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Pregnancy Symptoms: What are the signs of being pregnant?

Some women are so in tune with their menstrual cycle that they feel pregnant soon after they conceive.  For women whose regular monthly menstrual cycle runs like clockwork, the earliest sign of pregna…

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How to know if you are ready for a baby?

1. Are you and your partner on the same page? In case you've forgotten what you learned in high school biology class, having a baby takes two people. Not only that, but it's a big (lifelong!) commitme…

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When do pregnancy symptoms start?

Most women will start to feel pregnancy symptoms around four weeks after conception. Every woman is different, some may feel twinges as early as two weeks into the pregnancy while for others it could …

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How long does ovulation take?

Ovulation occurs every month and lasts for 12 to 48 hours. An egg is released from an ovary and travels down the fallopian tube. It needs to meet sperm within 24 hours of release to be fertilised. Thi…

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What should I pack in my hospital bag?

It is probably a good idea to start packing about two weeks before your due date to make sure that you're ready for your baby's arrival. There are often things that you wouldn't think about so we have…

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All the real things pregnant women Google

Well we have all been there! You are at the begining of the most exciting time of your life and all of a sudden you need answers to some of the most important questions of all time! Where would we be …

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What Changes Should You Actually Make to Your Pregnancy Diet

You've probably read a million different articles telling you to eat certain foods and avoid others. There's truth in most of it, and your doctor will give you a concise list of all the things you cer…

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The Perfect Gift For Every Little One

Are you planning your baby shower and hoping for something more original than a teething ring or more meaningful than yet another cuddly toy?Tree or woodland dedications with the Woodland Trust are th…

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Pregnancy At 14 Weeks

If you are 14 weeks pregnant then you are in your Second Trimester.Your baby will be around 16 centimetres long and will weigh around 0.30lbs. Your baby is already fully formed and believe it or not e…

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How Soon Can I Do a Pregnancy Test?

When you are pregnant there is a rapid rise in the amount of a hormone called human Chorionic Gonadotrophin (hCG)in the early days and weeks.Pregnancy tests detect the presence of this hormone in your…

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First Signs of Pregnancy

If you want to know what the first signs of pregnancy are and if you have any of the usual pregnancy symptoms, then take a look below. For the vast majority of women, the first sign of pregnancy is wh…

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Pregnancy Myths

We all get told old wives tales and pregnancy myths during each stage of our pregnancies. It is impossible to escape the advice and predictions, but are pregnant women being misled or do these Old Wiv…

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Glossary of Pregnancy Words

We are often asked what certain words that relate to pregnancy and childbirth mean, so we've compiled a glossary of the most common pregnancy terms. Tip - To find a word or phrase on a page, hold down…

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Blood Pressure in Pregnancy

According to research by the Blood Pressure Association, almost three quarters of UK adults haven't got a clue what their blood pressure is."One in 10 first time mums will have some form of high blood…

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What Pregnant Women Worry About

The results of a new survey tell us more about the health concerns of pregnant women in the UK.A new survey of pregnant women and new mums commissioned by publishers Dorling Kindersley to mark the lau…

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The Best Piece Of Advice I Had Was.....

Exciting times! You've told everyone you're pregnant. Soon you won't be able to go anywhere or do anything without some well-meaning soul giving you a bit of advice.One of the best pieces of advice I …

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Sex and Pregnancy

A loving physical relationship is important for your wellbeing during pregnancy, and sexual intercourse can actually help your body to prepare for labour.Whilst many women worry about whether it's saf…

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Contact Lenses and Pregnancy

During pregnancy, most women find their bodies change in ways they didn't anticipate.One change a lot of women will experience is a notable difference in their vision and eyesight. This is actually qu…

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How Long do Babies Carry their Mother's Immunity?

During the last three months of pregnancy some antibodies are passed along the placenta from the mother to the unborn baby.Antibodies are cells produced by the immune system to defend the body against…

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The Usual Signs of Pregnancy

A lot of women are so well-tuned in to their body's rhythms that they begin to feel pregnant soon after they conceive. Most women, however, won't experience any early pregnancy symptoms until several …

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Top Tips to Help Morning Sickness

The Causes and Symptoms of Morning Sickness Morning sickness is due to the changes in the female sex hormones oestrogen and progesterone which women experience early in pregnancy' says nutritionist Ru…

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