Lucy Lloyd's pregnancy diary - Months 1-3|
By Lucy Lloyd on 29/10/2002 in Your pregnancy
A shock to the system
will not dispense them as they are not suitable for pregnant women. I feel totally shattered – apparently because my body is working hard to develop the baby’s major organs. I have a craving for sushi, yet am not allowed to eat raw fish. At work at 11am every day I
Common tests for infertility|
By ThinkBaby on 05/12/2007 in Trying to get pregnant
The road to fertility treatment is paved with tests for both partners - here we outline those most frequently used
pregnancy: With each cycle the womb lining should thicken in preparation for nurturing a fertilised egg. Infections and other uterine abnomalities can interfere with this process and create a hostile environment for a developing embryo. An endometrial biopsy
What is PCOS?|
By Laura Lee Davies on 30/06/2009 in Difficulties getting pregnant
PCOS is Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome. What are the symptoms, how might it affect conception, and what can be done about it?
. The condition causes multiple cysts to grow on the ovaries because the balance of different hormones needed to produce egg follicles correctly has been upset. Whilst many women who have no other problems might occasionally develop ovarian cysts, PCOS causes many
Beat pregnancy back pain|
By Laura Lee Davies on 13/08/2009 in Pregnancy discomforts
Take the pressure off your back and feel better before the birth.
‘core muscles’. It also uses the pelvic floor muscles so you will find many of the exercises (developed by Joseph Pilates for general health and well being after the First World War) suit toning your body for birth and for support afterwards.Whether you
By ThinkBaby on 20/08/2009 in Pregnancy diet and nutrition
Great calcium alternatives if you're pregnant but can't face a daily glass of milk
cell of the body. During pregnancy your body has extra demands for calcium for developing your baby and if you don't have enough calcium in your blood then your body will draw reserves from your bones, weakening them over time and raising your risk
Avoiding mouldy food in pregnancy|
By Laura Lee Davies on 08/11/2009 in Pregnancy diet and nutrition
Even those with a 'sturdy constitution' who are used to eating days'-old food should live by the sell-by rule when pregnant.
ill and affect fetal development, soft cheeses and other dairy products made with unpasteurised animal products like unpasteurised milk, are a strict no-no.Some soft cheeses are prepared with pasteurised milk and are safe to eat, but always check
Exercise during pregnancy|
By ThinkBaby on 16/10/2009 in Pregnancy exercise
Exercise during pregnancy is important both for a healthy pregnancy and an easier birth, it's great for your mental well-being too
, developing flexibility and for helping you relax. Both also have the advantage that there are pregnancy-specific courses and exercises for all stages of pregnancy.WalkingA good brisk walk for about thirty minutes will get your heart going - though if you
Hi-Baby: Buying & renting fetal dopplers|
By ThinkBaby on 31/07/2006 in Scans, tests and classes
Hi-Baby are a leading supplier of prenatal products which are designed to make your pregnancy an exciting, informed and comfortable experience.
. Ultrasound in pregnancy has been used as a diagnostic tool for more than 25 years. More recently, Fetal Dopplers have been developed to allow you to listen to your unborn baby's heartbeat in the comfort of your own home. How do Fetal Dopplers work
Sleep routines - just a dream?|
By Louise Rogers on 19/09/2006 in Newborn sleep
So your newborn baby is sleeping for a good 16 hours a day, eh? How come you’re not?
on is that too little is not good for you, whether you are an adult or a baby. Studies have shown that healthy sleep patterns are vital for a baby’s emotional and intellectual development, and that babies who are long sleepers are more content and have longer
First finger foods for babies|
By Laura Lee Davies on 09/10/2006 in Feeding
When you're weaning your baby, what foods are good for snacking and helping your child begin to feed himself?
in size, make sure your child is confident eating food with pieces in before giving them. When your child is over one, they will love having their own little box of these to carry around, and this also helps develop fine motor skills.Fruit and veg