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Second Trimester at a glance

Weight gain during pregnancy

When you're pregnant, you hear a lot of different things about weight gain. There's pressure to look lean and trim, with a neat little baby bump just like Kate Middleton, but in...

Drinking Alcohol During Pregnancy: The Effects On Your Baby

Doctors have always strongly advised pregnant women to avoid consuming alcohol because it can damage their unborn baby. Just as it’s accepted that smoking while pregnant is bad...

Sciatica in pregnancy

Sciatica in pregnancy manifests itself through pain that spreads towards the bum and leg area

Tiredness, dizziness and pains in pregnancy

Excessive tiredness is common during the 1st trimester of pregnancy because of the hormonal changes, and the nausea and sickness which reduce your food intake.

Sickness in pregnancy | Vomiting in pregnancy

Sickness and vomiting in pregnancy are two of the most frequent afflictions encountered during pregnancy.

Cervical stitching (cerclage)

Cervical stitching is a procedure for pregnant women who have a weak cervix. Find out what it involves.

Morning sickness and nausea during pregnancy

If you’re expecting a baby, you’ll probably suffer from nausea at some point, just like around half of all pregnant women. Although unpredictable, it’s harmless to the fetus...

The Fifth Month Of Pregnancy

You're into the fifth month of your pregnancy. During this month you will start to feel better and the mother-child bond will begin to materialise. The major event of the 5th month...

Can You Predict The Sex Of Your Baby? We Put These Theories To The Test

To keep the sex of your baby a mystery until the birth is one of the biggest exercises in self restraint known to man. It’s an impressive feat. Everything you buy has to be gender...

Multiple pregnancies

Finding out you're expecting more than one baby is a big surprise! After the initial shock come the questions: how will your pregnancy be different, and what will happen at the birth...

Maternal instinct

When you’re expecting your first child, it's easy to worry about not loving your baby enough, or not being a good mum. Many people believe that a mother should automatically...

10 fashion tips for pregnancy

Follow our 10 fashion tips to stay looking stylish throughout your pregnancy.

Baby's room

During pregnancy, the time comes when you start preparing for a new arrival in your home. Preparing baby’s room is essential. Here is what you need to think about to welcome baby...

What's It Like To Have Sex After Pregnancy?

You hear a lot about sex to get pregnant and sex after pregnancy, but sex during pregnancy tends to be a bit of a mystery.

Exercise and pregnancy

If you're an exercise junkie and you're expecting, you'll undoubtedly be asking yourself if you can still exercise during your pregnancy. This depends on the sport or exercise...

​Time To Call The Midwife: The Ultimate Guide To Your All Your Antenatal Check-ups

It’s been a long time since women would go through pregnancy without a single medical check up, which seems kind of crazy now. These days, when you’re expecting a baby, it’s...

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...

Amniocentesis

During your pregnancy your doctor may offer you an amniocentesis. What is it? Does it indicate abnormalities for the baby? Here's what you need to know.

Expecting twins

Two bundles of joy means more organisation! Here's everything you need to know about being pregnant with twins to help you prepare for the birth.

Maternity leave

Expecting a baby? Then it’s important to know your maternity rights. They can be a little complicated so here are some basics to get you started.