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 …

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 …

The foundations of a healthy diet: part one

Fad diets and 'healthy' eating plans hit the internet almost daily, and it often means you have to stop eating certain food groups - usually carbohydrates and fats! This article explains why getting the right amount of protein, carbohydrates, and healthy fats in your diet whilst pregnant is important your …

Reduced fetal movements

Your baby’s movements during pregnancy are a good indication of their health and wellbeing, with studies showing that a reduction or absence of fetal movements is linked with an increased risk of poorer health outcomes. These include: Giving birth to poorly grown (smaller) babies i.e. ‘intrauterine growth restriction’ (IUGR) An increased …