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

As you know, there is a lot going on in your body when you're pregnant - your body is adapting to the incredible fact that you're growing a baby! Nutrition plays a huge part in keeping you healthy and supporting your baby's healthy development. But with so many mixed messages …