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Everything you Need to Know About the Harmony Test

The Harmony Test: Everything you Need to Know Announcing a pregnancy is an exciting time, but there’s often concern about when to share the happy news with friends and family. Most women opt to wait...

How to handle being pregnant over the Christmas period

Louisa van den Bergh of Lulubaby offers her top tips for celebrating the festive season while pregnant.

Blood pressure before pregnancy can determine sex of baby

A link has been found between a mother's blood pressure before conception and the gender of their baby Scientists in Canada have discovered that a mother’s blood pressure can predict the sex of a baby...
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How to have a healthy pregnancy if you’re an older woman

Our healthcare professionals answer your questions about pregnancy, birth and beyond. This time, Dr Katharina Schramm looks at pregnancy in older women I turn 40 next month and I've just found out I'm eight weeks...
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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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Harmony Test: Where to go in London

What is the Harmony Test and where can I have one London? We answer all your questions The first scan available on the NHS is the nuchal translucency (NT) scan, which when combined with a...

What to expect in your first trimester

Your pregnancy journey has just begun – here’s what is going on with you What's happening with you during the first trimester? This trimester is when most of your baby’s development is happening so do be...
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10 things your midwife wants you to know

Lucy Coe, lead midwife for Midwifery Led Care at The Kensington Wing, offers her top tips on preparing for pregnancy and labour... 1. Antenatal education is key It is very important to educate yourself during your...

Your baby during the first trimester

Your pregnancy journey has just begun – here’s what is going on with your baby What's happening with your baby during the first trimester? By week four, the embryo (which is actually only two weeks old)...
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10 questions to ask your midwife during pregnancy

Liz Halliday, midwife at Private Midwives, advises on the questions you should ask when you become pregnant... How often do I need to see my midwife during pregnancy? Every woman and pregnancy is different, so some women...