Baby scan

Down’s Syndrome Test

I thought I would quickly write this post as I went through a few weeks of unnecessary fear after my first "checking in" appointment with the midwife.  It is standard to have blood taken and checked for all sorts of diseases a couple of months into a pregnancy.  You can refuse to have them done…

exercise during pregnancy

Exercise During Pregnancy: Is It Really Safe?

Exercise during pregnancy.  This usually leads to heated debates from both sides of the fence, it is safe, but it is always advisable to check with your GP before starting or continuing any fitness routine. Exercise can help to maintain strength from top to toe and inside out and can also help to ease pregnancy…

Foods to avoid during pregnancy

Foods To Avoid During Pregnancy

There are lots of theories out there regarding foods to avoid during pregnancy, but looking on the Web MD site there is some good logical advice for mums to be. Soft Cheeses Cheeses made with unpasteurized milk may harbour Listeria bacteria.  These include Camembert, Panela, Blue cheeses such as Stilton or Gorgonzola, Brie and Feta. …

Kegel Exercises – Strengthen Your Inner Muscle Tone With Pelvic Floor Exercises

Kegel exercises were developed by a top gynecologist in the 1940s, Arnol Kegel.  With regular practice, you can strengthen your pelvic floor muscles which can weaken after childbirth, leading to reduced bladder control and less sensitivity during lovemaking. Begin the practice of Kegel exercises as soon as you can and continue to do them throughout…

Why Do Babies Cry

Why Do Babies Cry To Excess?

I find it interesting to note that Pub Med is full of articles based on research on vitamin B12 deficiency and psychological problems.  Looking at the latest research into Vitamin B12, it appears that it is rather vital for pregnant mothers. Why do babies cry? It seems that according to the following research, mothers deficient…