasound scan that you truly realise you're going to be a parent. It can be especially wonderful for dads and older siblings.
The first signs of pre-eclampsia are often high blood pressure and swelling of the hands, feet and abdomen. The most common remedy is rest. If this doesn't help and the pre-eclampsia goes from mild to severe, a caesarean may be advised.
Your LMC will be a really important person in your life over the next few months. He/She is the one responsible for monitoring your health, answering all your questions and being your sounding board.
A miscarriage is the loss of a life and the loss of a dream. And along with that sense of loss comes worry that you may never have another child.
For many women, one of the first signs of pregnancy is a feeling of sickness in the pit of their stomach. No, it's not dread or fear (usually!); it's morning sickness! Not pleasant, but here are some things that might help.
What you eat when you're pregnant is extremely important, but it's even more important if you're vegetarian. Vegetarian mums-to-be need to be especially vigilant about getting enough protein and iron.
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