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First trimester


Nosebleeds during pregnancy

It may seem like one of the odder quirks of pregnancy but there’s reason behind that bleeding nose. Here’s what’s going on…


What is a midwife?

If you are wondering 'what is a midwife?', read this article to find out more about midwifery and the role of midwives in providing antenatal care.

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Pregnancy workouts: Safety

If you’re feeling clueless about the rules of staying active when you’re expecting, read on to have your questions answered.

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Good exercises and sports in pregnancy

Find out about exercise during pregnancy including which sports to avoid, low-impact pregnancy exercises, pelvic floor exercise and safety.

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First time dad survival kit

There’s no doubt about it, becoming a father is life-changing. Here’s how to deal with the issues and challenges that it brings.

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Pregnancy week 1

Support and information from NCT

NCT offers reliable support and information about the various stages of pregnancy, week by week.

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Exercise during pregnancy: What to know

Expecting a baby doesn’t mean you must spend nine months on the sofa with your favourite biscuits, unfortunately. While a few biscuits won’t hurt, moving is actually great for you and your baby.

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First trimester: Advice for dads to be

In lots of ways, the first trimester is the trickiest. You’re both getting your heads around the news that you’re going to be a parent. Mums to be are fighting the urge to be sick in a meeting when no-one knows they’re pregnant yet. But what about dads to be? Here’s some advice for the challenges.

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Smoking during pregnancy

Smoking during pregnancy is harmful for your baby. Find out about the effects of smoking in pregnancy plus tips and suggestions on how to stop smoking when pregnant

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Sex during pregnancy: Your questions answered

Whether you’re keen to get back to it or avoiding it for fear of disturbing the baby with your activities. We have all the information you need, from safety and positions to bringing on labour.

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Foods to avoid during pregnancy

You need to be aware of what not to eat when you’re pregnant. This article covers some of the foods to avoid during pregnancy as well as the things you can eat and drink.

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Carpal tunnel syndrome in pregnancy

Carpal tunnel syndrome can sometimes affect women during pregnancy. Symptoms include tingling, numbness and pain in the hand. Read on to find out more about carpal tunnel and how to relieve your symptoms.