Pregnancy Health And Fitness

Perinatal Depression – When Depression Comes Before Baby is Born

Most pregnant women have some awareness of post-natal depression as it is a clear agenda item for our health care providers. We are told of the signs and symptoms, when and what to look for. But what about when depression...

Antenatal Anxiety and Depression

A change in moods, emotions and feelings is a very normal part of pregnancy.  So many changes are happening for the expectant mother, physically, emotionally and psychologically that some worry and stress can be very much...

Keep fit and healthy during pregnancy

Keeping fit during pregnancy is beneficial both physically and mentally but it’s important to get to know your changing body first and attune yourself to the changes that are occurring in you. While you should consult an...

Pre-natal Exercise Considerations

Exercising during pregnancy is highly recommended as it benefits both the body and mind, helping keep you happy and healthy throughout your pregnancy. But it’s important to remember that things are different now and...

Pregnancy Yoga – A Guide For Expectant Mums

First and foremost, any form of body exercise during pregnancy is important to the health of the mother and child. Pregnancy yoga works great for pregnancy and it has been used for a long time to relax the person's mind and...

Pregnancy Belly And Your Little One

When your body makes a room for your little baby, it's easy to wonder at the physical changes happening to you, especially to your belly. Your pregnancy belly will show to all around you that you are very much pregnant....

Healthy Weight Gain During Pregnancy

Being pregnant might make you crave a lot of foods such as hamburgers and french fries. It feels good to satisfy your cravings but you should be careful about how much weight you gain during your pregnancy. Gaining too much...

Massage And Pregnancy

Although pregnancy is an amazing time in a woman’s life, the experience can be incredibly taxing on your body. [mobile_add addrotate_number="91"] Along with all the usual symptoms and discomfort of pregnancy, your body...

Overcome the difficulties of sleeping during pregnancy

Fatigue was one of the first symptoms of pregnancy I experienced and it remained with me for the duration of all three. [mobile_add addrotate_number="46"] I can’t think of many people who need – or deserve! – sleep...

Abdominal Separation – Closing the gap

Diastasis of the Rectus Abdominus Muscle Chances are you’ve never heard this term before,  yet two out of three women will experience it as a result of pregnancy. [mobile_add addrotate_number="91"] DRAM refers to the...

Smoking During Pregnancy

Protecting your baby from tobacco smoke is one of the best things you can do to give your child a healthy start in life. It's never too late to stop. Every cigarette smoked in pregnancy harms the unborn baby. Statistics have...

Caffeine And Pregnancy

A huge controversy exists about caffeine and pregnancy with some conclusive findings suggesting that higher levels of caffeine intake can have negative effects on pregnant women and their babies. The real question up for...

What Are The Effects Of Fish Oil During Pregnancy

If you are pregnant, you need to be careful about consuming fish oil and be aware of the facts and effects that fish oil can have on your baby. Don't put yourself and your baby at risk by remaining ignorant of facts and...

Pregnancy Stretch Marks

Stretch marks are one of the most common side-effects of pregnancy, along with varicose veins, morning sickness, and swollen ankles. Just like these other symptoms, not every woman gets them, but a lot of women do. So what...

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