Did your pregnancy dreams include visions of a neat rounded belly, and little kicks that made your heart flutter? While it's true that pregnancy has its share of wonderful moments and experiences to cherish, it also has a raft of less than fabulous pregnancy symptoms - including many you'd rather not discuss in public and many you'd probably like to forget (which you will, by the way, since forgetfulness is another symptom).
There are pregnancy symptoms you expected (like morning sickness – which also arrives in the evening) and symptoms you almost definitely didn't (like constipation, nosebleeds and bleeding gums). It's probably reassuring to know that you're not alone suffering these ailments - you're actually joining millions of other expectant women who are also wading their way through a different selection of pregnancy complaints. But it also helps to have some tried and true remedies at your (swollen) fingertips that will allow you to navigate around the majority of pregnancy grumbles.
Selecting a maternity nurse Some women find the support of a maternity nurse, through the earliest weeks of parenthood, makes an important contribution to the care of their baby. But is also helps ease the mother’s own recovery and helps them feel more confident as a new parent at a time usually filled with questions.
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Finding out about local childminders
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Labour & Birth
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Planning to get pregnant
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Weekend stay antenatal classes
If you find that antenatal classes during weekday evenings are awkward for you and your partner to attend together, a weekend break incorporating antenatal advice sessions can be the perfect way to focus your pre-birth preparation as a couple.