What to expect in your second trimester

You’re now into your second trimester – here’s what is going on with you What’s happening with you during the second trimester? This is generally when that lovely pregnancy glow kicks in. Any morning sickness you’ve...
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How does your hair change during pregnancy?

What happens to your hair during pregnancy? We asked the team at wigs.com for their expert advice on your hair when pregnant... Will my hair get thicker when I get pregnant? Many women notice that their hair...
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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...
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Are you having a boy or a girl? Take our quiz to find out

Can't wait to find out whether you're having a boy or a girl? Take this quiz to find out the gender of your baby... (function(d,s,id){var js,fjs=d.getElementsByTagName(s);if(d.getElementById(id))return;js=d.createElement(s);js.id=id;js.src='https://embed.playbuzz.com/sdk.js';fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js,fjs);}(document,'script','playbuzz-sdk')); Regardless of what our quiz tells you – don’t take...
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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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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...

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)...

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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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...
Flying when pregnant

Everything you need to know about flying when pregnant

Planning a babymoon overseas? Here's all the advice you need to know before flying when pregnant Is it safe to fly when pregnant? The NHS advises flying when pregnant is completely safe, and that it shouldn't...