Alcohol During Pregnancy: Can It Harm Your Baby?

Whether it's a big night out partying, a few cocktails with the girls or a quiet Friday night at home with a glass of wine to celebrate the end of the working week, most of us enjoy a tipple of some [...] Full article

Antenatal Depression: A Common But Seldom Discussed Condition

Like most people, you've probably heard of postnatal depression. It's a very common and very much talked about condition. Often dumbed down and known as the "baby blues", this serious mental and [...] Full article

Who Will Your Baby Look Like?

When you get pregnant, one of the first things you're likely to wonder is who your baby will look like. Will your baby have Mom's button nose, or Dad's strong jawline? Mom's hair, or Dad's height? The [...] Full article

The Smelly Side Of Pregnancy

Pregnancy is a magical time, but dignified it most certainly is not! There are many pregnancy-related taboos, things that women don't like to talk about as they pretend they really are glowing, both [...] Full article

Braxton Hicks Contractions

The highly anticipated magical 40 week milestone has finally arrived. After 9 months of carrying around your rapidly growing baby, you're due to pop at any moment. You're at home, relaxing in front of [...] Full article

Do We Need To Rethink Our Caffeine Intake?

Are you someone that can't even think of getting out of bed in the mornings without a large, sweetened macchiato to get you going? I'm the same. A massive caffeine hit in those first few hours of [...] Full article

The Conception Month: Just How Important Is It?

In the United States, November and December are the two months of the year that you're most likely to get pregnant. Why? Is it due to some complex scientific theory or physiological differences? No! [...] Full article

Is It Safe To Eat Fish During Pregnancy?

If you've read any online articles or pregnancy books, you've probably noticed there is endless information out there over what you "can" and "can't" eat while you're growing a little'un. In fact, it [...] Full article

The Importance of Folic Acid

You've probably heard of folic acid, it's a vitamin that's mentioned frequently in the media, but do you know what it is, how it works and why we're advised to take 400 micrograms daily during [...] Full article

Do Women's Feet Really Get Bigger During Pregnancy?

You've heard all the pregnancy old wives tales, right? How you'll look terrible if you're having a girl because she'll absorb your beauty, that you need to eat for two, and how every part of you will [...] Full article

The Morning Sickness Myth

Picture this: A woman drops her breakfast pancakes mid-bite and rushes off to the bathroom, returning sometime later looking somewhat flushed and exhausted. She heads off to work still feeling a bit [...] Full article

Having A Baby After 35

If we look to our mothers, our grandmothers, and even our great-grandmothers, a definite trend emerges regarding the age at which they started their families. Looking back just 20 years, the [...] Full article

Can Looking Good During Pregnancy Be Harmful?

With big feet, an expanding belly, and hair cropping up in places no hair should ever be, it's no wonder many of us don't feel at our best during pregnancy. Not only do we have to deal with the [...] Full article

The Top 3 Pregnancy Myths Debunked

Trying to decide between the 4-wheeler pushchair or the 3-wheeler pushchair, the crib or the moses basket, the foam interior cot mattress or the spring interior cot mattress, all while suffering with [...] Full article

Sleep During Pregnancy: Mastering The Impossible

If you've been pregnant before, you'll understand just how difficult it is to get a bit of shut eye, not only during the third trimester, but throughout your entire pregnancy. With constant worries [...] Full article

Can I Have A Pap Smear During Pregnancy?

There are few things in life that are capable of sucking the life right out of you than a reminder that you're due for your routine pap smear. Despite only being mildly uncomfortable, and lasting only [...] Full article

Everything You Need To Know About Pregnancy-Related Stretch Marks

If there's one thing the media loves, it's pregnant celebrities. Open any gossip magazine or visit any entertainment blog and you'll be sure to find endless photographs of glamorous-looking public [...] Full article

Take Two: Twin Pregnancies on the Rise

Finding out you're pregnant with one baby is a joyous and somewhat nerve wracking experience, but imagine finding out you're pregnant with TWO! Or even more! The concept isn't as rare as you may [...] Full article

The Top 3 Signs and Symptoms of Ovulation

OK ladies, hands up, how many of you have taken a guess as to when you're ovulating and practically locked your man in the bedroom for a week? There's no need to be embarrassed! After all, the [...] Full article

Girl Or Boy: Can You Influence Nature?

If you're actively trying to conceive, you'll know that the most important thing is creating a baby who is happy and healthy. But for some of us, no matter how guilty it makes us feel, the gender of [...] Full article

Eating For Two: Boosting Female Fertility Through Diet

Creating a new life is one of the most natural things in the world, and for the majority of the population, conceiving a child is a simple process. But what about for the estimated 17% of women who [...] Full article

The Top 3 Pregnancy Symptoms You Haven't Heard Of

If your period is late, do you ever find yourself constantly wondering if you're pregnant? Or if you get to the office and complain to a colleague that you're feeling a bit nauseous, do they jump to [...] Full article

The Importance of Folic Acid

You've probably heard of folic acid, it's a vitamin that's mentioned frequently in the media, but do you know what it is, how it works and why we're advised to take 400 micrograms daily during [...] Full article

Pregnancy Tests

Whether it's expected news or a complete shock, the moment you find out you're pregnant is one you'll never forget. Pregnancy tests, in particular home pregnancy tests, are funny things. They look [...] Full article

Everything You Need To Know About IVF

Fortunately, 95% of couples trying for a baby will manage to conceive naturally within 2 years, and 85% are expected to conceive within the first year. But for the remaining 5%, getting pregnant can [...] Full article

Understanding Your Menstrual Cycle

So you all know about the inconvenience (and pain!) of menstruation, and you all know that you're most likely to conceive if you have sex during ovulation, but what else do you know about your [...] Full article

Fertility Tests

An estimated 15% of all couples have difficulty conceiving, and if you've been trying for a baby for baby for over 12 months without any luck, it's probably time to visit your Doctor. [...] Full article

Trying To Conceive: When To Seek Medical Assistance

It's estimated that around 40% of pregnancies today are unplanned; that means almost half of all pregnant women conceive without even trying. And yet, at the same time, 15% of women struggle to get [...] Full article