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Everything you need to know about having a water birth

Dr Karen Joash, obstetrician and gynaecologist at The Portland Hospital, explains the benefits of opting for a water birth The decision to have a water birth is becoming increasingly popular amongst expectant mothers. Water labour...
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How to treat pregnancy and new mum back pain

Your spine goes through a lot during and after your pregnancy – from carrying your baby inside you and going through the delivery, to the hunched-over position you’ll likely adopt during breastfeeding and having...
Pregnant woman on sofa

How hypnobirthing techniques can help during labour

Teresa Walsh, midwife at The Portland Hospital explains how hypnobirthing techniques can help you manage your labour more effectively... Childbirth is renowned for being a painful and often stressful experience. It’ll therefore come as no...

Birth plans: The unpredictability of giving birth

While most of us have a birth plan in place, Louisa van den Bergh of Lulubaby guides you through the unpredictability of giving birth... Even though are a huge topic, and undoubtedly the big moment...
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Baby names: How to choose your baby’s name

With more baby names on offer than ever before, how do you pick the right name for your baby? Traditional or modern? Popular or individual? There are so many factors to take into consideration when...

Baby names’ biggest influencers of 2018 so far

Baby name books, the yearly top 100 baby names, friends and family’s opinions and even apps help soon-to-be parents decide upon names for their children, but what about the more subliminal influences? Are you a...
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Egg freezing: How effective is it really?

More women are relying on egg freezing to preserve their fertility, but how effective is it really? Whatever your thoughts on egg freezing, there’s no denying it’s becoming increasingly popular in the UK. So much so...
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Most popular unisex baby names revealed

James, Ruby and Riley are just three of the most popular unisex names given to babies in England and Wales. But which other names made the list? In this day and age, it won't come...

Men can now pay to experience the pain of labour

At long last, some clever clogs have invented a machine to show men what intense labour pain is really like... Thought men could never understand the intense pain us ladies have to go through in...

How to keep cool if you’re pregnant this summer

A UK heatwave during pregnancy can be a challenge. Here's how to keep cool if you're pregnant this summer... It is lovely to have some sunshine after what feels like a very long winter, but...