(hypertension). Your blood volume increases by 70% during pregnancy, placing greater strain on your cardiovascular system. Low blood pressure is common around week 32, and it can make you feel faint and dizzy. High blood pressure can indicate pre-eclampsia, a
rare, but harmful liver condition.Get your partner to give you a massage.Eat slowly, often and little to prevent digestive upset.Watch out for signs of pre-eclampsiaWarning signs that you’re heading for a premature birthSubscribe to Prima Baby
% higher than those who hadn't.But it doesn't mean you have to be setting your pre-schooler mental arithmetic tests and showing flashcards before breakfast.'What's most imortant is one-to-one interaction,' says Professor Edward Melhuish of Birkbeck
: If you are more than 10 days past your due date and there is evidence that the placenta is failing If you have pre-eclampsia If the baby is not growing well If the waters break but there are no contractions after 24 hours If there is a significant
to benefit.'Taking the test is a bit like having a smear test. Medical staff take a swab of the secretions in the vagina near the cervix.Having a positive fetal fibronectin result does not always means the baby will be born pre-term, although women who do
The Dos and Don'ts of offering new foods:DO......offer one new food at a time so your toddler isn't overwhelmed...serve one favourite food with one new food. This may tempt your toddler to try something different...give them a new food to try when you know your toddler is hungry....
Nearly one million children are looked after in day nurseries in the UK , and that number has grown consistently over the last 10 years. They are the nation's most popular form of childcare, with 78% of working mothers describing them as ‘ideal', according to research by the Nat...
is not the only risk factor for Down's syndrome, women who get pregnant after the age of 35 are routinely offered antenatal screening for the condition.Pre-eclampsia (toxaemia of pregnancy)This is a serious condition that can arise after the 28th week of pregnancy
of this include pregnancy-induced diabetes and pre-eclampsia (itself a cause of at least 15% of all pre-term births) and obstetric cholestasis (liver disease characterised by extreme itching).Maternal medical conditions: Certain pre-existing medical conditions
:Examples of this include pregnancy-induced diabetes and pre-eclampsia (itself a cause of at least 15% of all pre-term births) and obstetric cholestasis (liver disease characterised by extreme itching).Maternal medical conditions:Certain pre-existing medical conditions