.The NHS advises that hormonal changes taking place in pregnancy will make some women develop a vertical dark line down the middle of their stomach. This is known as the linea nigra, which is a feature that appears for many mums-to-be. Plus your nipples
Advice from the Department of Health has, since 2007, told pregnant women or those trying to conceive not to drink alcohol.Now, a new study from Oxford and Bristol Universities suggests a link between drinking alcohol in pregnancy and lower IQ
It’s common for lots of women to groan when they hear the words "mother-in-law", and now a new study has revealed another reason why mother-in-laws might get a bad name.A survey of 1,328 women, by MyVoucherCodes, has revealed the reasons women feel
Women should meet the daily recommended allowance of both folic acid and vitamin B12 when trying to conceive, and during the first trimester of pregnancy, a new study suggests. The Department of Health currently advises women thinking of starting a
Research shows that women who want to get pregnant should work on lowering their stress levels as this, along with a healthy diet and exercise, has been shown to boost fertility by up to 80%.I see so many couples who are too tired most of the time
and that maternity care across the NHS needs a radical shake-up that could lead to more women having babies at home. It warns that there are not enough consultants in maternity units and junior doctors were often providing out-of-hours care. There were also concerns
Whether it's pickles or peanut butter, cravings are a normal part of the pregnancy experience. Sending your partner out to the all-night garage to satisfy your urges? You're not alone. About 85% of women say they've had at least one food craving
Its probably what frightens us most about childbirth. The blood, we can handle; the pain, we can live through, but the thought of tearing or being cut down there makes us quiver with fear. Almost all women feel scared about this, says midwife
Having a midwife by your side during labour and birth makes all the difference to your birth experience, and greatly increases the chances of a safe, healthy delivery. But many mums arent getting the support they need due to overstretched midwife services.Despite pre-election pr...
In the past 30 years, the number of children living in a single-parent family has leapt from one in 14 to one in 4. Raising a child alone isn't easy, but here, two single mums tell us how, with support from family and sheer determination, they're bringing up their babies successf...