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To know or not to know? That is the question!

The other day in a local restaurant, a couple were having a funny, but also serious debate. She was pregnant and they were approaching the time when they could, if they wanted to, find out the sex of the baby. The woman was adamant that she didn’t want to know, while her other half was just as adamant that he did.

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Surviving Bed Rest

This is definitely not how you envisaged spending your pregnancy. Things have gone slightly wrong and due to various complications, you have been ordered to bed by your doctor. Everyone around you keeps reminding you that you need to stay calm, which is easier said than done, when you have a lot of free time to think about what could happen to you or the

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Immortalising your bump

Pregnancy is a time in a women’s life of great change and beauty. It is also an ideal opportunity to celebrate the life to come. With such a life-changing event, it would be a shame not to record this amazing journey. You might want to do this with one special event or at various stages along the way. Here are a few ideas to get

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Finding Prenatal Zen Through Yoga

As your morning sickness subsides, you might be feeling the urge to exercise. Prenatal yoga is a great way for you to release the physical and emotional stresses of all that extra work your body and mind is undertaking during pregnancy. Not only can it help you relax or aid with shortness of breath, it can relieve lower back pain, increase sleep and circulation and

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Getting Ready for the Big Event

You have come through two trimesters of your pregnancy and you are now in the home straight. Apart from decorating and preparing the furniture for your new arrival, there are a few things you can do to make getting to the hospital and bringing the baby home for the first time, less stressful. Preparing for the hospital It’s a good idea to have your hospital

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Twins on board! Top tips on preparing for multiple births

You knew you were feeling tired and perhaps the increased appetite started to give it away, but nothing could have prepared you for the sight of those two embryos on the ultrasound. While some of your relatives’ or friends’ singleton experiences will relate to yours, other aspects will not, such as the fact that you are growing twice as fast or having more acute pregnancy

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Tips for pregnant women travelling with a baby in board

Although you may think that summer is still far away, before you know it the holiday you have planned or are in the middle of planning will have arrived. If you are pregnant this one will be extra-special as it’s the last one before your baby arrives. If you are spending time abroad during your pregnancy, then it is wise to take a few pointers

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Pregnancy boredom and how to beat it

Rochelle Humes is The Saturdays fame has recently tweeted about being bored on her maternity leave from the band as she is not used to just relaxing! And this is something that many pregnant women experience. By the time you’ve reached your third trimester and are on your maternity leave, many expectant mums start getting bored with pregnancy and can’t wait to meet their bundle

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Is your employer making your pregnancy and impending maternity leave a challenge? Know your rights!

Pregnant employees enjoy the right to be paid for time off work that is spent receiving antenatal care (employers cannot request that employees make up this time by working additional hours). Despite what some unscrupulous employers may try to do to stop you, you do have rights in the workplace, and once you know what the law says, you’ll have something concrete to support your

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