Oysters, the food of love…and conception!

Oysters, the food of love…and conception!

We don’t know about you, but when we think about oysters, we think of a food synonymous with romance and seduction, a seafood delicacy (perhaps a bit slimy for many of us) that may pave the way to a night of unbridled passion!  However, according to Harley...

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Oysters, the food of love…and conception!

We don’t know about you, but when we think about oysters, we think of a food synonymous with romance and seduction, a seafood delicacy (perhaps a bit slimy for many of us) that may pave the way to a night of unbridled passion!  However, according to Harley...

Making the most of your birthing ball

Birthing ball exercisesIf a birthing ball is a labour aid that you’re considering, it’s a great idea.  Helping you to keep moving through your labour, the rhythmic movement and gentle exercise can help to relax you and to help labour progress. However, you can use...

Understanding Fibroids and heavy periods

In a recent study over half the women surveyed (52%) believe heavy periods are just part and parcel of being female, with 45% unaware that excessive menstrual bleeding is one of the main symptoms of uterine fibroids – a painful and debilitating condition that can...

Court rules that drinking alcohol in pregnancy is not a crime

Alcohol and pregnancy, a debate that rages on.  Whilst there is evidence that the odd glass of wine when pregnant will not have any adverse effects on your unborn child, there is equal evidence to suggest that crossing the line and drinking too much will.   Of course,...

How exercise can help ease your pregnancy backache

Backache is something experienced by most  pregnant women, whether it’s a constant twinge in the lower back, aching shoulders  or pelvic girdle pain.  As your centre of gravity changes with the weight of your baby, your posture can change too,  putting additional...

Recipe: Pregnancy Mocktails

Summer barbecues, parties, weddings – all great times to relax and maybe enjoy a cocktail or two, but if you’re pregnant you’ll want a delicious alcohol free version.  Pregnancy sportswear specialists, Fittamamma have come up with three delicious recipes that will not...

No more eating for two! A healthy diet for your pregnancy

Continuing our series from the Infant & Toddler Forum, this month’s article will help you achieve the recommended energy requirements during your pregnancy. The following guidelines will help ensure that both you and your baby stay healthy throughout pregnancy and...

Antenatal depression under diagnosed in pregnant women

Being pregnant is a happy time, isn’t it? Well actually 1 in 10 pregnant women suffer from anxiety or antenatal depression in pregnancy, and it is less likely to be diagnosed during pregnancy than any other time. The charity Tommy’s have created an emotive video...

Don’t stop moving! The importance of exercise during pregnancy

Gone are the days when pregnancy marked the start of an ‘eating for two’ campaign, coupled with 9 months of putting your feet up!  Today’s mum-to-be knows that in order to have a healthy pregnancy (and a healthy baby!), she needs to watch what she eats and keep...

Migraine Awareness week – affecting women during pregnancy

Feeling a bit under the weather during certain stages of pregnancy can be common and sometimes a simple headache can be relieved by a bit of quiet time.  But for some a migraine is so much more than just a slight throbbing and a growing number of women are suffering...

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