Managing Oedema, fluid retention, in pregnancy with a healthy diet

Oedema is retained fluid that causes swelling, particularly in your hands and ankles, during pregnancy. There are a number of things which contribute to this, including mineral deficiencies, too much sugar and salt in your diet and by your hormone levels changing. Luckily, there are lots of things you can …

Managing insomnia in pregnancy

Unfortunately with a growing bump, back aches, leg cramps, baby worries and frequent visits to the bathroom, it's common to struggle for a good nights sleep when you're pregnant.  But we have a few tips that should help you manage insomnia in pregnancy and sleep more soundly! Eat tryptophan containing foods …

Delicious, fresh pregnancy mocktails

When you are pregnant, alcohol is high on list of things to avoid as it's not great for your baby's development. But that doesn't mean you have to drink water and boring soft drinks for your entire pregnancy! Instead try one of our yummy pregnancy mocktails - the same great …

Worried about stretch marks? These foods might help

Obviously your skin has to stretch during pregnancy, to make room for your growing baby.  If your skin is well nourished, the elastin in it should help to slow this stretch. However, sometimes your skin will grow beyond the ability of its elastin. This is when you get stretch marks. They …

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!  Mindfulness is a simple style of meditation, that helps you focus on the present and help you calm a …