|Ways to induce labour: a practical guide to inducing labour|
From sex and curry to a cervical sweep, there are a number of ways to induce labour. But which ones really work, what are the risks involved, and which - if any - should you consider?
|Hypnobirthing | Natal-hypnotherapy|
Hypnobirthing techniques (i.e. Natal Hypnotherapy™, The Mongan Method, etc.) help women to prepare emotionally, physically and mentally for birth and aim to help them get through the birth without the use of drugs...
|A difficult mother daughter relationship?|
She's your mother, you're her daughter - your relationship should be simple. But the average mother daughter relationship is anything but!
|Getting back in shape after pregnancy|
Find out what you should be doing over the weeks following the birth of your baby to help you get back on form and in shape.
|Analysing children's drawings|
When children draw, they carefully choose their materials, crayons, colours, patterns, plus the size and position of what they want to draw. Children's drawings are unique and can give us precise information about the young artist...
|Check-ups during pregnancy|
It’s a long time since women went through pregnancy without any medical check-ups and gave birth at home! These days, when you’re expecting a baby, it’s a closely monitored period, with regular check-ups...
|The sixth month of pregnancy|
When you’re six months pregnant, your baby measures about 22cm from head to tailbone, weighs 700g, and is considered viable, meaning he/she could theoretically survive outside the womb. You may start experiencing contractions, and start to feel the weight of your stomach on your back and legs...
|Hyperactivity in children|
Is your child a little monster, leaping all over the place, shouting, struggling to concentrate and learn to read? Your child could be hyperactive. It’s difficult for both the child and their family to live with...
Is pocket money a good idea? How much should you give your children? All parents ask themselves these questions... here's a quick guide.
Read up on how an ultrasound scan is performed and when you should have one.
At birth, almost 95% of babies are positioned headfirst, which makes delivery easier. But for 2 to 3% of births, the baby is positioned feet first: this is known as a breech birth.
|Calculating your ovulation date|
Knowing your ovulation date increases your chances of falling pregnant. Here’s our guide to calculating it.
|The second month of pregnancy|
You now know that you’re pregnant and have had all the necessary tests. Here's what to expect in the second month of pregnancy.
|Very early signs of pregnancy | First signs of pregnancy|
If you're trying to get pregnant, or have the sneaking suspicion that you might be after having unprotected sex, there are tell-tale signs of very early pregnancy that you can watch out for before you even do a pregnancy test...
|The eighth month of pregnancy|
You’re on the home straight! At this stage, baby is gradually preparing for his or her entry into the big wide world. The last trimester is full of events…
|How to maximise your chances of conceiving|
Decided to try for a baby? Here are a few tips to help you get pregnant and get your pregnancy off to a good start.
|The first month of pregnancy|
You have a few of the initial signs of pregnancy but you’re not starting to show yet. During this first month, a lot of changes will take place and you’ll need to pay attention to a few points.
A frequent phenomenon that affects 15 to 20% of women, a miscarriage is a painful experience. What are the signs and causes? Can it be avoided, and how do you bounce back after a spontaneous abortion?
|Finding out baby's sex|
Pink or blue for the nursery? Whatever the sex of your baby you'll love it with all your heart, but do you really want to know if it’s a boy or a girl? 70% of parents do...
|The seventh month of pregnancy|
During the seventh month of pregnancy, the fetus’s senses are awakened. While you’re in more and more need of rest, baby continues to develop. This is a time for parents-to-be to prepare for the birth and learn how to communicate with their child...