What To Do With Your Maternity Clothes After Giving Birth

I know this is a dilemma that every new mum around the world faces, what to do with your maternity clothes? Should you keep them because you are planning to have another, or just get rid of them? Of course if you had a maternity rain coat from Mother and Nature you can continue to […]

Outdoor Activities You Can Still Do Whilst Pregnant

Activities you can do while you are pregnant, we are not saying that once you find out that you are pregnant that you should start a new exercise regime. Ideally you already do some form of regular exercise but if not we suggest that you start with walking. Most injuries from physical exercise come from […]

The Beginning Of Outdoor Maternity Wear

5 months pregnant and very happy about it, not much to complain about. Everything was going ok (famous last words).  I was out walking with my partner in the Lake District, we loved it up there, and pre Harry (my son) we went there as much as possible. Walking all year, and lots of camping […]

What To Wear After Giving Birth

We all worry about what to put in our own hospital birthing bag before birth but what are you going to wear after birth. If you’re preparing to have your baby and wondering what to wear after giving birth in the hospital.  Preparing for your hospital stay You’ve imagined whats going to happen when it’s […]

Outdoor Maternity Clothes For Americans

It seems that in the United States of American pregnant ladies are expecting the same problem I faced here in the UK. The lack of active maternity wear for those who want to continue to be in the great outdoors. Something to keep you dry and warm while you pursue your active lifestyle. What is […]

9 Tips for Walking your Dog when you’re Pregnant

A good way to keep up your fitness levels while you are pregnant is by walking. It builds up stamina, burns calories and helps heart health. If you have a dog then there’s no excuse, your furry friend won’t let you off walkies just because you’re pregnant. So get out into the fresh air and […]

5 Things Every Pregnant Hiker Needs

Walking is one of the best pregnancy exercises you can do. Not only does it give you a low-impact, cardiovascular workout that releases all those happy endorphins, but you also get the benefit of being outdoors and in nature. Did you know that it has now been scientifically proven that spending time in nature improves […]

How to Keep Walking Through Pregnancy

Walking is a great way to improve your fitness, de-stress and keep active. If, like me, you love a good hike, there’s no need to stop once you become pregnant. However, you might find that you need to make a few allowances to make sure that you stay safe and carry on enjoying a good […]

How to Stay Active During Your Pregnancy

If you’ve already got children, then this pregnancy won’t be like your first. You might not get the time to pamper yourself as much as you did the first-time round. But, it’s still important to build in some time during your day for exercise. Keeping fit not only helps you to stay strong for your […]

Mindfulness to Help You Through Your Pregnancy and Birth

Whether you are pregnant for the first time or you already have children, keeping fit and healthy throughout a pregnancy is important. Exercising and eating properly will keep you fit and stop you from putting on too much weight. But, there’s also another aspect of being pregnant that is sometimes overlooked. Your wellbeing. How you […]

Let Me Tell You About Saving Your Cord Blood

Have you ever considered stem cell storage The umbilical cord takes the nutrients and oxygen from the placenta and passes through the cord to your growing baby. It’s made up of one vein and two arteries. After you give birth the cord is clamped, cut and then destroyed. However, the blood in the placenta and […]

Making Good Use of your Placenta

During the time your baby is growing inside you, it’s your placenta that supplies your little one with oxygen and nutrients. Once you’ve given birth, your womb contracts. The placenta then comes away from the womb and it is discarded by the medical staff. But, if you want to you can keep your placenta. Then […]

How to Have a Great Christmas When You’re Pregnant

It’s Christmas and you’re feeling tired and your bump is getting bigger by the day. To top it all you can’t even have a glass of Bubby to celebrate. Don’t feel down about it there are plenty of ways you can enjoy Christmas this y ear when you’re pregnant, just have look at these ideas […]

6 Reasons to Eat Healthily During Pregnancy

Eat Healthily During Pregnancy. It’s important to eat healthily at any time of life, but if you look after yourself when you’re pregnant your body will be strong and relaxed and more able to deal with the stresses and strains of carrying a baby. You’ll look good and feel better and less stressed if you […]

Seven Things to Do When You Find Out You’re Pregnant

It’s finally confirmed that you’re pregnant, that Little stick has shown you the good news. So after telling your partner, what do you need to do next. Here’s some suggestions: Get your pregnancy confirmed Make an appointment with the doctor, tell him you’ve done a positive pregnancy test and they will confirm it with another […]

Stocking up on the non-baby essentials

Well, it’s almost time and baby Will soon be here. No doubt you’ve been over your baby list countless times and you’ve got everything you need on hand. While you’ve remembered everything on your baby list, there are a few other household items that are worth stocking up on. If you don’t need to worry […]

Maternity Pay and Maternity Allowance in a Nutshell

Are you wondering about your rights to maternity pay? Here’s a quick guide to help you find out what you can claim. Maternity Pay Statutory Maternity Pay (SMP) is payable for up to 39 weeks and it will start as soon as you take your maternity leave. It will also start if you are off […]

Pregnancy and Issues in the Workplace

Have you’ve just found out your pregnant? Are you nervous about telling your boss because you don’t know your rights yet? Here are some answers to questions you might have about how your pregnancy will affect you at work. Also what your rights are as an employee. You probably know that you have the right […]

Pain Relief Options for Giving Birth

Popular methods to help you get pain relief when you’re in Labour Labour is exciting and nerve wracking at the same time. It really is like riding a rollercoaster with moments of exhilaration and anxiety. You’re excited about your baby coming into the world, but you’re also worried about the pain. For most women giving […]

It’s finally time to pack my bags – but what do I take to the Hospital?

Yippee, you’ve only got another couple of weeks to go, so it’s time to pack your hospital bag. It’s exciting and daunting at the same time, so make it fun! Remember, you’re only packing for a short stay and although it’s nice to have a lot of new things. However bear in mind that towels […]

Pelvic Floor Exercises – Why They are Especially Important During Pregnancy

One of the things you’ll hear about during pregnancy is the importance of pelvic floor exercises. Read on to find out a bit more about your pelvic muscles and why it’s a good thing to keep them strong. What are your Pelvic Floor Muscles? Your Pelvic floor muscles are at the bottom of your pelvis. […]

What to Put in your Birthing Plan?

Being pregnant gives you a lot to think about. Your diet, your general health, exercise, the nursery, baby names and of course the birth. When the time comes for baby to make its entrance into the world, you’ll want to be feeling as calm and relaxed as you possibly can. It isn’t easy, especially if […]

Help! It’s My First Trimester

The first twelve weeks of pregnancy is called the first trimester. It’s exciting, but challenging too. The hormones in your body will be making you extra tired and maybe even a bit weepy. On top of that, you’ll also have loads of questions about what’s happening. To put your mind at rest here are the answers to […]

Five Ways to Make the Most of your 2nd Trimester

Hurrah, you’ve done it, you’ve got through your 1st trimester and now you should begin to look pregnant and be able to show off your bump. The 2nd trimester is when you’ll have more energy, look good and feel better. How to stay active during pregnancy. Here are 5 ways you can make the most […]

Choosing the Right Name for your Baby

Some people get excited about choosing a baby name, but for others it can be stressful. After all, this is a name that your child will have for the rest or his or her days. So you don’t want to make a mistake. You’ve got plenty of time to think about a name that you […]

The Benefits of Exercise in Pregnancy

The thing about pregnancy is that it does make you tired. Your hormones are all over the place, your blood sugar and your blood pressure are lower than usual whilst your body is busy creating the environment your baby needs to grow. So, it’s not surprising that all you want to do is snuggle up […]