Pregnancy conditions explained: Pre-eclampsia

What is pre-eclampsia? Whilst the exact cause of pre-eclampsia isn't known, scientists believe it occurs when the placenta's blood vessels don't develop properly, causing it not to function as it should.  As a result of the placenta not working correctly, several issues can arise. The baby may not receive enough nutrients, and …

Mindfulness: Enjoy a calm, stress-free pregnancy

Anxiety and stress aren't good for anyone. But even more so in pregnancy, as regularly feeling stressed or anxious can affect your health which isn't good for you or your baby!Β  Mindfulness is a simple style of meditation, that helps you focus on the present and help you calm a …

Managing high blood pressure in pregnancy with a healthy diet

High blood pressure is one of the most common pregnancy problems women encounter. If you get high blood pressure in pregnancy you will have one of two types: Chronic hypertension, this is when you already had high blood pressure before you became pregnant Pregnancy-induced hypertension (also known as gestational hypertension), …