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What is hypnobirthing? 

It was World Hypnobirthing Day on March 21st 2022. So what is hypnobirthing, and is hypnobirthing safe? If you’re expecting a baby, read on to find out all about hypnobirthing and our new parent advice around the method.  If you’re entering your third trimester, it’s perfect timing.  First, what is hypnobirthing? It’s about using hypnosis […]

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What are the benefits of physical activity during pregnancy?

There’s plenty of evidence to prove exercising and staying active through pregnancy and postnatally is great for your mental and physical health. Regular activity improves your emotional wellbeing, too. It reduces depression, helps with hypertensive disorders, and cuts the risk of developing gestational diabetes. But how do women balance exercise and pregnancy wisely? How much […]

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I’m pregnant. How do I prepare for my unborn baby?

How lovely. What great news. Congratulations on your pregnancy! If this is your first child, you’ll be keen to get yourself organised in good time and stay organised throughout the pregnancy, so when the big day arrives you’re ready to welcome your new baby. Here are some handy tips to help you get a grip, […]

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What to expect in the third trimester?

Only a few weeks to go… how exciting! If you’re wondering what’s going to happen to your body and your fast-growing baby during the last segment of your pregnancy, here’s what to expect in the third trimester.  What to expect in the third trimester  Let’s go through the basics first. When does your third trimester […]

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Some babies sleep in cars, but is it safe?

Is it ok for my baby to sleep in the car? It’s a common question, and an important once since so many parents find the best way to get their baby to sleep is safely strap them into a baby seat then go for a drive. Something about the engine and the gentle vibrations sends […]

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How do we collect your baby’s stem cells at birth?

Are you thinking about banking your new born baby’s umbilical cord blood? Let’s take a look at how stem cells are harvested from cord blood. This is your umbilical cord blood storage guide.  How are stem cells collected at birth? Cord blood stem cells are collected at birth. While it only takes a few minutes […]

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Postpartum workout you do with your baby

Looking for postpartum workout ideas? A new scientific study, the first of its kind, reveals how getting back into shape after having a baby is hard, even for women who were unusually fit and strong before their pregnancy. It’s actually good news, since it shows everyone finds it a challenge. It isn’t your fault if […]

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The best games to play with your baby

It’s such fun. It’s all about giggles, gurgles, and laughter. So why is playing games with your baby so good for them and what are the best games to play with your baby? When you’re a newborn everything about the world is fresh and exciting. The smallest, simplest thing is absolutely fascinating, and it’s a […]

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What to put in a baby bag? Your essential guide 

You’re expecting a baby, the big day is approaching fast, and you’re wondering what to put in your baby bag ready for hospital. If you’re planning a home birth it’s just as important to have a baby bag handy just in case you need to go to hospital after all. While it’s tempting to cram […]

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