Pregnancy is often a time when people give serious thought to the environment and the impact their everyday life has on the planet. We all want to leave a world that’s safe, clean and healthy for our children and our children’s children… So, how can you balance life as new parents with being eco-friendly? Here
What is the Harmony Test? How accurate is it? When should I have it? Will it tell me the sex of my baby…and other commonly asked questions. The ‘Harmony’ test or NIPT (non-invasive prenatal test) is a way of screening for a range of genetic chromosome abnormalities (i.e. Downs Syndrome) During pregnancy a woman’s
In 2016, the UK Chief Medical Officer published its guidance on low risk drinking. Within this guidance, there was specific advice on drinking in pregnancy. The recommendation took a precautionary stance, stating the simplest advice was to avoid alcohol in pregnancy to be certain there was no harm caused to the unborn baby. This was
Congratulations, you’re expecting a baby, BUT… it’s Christmas, so you may be feeling more like ‘Fairytale of New York’ than ‘Joy to the World’ this festive season! However, with a little forethought and planning, you’ll still be ‘Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree‘ with the family, enjoying the ‘Chestnuts Roasting on an open Fire’ and toasting
Imagine how wrinkled your skin would be if you sat in the bath for 40 weeks!! Yet, throughout your pregnancy, your baby is suspended and floating in a little balloon of fluid. Clever old Mother Nature has a solution for this however! Have you ever seen the cross channel swimmers who cover their bodies in
Using hypnosis as a birth preparation tool is becoming increasingly popular and thousands of women would testify to its efficacy. However, sceptics hear the word ‘hypnosis’ and it brings to mind holiday entertainment with unsuspecting members of the audience being made to cluck like chickens or bark like dogs up on stage! Either that, or
A recent article in the Mirror online aims to find out the truth on whether you’re legally entitled to paid time off for maternity appointments. Our recent study found that more than 1 in 4 women said their partner was unable to attend midwife appointments due to their workplaces not granting the necessary time off.