What if I’m anaemic?

If you have anaemia it means your heart is overworked and this can affect your baby. If you are prone to anaemia tell your doctor. A blood test would reveal anaemia and it may be necessary to take iron supplements … Read More

What can we do to ensure a healthy baby?

Where your baby’s health is concerned, consider, and act on, the following: Smoking. This is one of the most damaging factors to the health of your unborn baby and the major cause of avoidable health problems. The risks include miscarriage … Read More

Should I take a folic acid supplement?

Experts recommend that all women who are thinking about trying for a baby should start taking folic acid supplements three months before conception and then throughout the first trimester of pregnancy at least. They agree on a daily dose of … Read More

Pregnancy myths debunked

Here’s my advice on how seriously you should or shouldn’t be taking certain advice. You can tell the sex of your baby by the shape of your bump and the way you’re carrying it. If your bump is high up … Read More

Is it safe to…?

…have sex? Yes. Having sex is safe in pregnancy unless there are medical reasons for abstaining. In fact some women find that they enjoy sex more when pregnant as the high level of female hormones in body makes the breasts … Read More