Time to bloom

2nd trimester 14-27 weeks

How your hair changes in pregnancy and beyond…

We've all heard about how we're supposed to bloom in pregnancy, glowing skin, glossy hair and to be fair, there has to be a perk or two to make up for the swollen ankles, nausea and backache!!  In fact for [...]

Domestic abuse towards pregnant women

Support and Advice on Victim Support for Domestic Abuse towards pregnant women. For more videos, take a look at our Video Wall.

Staying active in pregnancy

Moderate exercise in pregnancy is considered good for you and your baby. It reduces your risk of stress, constipation, tiredness, Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT), pelvic and back pain, depression, excessive weight gain, long labour, caesarean section and diabetes. For more [...]

Recipe: Summer mocktail drinks for Mums-to-be!

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.  Here are three delicious mocktail recipes that will not only taste amazing, [...]

Pregnancy & postnatal exercise – your questions answered

We know that exercise plays a key role in helping to stay healthy during pregnancy, and in regaining your pre-pregnancy shape following the birth.  However, how much is too much? Are there any forms of exercise that could harm the [...]

Coping with the heat: your summer pregnancy

Being pregnant is like having your own little hot water bottle 24/7!  Lovely in the winter, but when summer arrives the extra heat can be extremely uncomfortable.  Not only that but symptoms such as swollen ankles and high blood pressure [...]

Exercise and Relaxation in Pregnancy

Forget hopes of eating for two and camping out on the sofa for the next 9 months!  Exercise during pregnancy is very beneficial to both you and your baby, not only that but being fit and healthy will significantly improve [...]

Vegetarian diet in pregnancy

Being vegetarian can be tricky at the best of times, add pregnancy to the mix and you'll need to understand your nutritional needs more than ever, ensuring that you're eating foods and supplements to meet the health requirements of both [...]

Preparing for breastfeeding in pregnancy

If you're thinking about breastfeeding, then you may well have questions during your pregnancy and in the run up to your baby's birth.  We have the answers to some frequently asked questions from Medela's Lactation Expert, Sioned Hilton, who has [...]

Pregnancy vitamins and where to find them!

A healthy diet is the cornerstone of a healthy pregnancy.  Making sure that you're eating the right foods, packed with all the essential vitamins is so important, but what vitamins, what do they do and where can you find them?  [...]