What to expect in your third trimester

Your pregnancy journey is coming to an end – here’s what is going on with you What's happening with you during the third trimester? Hooray! It’s the final stretch. Some mothers are ready to see the...

Time to Talk: the procedure of a caesarean

It's the second part of our caesarean special, in which sisters and The Bump Class founders Marina Fogle and Dr Chiara Hunt discuss in detail what to expect during the procedure. Having a caesarean is...

The reality of morning sickness

A new survey commissioned by nausea-relief brand Sea-Band reveals the highs and lows of morning sickness Pregnancy is an exciting time, but it can also come with a range of challenges. For the majority (80%)...

Five Christmas foods to boost your fertility

If you’re hoping to start a family this coming year, or want to add to your brood, these are the foods you need to eat this festive season to improve your chances of conceiving Nutrition...
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Does anxiety during pregnancy affect the baby?

Fertility expert Zita West looks at anxiety during pregnancy and how to manage it Through my work as a midwife for more than 30 years, and as an acupuncturist for 20, I see first-hand the...

Expecting? How to get a good night’s sleep

Having a good night's sleep when you're pregnant isn't always easy. Ahead of sleep awareness week (23-29 April) try these tips for the sweetest of slumber During pregnancy especially when carrying an extra load it...
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What happens in a postnatal check?

Dr Anuj Chaturvedi, medical director and GP at HealthClic, answers your question about the postnatal check Your first check-up will occur between six and eight weeks after giving birth. Around this time, your anatomy will...
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You can now use your placenta to plant a tree

There’s so much you can do with your placenta these days – from smoothies to pills, skincare and even Christmas decorations. And now, thanks to a clever innovation, you can use it to plant...

Diary of a mum (13) Moving House

I'm never moving house again. As a young-and in-love naive Army wife-to-be, I'd fallen hard for my handsome officer, all soave and shiny, and either didn't hear him say we'd have to move house...

Visit The Portland Hospital at its first 2017 open day

The renowned hospital is opening its doors to prospective parents for the first time this year The UK’s only fully-private maternity hospital, The Portland, is opening its doors once again for the first of its...