midwife visit

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...
egg freezing

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...

Stacey Solomon reveals her teeth were ‘destroyed’ during pregnancy

Stacey Solomon opens up about how her second pregnancy affected her teeth. Writing in her column for Fabulous, Stacey, who has now been fitted with veneers, said: "In the first few months of my second...
gestational diabetes

What you need to know about gestational diabetes

Dr Karen Joash, consultant obstetrician and gynaecologist at The Portland Hospital, explains everything you need to know about gestational diabetes Gestational diabetes is when women develop a form of diabetes when they’re pregnant. While this...
anxiety

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...
chiropractor

Is it safe to visit a chiropractor during pregnancy?

Maximillian Hirschman, chiropractor at London Wellness Centre, answers our question on visiting a chiropractor during pregnancy In short, yes. Seeing your chiropractor is absolutely safe in all stages of pregnancy. As a drug-free therapy, many...
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...
postnatal check

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....