HEALTH AND WELLNESS

SPOTTING BLEEDING AND DISCHARGE DURING PREGNANCY

WHAT IS PREGNANCY SPOTTING?

Pregnancy spotting looks like a very light period and is actually reasonably common during the first trimester. It may be a release of blood caused by the fertilised egg attaching itself... read more...

EXERCISE DURING PREGNANCY

BENEFITS OF EXERCISE AND KEEPING FIT DURING PREGNANCY

As well as increasing your energy levels, gentle exercise can also help: Reduce discomforts such as constipation, cramps and backache read more...

CONSTIPATION

WHY YOU GET BLOCKED UP

During pregnancy, constipation isn’t just linked to your diet, it’s also down to your hormones. Your body produces extra progesterone which cleverly makes your muscles relax so your child can grow inside you. However read more...


BACKACHE

CAUSES OF PREGNANCY BACK PAIN

A lot of women experience some sort of back pain during pregnancy, especially in the third trimester. Usually, it’s due to the weight of your uterus pulling forward on the muscles in your lower back. Also, as your body prepares itself for birth read more...

Breast feeding is the best for babies. The World Health Organisation recommends exclusive breastfeeding for the first six months of life.


Unnecessary introduction of bottle feeding or other food and drinks will have a negative impact on breastfeeding. After six months of age, infants should receive age-appropriate food while breastfeeding continues for up to two years of age or beyond.


Consult your doctor before deciding to use infant formula or if you have difficulty breastfeeding.

 

MORNING SICKNESS

Nausea and vomiting, or ‘morning sickness, can be common occurrences during pregnancy, especially in the first trimester. However, it can continue for longer than the first trimester. Although it is often called ‘morning sickness’, it can actually happen any time of the day. read more...

IDENTIFYING STOMACH PAINS DURING PREGNANCY

Stomach pains during pregnancy are not unusual. And on their own, they are not normally anything to worry about, but occasionally, abdominal pain or stomach cramps can be a sign of something serious, especially if you’re experiencing. read more...

 


HEALTHY WEIGHT GAIN DURING PREGNANCY

Every Mum-to-be is different and will gain a different amount of weight during pregnancy, however, there are pregnancy weight gain guidelines to help give you an idea of how much weight you should put on duri read more...