Pregnancy and Birth

Congratulations on your pregnancy.. Our pregnancy and birth page is full of information, advice and guidance from 0 -40 weeks, preparing for birth and dealing with multiple pregnancies.

We also cover health with our A-Z of health topics to help you understand and learn about the minor complaints during pregnancy to major complications that some of you may encounter.

You will want to be comfortable throughout your pregnancy, having a well fitting support bra and leading to a nursing bra, we have some advice and guidance on where to go and what to buy to show off your gorgeous baby bump.

Feeling beautiful at the Christmas Do – Maternity Party Wear

Feeling beautiful at the Christmas do - Maternity Party Wear that rocks! Even the best Christmases are pretty stressful – but throw in swollen ankles, rampant indigestion and the emotional stability of a PMT convention stuck in a ten-mile traffic [...]

2019-10-01T09:27:27+00:00

Emotional support in pregnancy using flower essences

  Emotional support in pregnancy using flower essences Emotional Support in Pregnancy Throughout our pregnancy and journey into motherhood, our emotions can be heightened due to fluctuating hormones and the prospect of many  changes taking place in our lives; our [...]

2019-10-01T09:27:27+00:00

How to Sleep Through The Night Whilst Pregnant

How to Sleep Through The Night Whilst Pregnant Pregnancy brings many physical changes, and sleep is a significant one. Pregnant women may experience difficulty with sleep, which can rob you of the rest you need to stay healthy, active, and [...]

2019-10-01T09:27:28+00:00

UK celebrities recognise the importance of Cord Blood Banking

UK celebrities recognise the importance of Cord Blood Banking The promising field of stem cell research is prompting more and more celebrities to store their new-born’s umbilical cord blood for possible use in treating future disease - providing them with [...]

2018-07-27T12:05:34+00:00

How to sleep whilst pregnant or as a new mum during a heatwave

How to sleep whilst pregnant or as a new mum during a heatwave. Are the humid nights keeping you awake? Naturalmat’s resident Sleep Expert, Christabel Majendie, has some handy tips to help. Regulate your body temperature Your body temperature normally [...]

2019-10-01T09:27:33+00:00

NowBaby Live demonstration of how the cervix dilates using a balloon

https://youtu.be/L3oSnZ9vmag Ever wondered how the contractions from a uterus causes the cervix to dilate? This demonstration is a clip from one of our NowBaby Live antenatal classes on labour and birth. Watch how the balloon and ping pong ball [...]

2018-04-30T12:20:59+00:00