Welcome to our new life blog

Hi everyone, Iona and Bonny here kick starting our brand new blog. We are really excited to be joining the ever-growing world of bloggers and hope you’ll join us on this journey as we explore everything and anything to do with pregnancy, birth and parenthood – the good, the bad …

How to make the most out of your antenatal classes

So you've chosen your class, paid your cash and are about to head to your first session with a mixture of excitement and trepidation...or maybe you're being dragged along by your partner? However you are feeling today, we want you to leave the classes having learnt loads, laughed a lot …

Colic

Crying is a way for newborns to communicate with us. They can tell us if they are hungry, need a nappy change or just want a cuddle. However, if your baby has colic, crying takes on a whole new meaning and can be incredibly stressful! What is colic? Clinically colic is defined …

Pregnancy conditions explained: Pre-eclampsia

What is pre-eclampsia? Pre-eclampsia is the most common type of hypertensive (high blood pressure) disorder that can develop in pregnancy. The exact cause of pre-eclampsia isn't really known; research suggests that genetics may play a role with the genetic make-up of some women making them more vulnerable to getting it. Pre-eclampsia …

Almonds: benefits in pregnancy and beyond

Not only are almonds a delicious snack, but they are also a super-food, packed full of nutrients that will help you and your baby in pregnancy and post-birth. From almond milk, to almond butter, or even by themselves as as a tasty treat, almonds are well worth including in your …

The foundations of a healthy diet: part two

This article contains really useful information about the vitamins and minerals you need in your diet whilst you are pregnant, which foods you can find them in and why they are important for you and your baby. The information has been broken down into an easy-to-read table. Micronutrients Many nutrients work together. …