morning sickness

The facts behind morning sickness

Dr Penelope Law, consultant obstetrician and gynaecologist at The Portland Hospital, unveils the facts behind morning sickness Morning sickness can affect many women, in fact, around 70 per cent suffer from it in the first...
diet

How important is diet in early pregnancy?

Fertility expert Zita West examines the importance of diet in early pregnancy A healthy diet during pregnancy will guarantee you get all the nutrients you and your developing baby need. But in reality, for many...
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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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Which medications are safe during pregnancy?

In this special edition, sisters Marina Fogle and Chiara Hunt demystify which remedies you can and can't use during pregnancy While a lot of women are health conscious even before they become pregnant, this consciousness...

Caring for your baby’s teeth

Susannah Warren talks to health experts to get the lowdown on caring for your baby's teeth and oral health A tooth! It’s one of the biggest milestones in the first months of your baby’s life....

How to plan for the birth you want

Dr Asma Khalil, consultant obstetrician and fetal medicine specialist at The Portland Hospital, discusses alternative birthing options The birth of your child is a special experience that will be individual for every mother, but in...

Is it normal to feel anxious about being pregnant?

Fertility expert Zita West answers our question about feel anxious during pregnancy Pregnancy can be overwhelming to the point that after wanting a baby for so long, getting a positive test can quickly turn into stress...

Pregnancy: Are you gaining the right amount of weight?

A recent study has found that not gaining a healthy amount of weight during pregnancy puts mothers and babies at an increased probability of various health risks Research concluded that 75% of women do not...

What to eat when pregnant for a good night’s sleep

These super relaxing dietary aids will help ensure better sleep during pregnancy, says Louise Pyne Ask any expectant mother what’s been her greatest pregnancy hurdle and there’s a big chance that she’ll rate the lack...

Are you suffering from secondary infertility?

For many parents, trying to conceive a second time can prove more difficult than they imagined. Fertility expert Emma Cannon explores the subject Interestingly, according to Chinese medicine, a woman needs five years between children...